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THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS AT FSU - A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Step 1:  Prior to applying for financial aid, make sure you have applied for admissions to FSU.  If you haven't completed an admissions application, you can do so by visiting our Admissions website.

Step 2:  Apply for FSA ID.  An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites.  Your FSA ID indentifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA*) at fafsa.ed.gov.

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child's FAFSA electronically.  If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications.  Please note:  Each FSA ID user must have a unique email address.  

Step 3:  Complete and submit your FAFSA.  If you and/or parent filed taxes, we suggest using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import the tax information into your FAFSA application.  Otherwise, FSU may request IRS Tax Transcripts from the IRS to verify income for you and/or your parents.

Step 4:  List Fayetteville State University (School Code = 002928) as the school you'd like to receive your results in Section 5 of the FAFSA.

 

Step 5:  Once FSU receives your SAR (Student Aid Report), you will receive a letter and email from the FSU Office of Financial Aid requesting any additional paperwork needed.  Paperwork requested varies by individual.  NOTE: It is important to check your Broncos Email frequently to receive important information from the Office of Financial Aid.

Step 6:  Submit all paperwork requested to CFI School Services (College Foundation Incorporated), or the FSU Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible.

Step 7:  Once all documentation is received, allow approximately two to three weeks for the Office of Financial Aid to process your information and determine your eligibility.

Step 8:  If you are awarded financial aid, an award letter will be sent to your permanent address.  You may also view your award by logging on to Banner.

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