FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the application that allows a student to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs. All Utah colleges and universities accept the FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid. The application may be completed using a paper and pencil application (available in the counseling center) or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Parents and students should be careful of sites that use FAFSA in their URL. The FAFSA application is free; if the site you go to attempts to charge you for the application, you are not at the government’s official site. To be sure you are at the official site, use this link. And, don’t forget your PIN! Both parent and student need separate PINs so that they can electronically sign and access information about their FAFSA application.
Financial Aid Estimator – In September 2005, the Secretary of Education formed the bipartisan Commission on the Future of Higher Education to launch a national dialogue on the vital issues of accessibility, affordability, and accountability in higher education. One of the needs identified in the Commission’s final report was to notify students of their federal student aid eligibility earlier in order to help families plan better. They have developed the FAFSA4caster to address this need. The FAFSA4caster is a companion piece to the official FAFSA on the Web. The free FAFSA4caster tool will assist high school juniors and their families in the following ways: Instantly calculate an estimated expected family contribution (EFC), inform the student of potential Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) eligibility, and reduce the time needed to complete the FAFSA when the student applies as a senior. Students and families interested in assessing their eligibility for federal student aid can access the FAFSA4caster by visiting: http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/.
Federal Student Guide – Want to know more about federal financial aid programs? Click Here for an electronic version of the student guide published by the US Department of Education outlining the federal financial aid programs.
FinAid is the site to learn all you need to know about financial aid. Paperwork is explained and there are even calculators to help you determine how much money you will need for college. Use FinAid as a resource as you navigate the world of financial aid.
Selective Service Registration by all 18-year-old males with Selective Service is required by law. In order for any male student to receive financial aid from the U.S. Government he must be registered with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday.