Steps to Complete Financial Aid

**Important Information for Fall 2016**

Effective Fall 2016, there have been changes made in the Business Office regarding payment to your school account. Please read carefully the new policies and procedures.


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Be ready for the academic year 2016-17 beginning with fall. It is time to apply for FAFSA.  Here is a 2016-17 FAFSA tutorial "Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA. A student's guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid." 

Students and parents will have the ability to have their federal income tax information transferred directly from the IRS to the FAFSA processing center. Here is a 2016-2017 tutorial for How to Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.  The IRS data transfer will expedite the financial aid processing for students and can be authorized when completing the FAFSA initially, or by revising it later. Students selected for FAFSA verification will no longer be able to submit copies of the IRS tax return directly to the Financial Aid Office. Instead, they must request an IRS tax transcript from the IRS and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. This will cause delays in processing the aid awards for students selected for verification who failed to authorize the IRS data transfer on the FAFSA.

You must have applied for FAFSA before the fall semester begins and brought in any documents to complete your file by the first week of school. Attendance to class will be suspended with unexcused absences until your financial aid package is complete.


IRS Data Retrieval Tool and Tax Transcripts

Verification Forms




  • Step #1 - In order to receive Federal aid, all students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at This allows your application to be processed to meet deadlines.

  • Step #2 - The Entrance Loan Counseling must be completed at

  • Step #3 - The Master Promissory note must be completed at

  • Step #4 - If you do not want student loans, you do not need to do steps 2 & 3. You MUST provide a written statement to the Financial Aid office stating that you are declining loans. This statement must be emailed to


  • Academic Scholarships - Click Here for Scholarship Applications and Here for Scholarship Information
  • Summer Financial Aid Priority Deadlines - March 15, 2015
  • Fall Financial Aid Priority Deadlines - July 1, 2016
  • Spring Financial Aid Priority Deadlines, if not previously applied September 1, 2016