Applying for FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA online as soon as possible, using your prior-prior year’s tax information. You will need to create a FAFSA ID. Enter school code 007121 in step 6 to have your information sent to Faith. Be sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload your tax information directly from the IRS to your FAFSA. This step simplifies the process if your FAFSA is selected for verification. Respond promptly to any requests for documentation from the Faith Financial Aid Department.

The FAFSA will calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is used to determine your state and federal grant eligibility as well as your federal loan eligibility. It is not a means to apply for any loan or personal scholarship.

All federal aid will be sent directly to Faith and disbursed into your account each semester. First-time recipients of financial aid must attend Faith at least 30 days before they can receive their first disbursement, which will come at the end of September. The second disbursement will come at the end of February.

The US Department of Education selects at least 30% of all FAFSAs for verification. If you are selected, you will then be asked to supply all tax information that was used to organize your FAFSA (parents’ taxes and your taxes) and W2s. After the verification has taken place, you will receive a letter letting you know what aid is available to you.

Pell grants are often the first resource for college students. These grants are determined by your FAFSA. Pell Grants currently offer students more than $5,000 each year, based on student financial eligibility. Those with the greatest financial need will receive the maximum award. The Pell grant is awarded to the student through an electronic transfer from the U.S. Department of Education to Faith each semester.

Please contact our Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.