Has your student applied for financial aid yet? The application for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2021-22 academic year is still open. All your student needs to do is gather the family’s 2019 tax forms and log onto studentaid.gov to begin their application.
The priority deadline to apply is Feb. 1, but the experts say the quicker the better.
That’s because the FAFSA is what determines your student’s eligibility for all kinds of financial aid — state, federal and institutional — and includes everything from grants to scholarships, loans to work study, and waivers. Here’s what you need to know:
- Students and families can learn more about FAFSA and the whole financial aid process on UND’s website.
- Students should include Federal Code 003005 on their FAFSA if they’d like UND to consider their eligibility status.
- You never should assume a student will not qualify for aid. Many factors other than income, such as family size, come into play.
But probably the most important thing for students to remember is to apply. The second most important? Apply early. No matter how generous the aid, it never lasts forever.
Don’t forget to have your student also complete their Scholarship Central application. Since your student is already admitted to UND, all they need to do is fill out one easy application by the Feb. 1 deadline, and the database automatically will match them with all the scholarships for which they qualify.