Financial Aid Resources
Find ways to pay for college and manage costs to stay on your postsecondary path.
Follow the steps below to secure financial aid and make informed choices of where to go to college and how to pay for it. High school students can also download our senior year checklist.
Create a college list that factors in affordability.
The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID is a username and password that you need to start the FAFSA. Guide is also available in Arabic, Cape Verdean, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for most types of financial aid. Also available in Arabic, Cape Verdean, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
After your child completes their section, they may invite you to contribute your information. Also available in Arabic, Cape Verdean, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The FSS summarizes the info you submitted on your FAFSA, includes your Student Aid Index, flags issues or errors to resolve.
You can only make corrections to the FAFSA after it is processed. If you fill it out in January or February 2024, it will be processed in March.
If selected for verification, you're required to provide requested documents in order to receive financial aid.
If you submitted a CSS Profile, you may be required to complete the Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC).
Understand your aid offers and compare the total costs of attending different colleges.
If your financial situation has changed, you can appeal so your financial aid is based on your current circumstances.
Know how much you may have to pay for expenses that aren't on your college bill, like course materials and transportation.
Know how to keep your financial aid throughout college.
Follow these steps if you're planning to transfer.