What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid collects information about your financial circumstances to determine eligibility for federal aid programs. When you complete the FAFSA, you’ll be considered for federal grants, state grants, work-study jobs and federal student loans.

If you plan to or are receiving financial aid, you need to be aware of the following rights and responsibilities.

Step 1: Choose your program of study or major

Most programs are eligible for financial aid but some are not.

Step 2: Complete Germanna's free application for admission

Be sure to include your social security number on the application in order to link your student account with your financial aid application.

Step 3: Create your federal student aid id (FSA ID)

Before completing the FAFSA, the student (and parent, if necessary) must create a federal student aid id (FSA ID). The FSA ID is used to sign your FAFSA electronically.

Step 4: Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The new aid year’s FAFSA will be available starting October 1 of each year for the following fall semester and should be completed as soon as possible.

  • The school code for Germanna is 008660. The priority application date is April 1.
  • Germanna must receive the results of your FAFSA by April 1 to meet the priority date.

Step 5: Receive your Student Aid Report (SAR)

You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by email or mail within a few days of your FAFSA being processed by the Department of Education. Read the SAR carefully to check for accuracy. Make corrections if necessary.

Step 6: Verification

Verification is a process in which information on a student’s FAFSA is reviewed by a school for accuracy and completeness. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, immediately submit all requested documentation to our office for review. Failure to provide required documentation may negatively impact your financial aid award package.

When is Germanna's priority application date?
What is the Student Aid Report (SAR)?

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