Financial Aid Application Process
Follow these easy steps to apply
Be aware of deadlines and respond promptly to requests for information. All financial aid applicants may need to submit official proof of high school graduation or receipt of the GED.
Step 1: Complete the聽 (FAFSA). To simplify the process use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval tool to automatically import official tax information. It's not hard, but if you need help, stop by the Enrollment Services Computer Lab in Founders Hall and either one of our Peer Technicians or a Financial Aid Advisor can assist.
Step 2: List 大发六合彩鈥檚 school code on your FAFSA: 007110.
Step 3: After submitting your FAFSA, you should receive a follow-up e-mail from the U.S. Department of Education. Follow the directions to view your Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the report carefully for important information.聽Please do not make corrections before checking with Financial Aid staff.
Step 4:聽You may also receive a separate but equally important communication (paper or e-mail) from PHEAA. This information applies to state financial aid, not the federal programs.
Step 5: Within 3-6 weeks check your financial aid status through delaGATE. delaGATE is the College's web portal system and is used for all communications to you. Check it frequently for important information about financial aid and to view College announcements and emails.聽
Step 6:聽Additional documentation or action may be required to finalize your financial aid. Check delaGATE frequently to stay informed. You should respond immediately in order to minimize any delay in the process.聽The U.S. Department of Education may select you for a process called verification.聽This is a process for confirming the information provided on the FAFSA is accurate.聽If selected, you will be notified both on your SAR and also by email from the Financial Aid Office.
Step 7:聽If you decide to accept the Federal Direct Loan offered on your financial aid award, please secure the loan by completing both entrance counseling and the Master Promissory Note (MPN) at .
Financial Aid Computer Lab (In Person and Virtual)
Financial Aid Computer Lab聽at Enrollment Central at Marple Campus聽is聽available Monday- Thursday 9聽a.m. - 6 p.m.聽Fridays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.聽(Closed Fridays in the Summer).聽Student Peer Technicians聽are available to assist students with FAFSA completion, Verification Requirements, and other electronic document submission.聽
How is financial aid eligibility determined?
A student鈥檚 "need" for financial assistance is considered to be the difference between what the student and student鈥檚 family can pay and the total cost of the academic year in college.
The Financial Aid Office carefully analyzes a student鈥檚 need to find the most advantageous way to award a combination of grants, loans and work programs that will enable students to attend the College.