Braving the Storm

Class of 2016--All about Financial Aid

To obtain ANY financial aid at all from colleges and universities, you MUST complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The updated form becomes available on January 1, 2016.

FAFSA Overview

FAFSA Overview
Each state and college/university has its own FAFSA deadline. Pay careful attention to deadlines!!! Try and get your FAFSA application submitted by March 1, 2016; in NC, monies are available until it runs out! REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY'S FAFSA DEADLINE...IS IT A "SUBMITTED BY" OR "RECEIVED BY" DEADLINE?
How to Create an FSA ID

Each student and one parent will need an FSA ID, which is your electronic signature. You will need an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA online.

You may choose any of these three methods to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

  • Apply online (Recommended) or
  • Complete a PDF FAFSA (Note: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing) or
  • Request a paper FAFSA by calling us at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 319-337-5665. If you are hearing impaired, contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.

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~ Rogers

How to Complete the FAFSA

How to Fill Out the FAFSA
FAFSA Day 2016

Get help completing the FAFSA.