US Department of Education
For information on Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Student Aid.
The U.S. Department of Education has placed its free Application for Federal Student Aid on the Web. Students can now download the application and/or apply online using their PIN. If you have not received a PIN in the mail, you may go to www.pin.ed.gov to apply. The Federal FAFSA Student Guide is also available online.
When applying for financial aid, here are things you should keep in mind:
- File the FAFSA, even if you think you will not be eligible for a Pell Grant. You will need it to obtain a loan.
- You can file the FAFSA 2 ways:
- On the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov using your PIN. If you have not received a PIN in the mail, you may go to www.pin.ed.gov to apply.
- Mail it in the envelope that is provided with your paper application.
- 3. Students who file their taxes electronically should wait two weeks before filing the FAFSA. Students filing a paper return will need to wait eight weeks before filing the FAFSA. Information from the tax return is needed to complete the FAFSA.
- Full-time status is not a requirement for federal aid.
Note Students who do not plan to file a tax return may contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance.