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Submitting your FAFSA
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Submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This is the first step in applying for Federal and State grant programs, Federal loan programs
and the Federal Work-Study Program. The FAFSA includes all the information necessary to determine
your expected family contribution or “EFC”. The EFC is used by aid administrators to determine
eligibility for all federal and state aid programs. The FAFSA may be completed one of two ways:
electronically (this is the preferred method) or on a paper version available at high schools and
most post-secondary schools. Read the information below for instructions on how to file
Beginning January 1, 2010, you may access the 2010-11 electronic version of the FAFSA on the
Internet. We suggest that you
apply electronically if at all possible.
This process is fast, simple, and reject-free.
Students may use their FAFSA PIN as their electronic signature. Parents' signatures are now
accepted electronically by the federal processor. Parents can
apply for a pin where a parent's signature is
required for the FAFSA. You may also print out a separate Signature Page from FAFSA on the Web as
you complete the electronic application process. The signed form should be mailed directly to the
Need technical assistance with FAFSA on the web? Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243), 8:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern,) Monday through Friday. You may also contact an Academy of Art
University Financial Aid Representative at 800 544 ARTS.
To complete the FAFSA online, you may go to the FAFSA website at:
Current students may also access and complete the FAFSA online by using Student Self Service.
Once you are logged in to Self Service, follow this path to the FAFSA:
My Educational Profile > Finances > FAFSA on the Web
Click here to go to
Student Self Service.
If you do not have access to the Internet, you may request a paper version of the FAFSA by
calling 800-4-FED-AID. Using the paper version can result in a longer processing period and the
possibility of an incomplete application being rejected by the federal processor. If you must file
the paper version, be sure to follow the directions and read the notes that accompany the paper