How Do I Get Financial Aid?

Wow April is here (my Birthday month *woot*) and I have so many unanswered questions: Why do I still have allergies? Are little kids ever NOT sick? When's Rita's free ice cream day? And HOW DO I GET FINANCIAL AID?!?!?

Well, I'm sad to say I only have one answer to those complicated questions, and that's HOW DO I GET FINANCIAL AID? If you have the answers to the other questions, you let me know, and I'll give you a internet high five. In the meantime, enjoy my answer...

1. Submit the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the fundamental forms that you need to fill out. In order to raise you eligibility, submit the form early, as it disburses money on "First come, first serve" basis. Apply early (Jan. 1st) and you'll thank us later.

2. Submit Non Federal Applications

As we navigate through the question of "How do I get financial aid", our next point is the non federal applications.  This includes any forms that your school of choice requires you to fill out. This could include such items as the CSS profile and additional financial aid supplements.

3.  The student aid report

Roughly a month after you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a report that informs you of your financial aid eligibility. Be sure to double check the report, and make any corrections.

4. Additional Aid

Consider additional loan options, as well as applying for scholarships and grant money. A complete overview of how you can get financial aid can be found here: How Do I get financial aid ?overview

5. Verify all the financial aid information.

Just like you want to double check tests, you also want to look over your financial aid to make sure everything is correct. You've made it this far, so please DON'T skip this step

6.  Signing the MPN

A Master Promissory Note is a student's commitment to repay any loans they may have borrowed to pay for school.  Complete this, and double check your financial aid package to make sure everything is correct.

Those are the basics! If you want specific answers, please email us at or call us at (888) 544-9898.

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