The Class of 2020 can apply for Federal Financial Aid on October 1, 2019. Students should apply as soon as possible but also check with the schools they are applying to so they are sure to meet the school's deadline.
Each student and parent will need a FSA ID which can be obtained prior to October 1st. You can view the flyer attached below regarding the steps involved. You can also start to gather the information that will be needed so you are ready to input the information.
On October 1st, students can log in and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), www.fafsa.ed.gov. This determines your eligiblity for federal grants, work-study, and loan programs. The FAFSA is often used to determine state and institutional aid as well.
Once this is done, students should hear back from the US Department of Education in a couple of weeks. You will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report). Any necessary changes can be made on the FAFSA website.
You may be asked by one or more schools to verify information submitted on the FAFSA. Simply complete the paperwork and send it back to the school(s) as soon as possible.
You will receive Award Letters from each college that received your FAFSA information and you have been admitted to. The letter will address the financial aid package you could receive by that school. The financial aid package may include grants, work-study and loans. It may also show scholarships from that school that you would be awarded.
There are many scholarship search sites out there if you are interested in looking for more scholarships. Remember, you should not pay any money for a search.
More information and assistance can be found at a College Goal FAFSA event and/or website. Look at our Links (College & Career) for web addresses.
AFUHSD FAFSA WorkshopMillennium High SchoolThursday, October 3, 6:00-8:00 PMStudents and Parents invite to attend for assistance completing FAFSA from experts.Bi-lingual help available.