Financial Aid

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GET READY FOR Fall!!!

Hello EOF Scholars,

The FAFSA renewal is available October 1st. It is important to file early for priority funding and to address any issues that may arise. You will need:

·You will need a FSA ID for student and parent, Social Security number, and if you are not a U.S. citizen, your Alien Registration number
·Driver’s license number
·2016 tax forms/transcripts for parent/s and student, 2016 untaxed income documents for parent & student, Records of your assets/savings

Don’t forget to answer the state questions at the end of your FAFSA application on the confirmation page, see “Optional Feature – Start your state application.” For this section you will need to know the Earned Income Credit from parent/s tax form, answer social security benefits question, any unemployment benefits, student driver license number. Do not leave any blanks.  Once your FAFSA is submitted, check and read your confirmation email for more information on your application status.

IMPORTANT:  Please make sure to review your financial aid status at Check required documents and Award Status.  For Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) and EOF Grant check HESAA Status and view the To Do List, notifications, and verify that your grants are posted by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA).                                            

As the cost of education increases, so have the interest rates for federal student loans first disbursed on or after 7/1/17 and before 7/1/18.  For Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans, the loan fee is 1.069% and the interest rate is 4.45%.  You can learn more about loans, rates and repayment at studentaid.ed.gov.  To view your student loan debt, check your loan balance and name of your servicer at the National Student Loan Data System.

For assistance paying for college, it is HIGHLY recommended to search for scholarships, there are payment plans and other limited opportunities.  Don’t forget to contact your EOF counselor for any updates and semester expectations.