How do I begin the Financial Aid Process?

The process starts with a Financial Aid Application Interview


Contact us to schedule an interview.  Allow approximately one hour for all the paperwork to be completed.  During that interview, we will:

  • Assist you to complete the FAFSA
  • Submit your application to the federal central processing service
  • Estimate your eligibility for the various financial aid programs
  • Complete a Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, and a pre-loan informational interview if you wish to take out a loan
  • Inform you of any additional paperwork needed to complete the process
  • Inform you of what you will be expected to pay and when
  • Answer any questions you have about the costs associated with the program.

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When you come to your interview please make sure you bring the following:

  • Your federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form 1040 and W-2 forms
  • Your parents’ federal IRS form and W-2 forms (dependent students only)
  • Your spouse’s federal IRS form (married students filing separate returns)
  • Current bank statements (maybe required)
  • Records of benefits received from Social Security, Veterans Affairs, Child Support, and other agencies
  • And your Legal Guardian (if you are a dependent students only)

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