Financial Aid Steps

step-by-step review of the financial aid process

step1: Getting Qualified

view what's needed to qualify for student financial aid. Understand college costs, dependency status and expected family contribution (EFC).

step2: Submit the FAFSA Form

students (and parents) must submit the FAFSA to start the aid process. The FAFSA is used by colleges and agencies to determine eligible aid amounts.

step3: Review the SAR

the Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizes your FAFSA information and calculates EFC. Review it carefully for changes and corrections.

step4: Analyze Award Letter

colleges will use the SAR to determine your eligible financial aid awards. Compare your award letters among colleges to determine best aid package.

step5: Review Aid Options

financial aid options include grants, scholarships, work-study, loans, state aid, community service, and other federal and private aid. View options.



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