1) How do I check the status of my
If you would like to check the status of your application online,
please click the following blue link:
2) I want additional schools to receive
my information but I have already submitted my FAFSA.† What do I need to do to get my
information to the appropriate schools?
In order for a school to receive your application and create a
financial aid award package for you, that school must be listed on your
FAFSA in Step Six.
If you need to add a school or schools to your application, there
are two simple ways to do so:
1) With your SAR, you may call 1-800-433-3243 and add the
school(s) over the phone.
2) With your PIN, you can click the following blue link to go to the Make Corrections web site:
With either of these methods, your school(s) will have access to
your information within 3-5 days.
There are only six spaces for schools
to receive information.† Do I need
to file another form?
The student can only
select up to six schools, at a time, to receive his or her application
information. Once the student receives the processed SAR (Student Aid
Report), the student can make the information available to more than six
schools through one of the following options. The student can:
1) Replace the
schools listed on the SAR with the other schools and their codes.† If the student has the SAR, he/she can
call the Federal Student Aid Information
Center at 1-800-433-3243 for assistance.† This is the recommended method as it is
If the student
received a full six-page SAR, he/she can write the additional schools
into Step Six and then mail the SAR to the federal processor (the address
is listed on page eight).† Please
note that if the student makes additional corrections to the application,
the original schools listed on the FAFSA will not receive these
2) Tell the other
schools his or her Social Security Number, name Data Release Number (DRN)
so that the federal processor can obtain an electronic version of the
student's SAR from the U.S. Department of Education.
3) Send copies of the
SAR to the additional schools. The student can do this in one of
the following ways:
Photocopy the SAR and
mail it to the other schools. The student can call the Federal Student Aid Information
Center (1800-433-3243) and request paper duplicate
copies of the SAR. Then mail these copies to the other schools.
The student can click our blue link to go to
the FAFSA web site at www.fafsa.ed.gov and select the "Print
Student Aid Report (SAR)" option from the FAFSA Follow-up section.
The student should answer the questions on the page that appears to
display his or her SAR. The student should then select Print Summary from
the left-hand navigation bar to print a copy of the SAR to mail to the
other schools. Note: A U.S. Department of Education PIN is required to
use this option.
4) I need the code for my school.† How do I find it?
You can obtain the school code from the financial aid office at
your college choices.† Many schools
financial aid offices also have references available online that list the
5) I have more than one dependent
student in my household.† Is there
a way I can replicate the parentsí information so I donít have to fill it
The Department of Education requires a FAFSA be submitted every
award year for each person seeking financial aid.† You will need to fill out the parentís
income information completely for each student.
6) There have been significant changes
in my income since I have filed my taxes.
Is there something that can be done so I can receive the
appropriate amount of aid?
you believe you have special circumstances that should be taken into
account, such as unusual medical or dental expenses or a significant
change in income from one year to the next, contact the financial aid
office at the schools to which you are applying.
7) When is the deadline to file my form?
The federal deadline
for the 2005-2006/2006-2007 award year is not until the
middle of 2006/2007.† However, virtually
every school sets its own deadline for the various forms of financial
aid. Some are as early as the second week of January and a few have no
deadline at all.† We strongly
recommend checking with your school's financial aid office to determine
exactly when your deadlines may fall.
8) I am going to be attending Summer
school.† What form do I need to
vary in the award year they use for summer semester.† You will need to check with the
financial aid office at your school to find out what award year the
summer term uses.
9) How do I file a renewal form?
Each award year, a
FAFSA must be submitted to receive federal financial aid. Renewal FAFSAs are the same application as a New/Regular
FAFSA. The Renewal FAFSA only fills in some of the information with last
year's data to assist in the process.
The online FAFSA preparation service we offer does not support
Renewals at this time. However, we do encourage you to submit a Regular
FAFSA for the school year, allowing us to assist you with our
professional review and submission process.
10) Am I eligible to file the FAFSA?
To be eligible for
federal student aid, you must meet certain requirements. You must be:
U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. You can click the following blue link to go to the Social Security Administration website† (www.ssa.gov)
Registered with Selective Service (if required, you can click the following blue link to go to the Selective Service website www.sss.gov)
Attending a participating school
Working toward a degree or certificate **
Making satisfactory academic progress **
You must not owe a
refund on an overpayment on a federal grant or be in default on a federal education loan.
(please call 1-800-433-3243 to verify)
You must have
financial need (except for unsubsidized' Stafford Loans)
You must not have any
federal or state drug convictions'
Other state or local
requirements may apply. **
** Please contact the
financial aid administrator at your collage of choice to clarify this
11) What is an EFC
and what affect does it have on my aid?
The EFC is the "Expected Family Contribution".
The schools you list on the application receive your EFC
with the rest of your information. They use the EFC
to prepare a financial aid package to help you meet your financial need. Financial need is the
difference between your EFC and your school's
cost of attendance (which can include living expenses), as determined by
12) I have received an award letter but my
funds still have not been distributed to me.†
school has different policies on when financial aid is to be
distributed.† You will need to
speak to the financial aid office at your school as to when funds are