APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
In order to apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application process is free; beware of fake sites requesting payment to file the application. Make sure you are on http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
To complete the FAFSA you will need:
- A federal PIN from the Department of Education to be able to sign electronically. Parents of dependent students will also need a federal PIN if they wish to sign electronically.
Note: Be very careful when applying for the PIN to ensure the accuracy of the information entered (i.e. spelling!).
- All income records, including but not limited to, your federal tax return, W-2s, SSI, VA Benefits, etc) for the previous calendar year to the school year you are applying for aid.
- Dependent students will need to provide parents’ income records, SSN and DOB.
- If there are are extenuating family circumstances that you would like considered to make you an independent student, please complete the Request for Independent Status form and return it to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.
HTC's school code is 010491, this code will allow the FAFSA information to be sent to HTC.
Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet to have your information gathered when you're ready to submit your FAFSA online. Or if applying for the 14-15 school year, complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet.
FAFSA COMPLETE SESSION
If you want help filling out the FAFSA, we have FAFSA Complete sessions with Financial Aid staff on hand to answer questions. Sessions are offered Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons at both campuses.
Registration for a session is required and you must arrive during the first hour of the session to allow enough time to complete your FAFSA. Register at the Enrollment Services counter or by calling 763-488-2500. For what you will need to bring with you please click here. Sign up today!
After the FAFSA
After you submit the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education. The SAR is a summary of the answers you provided on the FAFSA. You will receive this in paper format or in an email if you provided an email address on your FAFSA. It is extremely important that you review this information. If something is incorrect you can make the correction online or contact our office and we’ll assist you in making the correction.
The SAR means you completed the FAFSA but not the entire financial aid process.
We may need additional information from you in order to complete your file. If we do, we will send an email notification to you explaining how to view your status in eServices.
Once all the necessary information is submitted to the Financial Aid Office, an email notification will be sent to you to let you know you can view your award letter online through eServices.
Your award letter lists the amounts of grants, work study and loans for which you qualify. See the How to Read the Award Letter Guide for help reading the award letter. The grants apply to your account automatically, depending on the number of credits you are registered for.
There are extra steps that are required for both loans and work study, see the pages on each for more detailed information.
Last updated by bscheffler : 2014-02-10 15:18:39