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 Complete your federal taxes. Your spouse (if applicable) and/or parents' taxes may also be required. Visit irs.gov for more information.

 Sign up for an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov The FSA ID serves as your digital signature for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and login information for Federal Student Aid websites. Students can apply for an FSA ID anytime and it is recommended to have one before completing the FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need to create an FSA ID.

 Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)In order to be considered for the most desirable financial aid package for the 2017-2018 academic year, please make sure your file is complete by February 1. 

 Search and apply for scholarships 

 If requested, complete the verification process. Please refer to the 2017-18 academic year verification instructions.

 Check your Financial Aid Status in Campus Information Services.

 Accept your financial aid online in Campus Information Services.

 If accepting loans, complete the Loan Counseling for Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized / PLUS Loans and/or Loan Counseling for Perkins, Nursing, HSPL, and other institutional loans.

 Complete Master Promissory Notes (MPN), if necessary.The MPN is a legally binding agreement between you and us and contains the terms and conditions of your loans.

 (Students borrowing with a Perkins Loan must complete a Promissory Note each year.)

Last Updated: 7/20/17