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The Step-by-Step Guide to Applying to College

Steps in the Financial Aid Process

  1. Create a Pin: Apply for a pin to electronically sign your FAFSA. (Parents and Students should create Pins!)
  2. Fill out the FAFSA: This can be found online at studentaid.gov.
  3. Send in your Application: Complete and file the form at studentaid.gov.

Student Aid Report: Approximately four weeks after you submit your FAFSA you will receive a list of all of the information you entered on the FAFSA. If you find any errors you need to correct and return them.
The College takes the SAR and based on cost of education, it creates a financial award letter that lists the aid the college will award the student. The difference between the cost and award given is the expected family contribution towards the cost of education. The college will send the award letter to the student sometime in April or May.

College Applications

Complete the Common App Complete the Common App Coalition for College Access

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Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

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