Complete each of the following steps.

1. Apply and be accepted for admission.

2. Complete the approved Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend that you file your FAFSA electronically and use the IRS data retrieval process. Applications are available online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and should be completed as early as possible. We recommend having it completed as early as October and before February 1 in order to receive optimum consideration for state financial aid resources. Since awards cannot be made for more than one academic year, application for financial aid must be made every year.

3. Obtain your Federal User ID & Password. The Federal User ID & Password will allow you to apply & sign your application electronically. Parents of dependent students should also obtain a User ID & Password so they too can apply & sign the FAFSA online. You can apply for a User ID & Password during the application process or by going to https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

Beth Walker
Financial Aid Administrator
(660) 886-6958