The financial aid process can be confusing and overwhelming. Please use the information and videos below to help you through the process.
WHAT IS FEDERAL STUDENT AID – Federal student aid comes from the federal government -specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. Read about Federal Student Aid
Federal student aid helps a student pay for higher education expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies. There are three main types of aid: grants, work-study, and loans.
STEPS TO FEDERAL STUDENT AID
- Create a FSA ID – Go to StudentAid.gov/fsaid. Your ID confirms your identity and serves as your e-Signature for the online FAFSA.
- ATTEND A FINANCIAL AID NIGHT- held at MMACHS or MTCHS in September. Sign ups are at registration in August.
- GATHER INFORMATION FOR THE FAFSA – You will need the following information in order to complete your FAFSA:
- Social Security Numbers (student and parent)
- Driver’s license number if you have one
- Federal tax information or tax returns – ESTIMATE based on last year’s information
- Record of untaxed income
- COMPLETE THE FAFSA as soon as possible. OCTOBER 1 is the new date that the FAFSA will be available to submit. (watch video)
- LOOK FOR AND REVIEW YOUR STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR)- Make any necessary changes and return the corrected form. (watch video)
FAFSA Completion Night: CWI is offering assistance in completing the FAFSA. Click here for details.