Headed to college next fall? It is time to complete the FAFSA®.
Mel Barnes, SVP – Chief Operations Officer
Each year, the federal government provides more than $150 billion in financial aid (grants, work-study and loans) for college or career school. To apply for this aid, one must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The state of Oklahoma, and many colleges and career schools also use the FAFSA information award financial aid.
If a student is attending college or career school in the fall of 2019, it is time to complete the FAFSA application. Oklahoma FAFSA applications become available October 1, 2018, and are due as soon as possible. Financial awards are made until funds are depleted.
Even if the student does not believe they will qualify for federal aid, it is essential to complete the FAFSA—some schools will not consider them for merit scholarships until they have submitted their FAFSA.
Information needed to complete the FAFSA includes:
- Student’s Social Security number
- Student’s Alien registration number (if applicable)
- Student and Parents Federal tax information or tax returns
- Records of untaxed income
- Cash, savings and checking account balances
- Investments other than home in which student and parents live
The FAFSA can be submitted electronically, via a mail-in application or electronic submission by the student's college or career school. Don't delay, visit fafsa.gov to start the application today.