Financial Aid Information

2017-2018 School Year

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

1 . The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed between October 1 and March 1. (Be aware many schools have a deadline of March 1.)

2. Seniors will receive financial aid information in October.

3. A parent meeting concerning financial aid will be held in late October or early November. Information concerning this meeting will be mailed to student's parents.

FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • File the FAFSA between October 1 and March 1

  • Use income (tax) records for the 2016 calendar year when the student is applying for financial aid.

  • Use the FAFSA to apply for both state and federal aid

  • Can file the FAFSA by paper version or on-line @ www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Must create a FSA  ID for both parent and student at http://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm before filing on-line.

1. Good idea to generate a FSA ID even if filing by paper

2. FSA ID may be used to update FAFSA information and/access information

3. FSA ID are good for a student's entire postsecondary educational career

  • FAFSA is used to calculate a student's Expected Family Contribution

***Be aware that schools may have their own individual financial aid form as well. Such forms must also be completed before an individual financial aid package will be designed for a student.

Informational Site: www.fafsa.ed.gov

NOTE:  DO NOT PAY TO FILE THE FAFSA! THIS IS A FREE SERVICE!

Free Event!! College Goal Sunday Want Free Help with the FAFSA Form? Get it done ASAP!
February 11, 2018 2:00 to 4:00 pm Closest sites are: Jennings County High School, Columbus Learning Center, and IVY Tech in Madison.