Apply Now for Financial Aid for the 2011-12 year
Students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility for need-based aid. If a student received financial aid in the current year, he/she can complete the FAFSA by choosing FAFSA RENEWAL instead of START NEW FAFSA, which is even faster. It is recommended that the application be completed online at www.fafsa.gov. The online process has edits and "skip logic" in place to ensure an increased rate of accuracy.
Everyone is encouraged to complete the application because there is no charge for applying. Also, if the student wants to be considered for all scholarships, including those that are need-based, a FAFSA must be submitted.
Students should be encouraged to include Shepherd University's federal school code, 003822, to ensure their results are sent to us.
Don't wait for tax returns! Instead, an estimate can be provided now with corrections made later when the tax returns are officially submitted.
NEW option for 2011-12: Beginning January 30, 2011, a link to the IRS will display in the income section of the FAFSA with a message that students/parents may access the IRS site to retrieve income data to complete the application. If the 2010 federal tax return is submitted electronically, the data will be available for retrieval within two weeks. If a paper return is submitted, the data will be available within 5-6 weeks.
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