Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Need-Based Financial Aid

    In order to apply for need-based financial aid (grants, loans, work-study, etc.), students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aaid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA opens on October 1 and students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. 


    • Before you fill out the FAFSA, you and your parent must create an FSA ID!
    • The FSA ID gives you access to the Federal Student Aid's online system and will serve as your legal signature during the application process. 
    • Create an ID with your own personal information and for your own exclusive use HERE.

    Completing the FAFSA

    • The FAFSA determines a student's eligibility for need-based federal financial aid for college, which may include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. 
    • Completely free to apply!
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with your parent/guardian. 
    • The FAFSA application opens October 1st!
    • Go to FAFSA.ED.GOV to apply.
    • Will need previous year's federal income tax info (parent and student, if filed).
    • Must apply every year.