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Paying for College


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Financial Aid Tips

  • FAFSA applications are available January 1 each year
  • Complete the FAFSA application each year and update all necessary information
  • Complete the FAFSA online for faster processing
  • There is NO FEE to fill out a FAFSA application
  • Check with your college about the financial aid priority deadline
  • Most colleges require that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be considered for any type of financial aid.
  • Make sure you update your FAFSA school codes, especially if you are transferring to a new school
  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for errors
  • Always keep record of your PIN (Personal Identification Number)
  • Print your FAFSA application confirmation page for your records
  • Continue to check your email for financial aid requests – you might be asked to submit additional documents for verification purposes
  • Contact your financial aid counselor if you have questions

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