FAFSA


FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid-online application 
to apply for federal financial aid. Completing the FAFSA is the 
first step to take in order to receive most forms of federal 
student aid including Pell grants, low-interest federal student 
loans and to participate in the federal Work Study program. In 
addition, several state student financial aid programs,
including the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) 
scholarship program and the Louisiana Go Grant need-based aid 
program, require completion of the FAFSA in order to qualify
and access funds.

The FAFSA is available online Jan. 1 each year.  
Filing the FAFSA between January 1 and March 1 is strongly 
encouraged to be considered for need-based financial aid 
programs. Students and parents can register on this site prior to 
Jan. 1 to obtain a FSA ID which must be used to sign your 
application electronically or make online corrections.

COMPLETE THE FAFSA BY JULY 1 FOR FULL TOPS ELIGIBILITY.
FAFSA ONLINE

This link will lead to a checklist of the information and documents 
you will need to fill out the the FAFSA.
What Information Do I Need When I Fill Out  the FAFSA?

FAFSA NEWS: CHANGE IN DISTRIBUTION

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid paper form will NOT 
be distributed to seniors this year, as paper copies are not 
available in bulk to schools. You may obtain a paper copy of the 
FAFSA by calling 1(800) 4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or by 
downloading a PDF version from various Federal Student
Aid web sites such as www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov. Parents and 
students may apply now for a federal ID. The FAFSA on 
the Web Worksheet is also available at 
http://www.edpubs.org/bpos/pdf/EN00793P.pdf. 

The filing of the FAFSA is a requirement for the T.O.P.S program 
and also a means to possibly qualify for financial assistance, 
i.e., Pell Grant, Campus-Based Aid and a number of different 
types of loans. Any and all financial aid can be used to help pay 
for a student's education after high school; BUT, you must file 
the FAFSA in order to determine what type of aid you are eligible 
to receive. Deadline is July 1!
Apply for Federal ID. number now to complete FASFA

APPLYING TO TULANE? 
The Profile is available Oct. 1 each year.

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE:
About 600 schools nationwide (including Tulane) require 
students to fill out the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to determine 
eligibility for non-federal forms of financial aid. This form is 
more detailed than the FAFSA and will ask a lot of questions 
about your family's assets. Also, unlike the FAFSA, there's a 
cost associated with the PROFILE; there is a fee for
filing online and you'll pay a fee for every school to which you 
have the results sent. You can complete the PROFILE online at
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp

FAFSA CODES
When filling out the FAFSA, you must list a code for the colleges 
that you would like to receive your financial information. Some 
of the Louisiana college codes are listed below. See your 
counselor for codes that you need that are not listed or click 
the link below to find them:
Delgado 004626 	Dillard 002004 	Grambling 002006 	LSU 002010
La Tech 002008 	Loyola 002016 	Nicholls 002005 
Northwestern 002021 SLU 002024 	SUNO 002026 	Southern 002025 
Tulane 002029 ULL 002031 	ULM 002020 	UNO 002015 
        Xavier 002032
FAFSA Codes

High school juniors can take advantage of the FAFSA4caster Web 
site and learn about the financial aid process, gain early 
awareness of aid eligibility, and much more. 
FAFSA FOR4CASTER