The FSA ID allows students and parents to identify themselves electronically to access FSA Web sites.

An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into FAFSA on the Web.

While you are not required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA on the Web application, it is the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed. It is also the only way to access or correct your information online, or to pre-fill a FAFSA on the Web application with information from your previous year’s FAFSA.

If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create an FSA ID.

If you have an FSA ID but do not remember your username, click Forgot Username.

If you have an FSA ID but do not remember your password, click Forgot Password.


This category has other information to help you understand financial aid and your credit.

This glossary will explain some of the terms used in “Financial Aid-ese”.

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A brochure about the importance of your credit score, what goes into it and how to clean it up.
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This is the book that EdFund printed last year that has a lot of good information. 
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Completing the FAFSA

The next step is to complete the FAFSA online.  By answering questions about your personal and financial information, the government gives us the Expected Family Contribution.  This is the amount of money you are expected to be able to contribute to your education.  It includes your contribution and your parents', if you are a dependent student.  The formula takes into account your dependency status, family size, number of family members enrolled in school, taxable and non-taxable income and assets.  This number will help the Financial Aid staff prepare your award letter.

FAFSA en Español

Para solicitar ayuda federal para estudiantes, debe completar la FAFSA o Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes. Llenar y presentar la FAFSA es gratuito y más fácil que nunca, y le brinda acceso a la mayor fuente de ayuda económica para pagar la universidad o el instituto profesional.

Además, muchos estados y universidades usan sus datos de la FAFSA para determinar si tiene derecho a recibir ayuda estatal y universitaria, y algunas entidades privadas que otorgan ayuda económica pueden recurrir a su información de FAFSA para determinar si reúne los requisitos para recibir ayuda.

Si está preparado para llenar la FAFSA ahora , no dude en hacerlo. Si le gustaría recibir más información primero, lo ayudaremos.

To Help Prepare for your FAFSA

Everything for the FAFSA.  Just add your Federal Tax information.

  •  Please view the PDF on how to complete the FAFSA
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  • This is the paper copy of the FAFSA to give you an idea of the questions you will need to answer.  Use this to help you once you are ready to file the FAFSA electronically
  • Mailing the FAFSA paper will take 4 to 6 weeks to process. (we recommend that you submit your FAFSA electronically)
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  • Esta es la copia impresa de la FAFSA para darle una idea de las preguntas que deberá responder.  Utilice esta opción para ayudarle una vez que esté listo para presentar la FAFSA electrónicamente. 
  • Si envía su aplicación por correo FAFSA puede tardar desde 4 a 6 semanas para actualizar su aplicación.
     (Le recomendamos que
    presente su FAFSA electrónicamente)
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In order for your financial aid to continue, please make sure that you alert the Social Security Administration that your citizenship status has changed.  If your new citizenship isn't changed here, any federal aid that you need for school or in the future, may be delayed or denied.  So complete it now!  It will save you many steps later.
  • This document will take you through the steps you need to complete to update your Social Security records.  It will allow the Department of Education's information to match up with the FAFSA so you can continue to apply and receive financial aid.
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  • Complete this form and bring it with you to the Social Security Administration to update your records.
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Permanent Residents

In order for you to attend SCI-Arc, your records with the Department of Homeland Security must match the information on your FAFSA.  So if you've moved since you originally received your Permanent Resident card, you are required to alert the Department of Homeland Security within 10 days of your move.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If you have already completed this, verify the address they have on file for you.  You are also able to change your address online DHS
  • Your rights and responsibilities as a Permanent Resident are on this document.
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  • This form needs to be sent to the Department of Homeland Security for processing.
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