FAFSA School Code: 001146

Parents

Parent FAQs

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Welcome Parents!

Congratulations, parents. You have a daughter or son ready to begin college, and we are here to help with information and practical advice. We know the power of education to transform people’s lives. Therefore, we are committed to help students and their families overcome the financial barriers that may stand in the way of college.

While federal and state financial aid programs require students and their families to contribute toward college expenses, financial aid can help narrow the gap between your resources and your costs. We encourage all students to apply for financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Even families, who do not qualify for need-based aid (grants), are usually eligible for student and parent federal loans that have customer-friendly terms and low interest rates.

We hope this information will help you become knowledgeable about the financial aid and scholarship process. Check us out, and have your student become familiar with this Web site too. As educators, we know the importance of teaching independence and responsibility.

You and your student can contact our office if you have additional questions. Students 18 and older should complete and submit an Authorization to Release Information electronic form if they want their parents to speak with us directly. We look forward to serving you in the coming year.

START HERE:

Steps to Financial Aid

Includes the following:

Apply for Financial Aid
Understanding Your Award:  How Need Determines Your Financial Aid
Receiving your Money:  How Financial Aid Is Disbursed
Financial Aid and Scholarship Checklist

DON'T FORGET:

Types of Aid

Grants
Loans
Scholarships
Federal Work-Study

Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligibility Requirements
Undergraduate Enrollment Requirements

Financial Aid Processing

File Review and Verification
Items We May Request from You
Forms & Applications

Other Information

Special Student Categories
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Parent FAQs
Money Matters

For hints on how to complete the FAFSA so that your application is not delayed, link to Common Mistakes To Avoid When Completing The FAFSA.