FAFSA 101: Applying for Financial Aid

What is the FAFSA?

A federal for that determines a student’s eligibility for financial aid.

How do I apply?

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA at studentaid.gov

What is the IRS Data Retrieval?

A tool to help you complete the FAFSA, that allows you to pull your accurate tax information directly from the IRS website.

How is my award calculated?

Information directly from the FAFSA (like your EFC and dependency status), your residency, grade level, and semester enrollment impact the amounts and types of aid that you are eligible for each year.

How am I notified about my financial aid?

Continuing students will receive an email when they’ve been awarded, that will direct them to view and accept their award on MaineStreet.