Financial Aid Information/Resources
Financial Aid - FAFSA Information
Applications for the 2016-17 FAFSA are now available online. Apply Early!
Federal Financial Aid
schools, colleges, and universities offer financial aid in the form of
grants, loans, and work study programs to students based on information
received from the federal government. This information comes from the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Therefore, submitting the FAFSA is a critical step in the financial aid/scholarship process.
How to apply:
The FAFSA should be filed as soon as possible after January 1 of the senior year. Please
make sure when you apply that you list any college you are considering,
as you can list up to ten on the application. If you have applied or
are interested in more than ten colleges, you may add those after you
receive your SAR. The Department of Education prefers families
file online. The error rate is substantially reduced on electronic
applications and colleges receive your FAFSA information faster.
Deadlines for filing the FAFSA can
vary by school and state. Arizona universities currently recommend
filing by February 15. Check with any other colleges being considered
for their deadlines. Watch your mail for a Student Aid Report (SAR).
This is a summary of the information you submitted and schools you
listed on the FAFSA will also receive this information. You may want to
verify receipt of the SAR with the colleges.
An award letter from the financial aid office of the colleges listed on the FAFSA form will be sent to you. This document indicates the types of aid a student is eligible to receive.
How to get help:
In the senior year, parents and students who want help with the FAFSA
should attend College Goal Sunday
This is an annual statewide program that provides free information and
assistance to Arizona students and families applying for financial aid.
For locations and times, visit College Goal Sunday's website listed