How to Apply for Financial Aid
The process of applying for financial aid is usually similar from school to school.
If you’re applying for federal aid, the application process is the same. If you’re applying for insitutional aid or private loans, requirements and deadlines will vary.
No matter what type of aid you are seeking, there are some general steps to this process. Here is how to get started:
- Contact your school to find out more about their financial aid application process.
- Ask about any institutional options, including applications and required deadlines.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you are considering applying for federally supported aid and have copies sent to those schools where you will be applying.
- Do your due diligence with regard to selecting a lender for any Stafford, Grad PLUS, and/or private loans you are considering.