Applying for financial aid begins with the completion of the FAFSA. The FAFSA is available on January 1 of each year. Student and parent income tax forms will be used to complete the questions. Once the application has been processed, a Student Aid Report (SAR) email will be sent to the student with a link to the SAR report. If students listed colleges on the FAFSA and have been offered admission, their institution’s Financial Aid Office will send an award letter. It will list all financial aid that the student is eligible to receive. Students and parents can find more detailed information on financial aid and the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.com/home.
Should the student or parents believe the SAR report does not reflect their true financial situation, they can consult with the financial aid officer at their college choice. Sometimes the campus financial aid office can make changes to what the college will offer.