Financial Aid
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Begin completing the FAFSA for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Financial Aid Office

is the office at a college or university with a team of employees who are excited about making your college dream a reality.  We are responsible for preparing and communicating information to you on financial aid.  Our office helps students to apply for and receive student loans, grants and scholarships.

FAFSA - What It Is

Need help paying for college? 

Remember this one thing in life is FREE!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, loans, work-study and scholarships.  The government takes the information that you provide on this form and uses a formula established by law to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your family's taxed and untaxed income, assets and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) are all considered.  Quite simply, the EFC is a measure of your family's financial strength.  

The FAFSA is one of the best, easiest and fastest ways to get money for college!  In addition, colleges, universities and even other scholarship organizations might use the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for other aid.

Reasons You Should Complete the FAFSA

  1. IT'S FREE.  The FAFSA does not cost you anything to complete.
  2. IT'S EASY.  The application can be accessed online and has been simplified over the past few years.  There are even helpful pointers throughout.
  3. IT'S FAST.  Results show that it only takes most students about 23 minutes to complete the FAFSA.
  4. IT'S WORTH IT.  More people qualify for federal student aid than you think.  Do not leave money on the table by not applying.  YOU are worth the investment!
  5. IT MAY BE  REQUIRED.  Many states, schools and private scholarships require you to submit the FAFSA before they will consider you for any financial aid.

Tips For Completing the FAFSA

  1. Complete the FAFSA every year you plan to attend a college or university.
  2. A FSA ID is required for students, parents and borrowers (always keep it nearby).
  3. Start the FAFSA by entering the student's FSA ID, not the parent's.
  4. Answer each FAFSA question completely (missing information can cause a delay in processing).
  5. Blank fields also may cause miscalculations and an application rejection.  Enter a '0' or 'not applicable' instead of leaving a blank.
  6. Make any corrections to your FAFSA in a timely manner.
  7. An electronic signature is required before you submit the FAFSA.

    Get Money To Pay For College!

Your FSA ID is required to complete the FAFSA.  Get your FSA ID (username/password) from FSAID.ED.GOV

NOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR FSA ID, HEAD TO FAFSA.GOV TO GET THE FAFSA DONE.

School Code: 001828

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Financial Aid Office Hours:

FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS:

 Monday & Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM

 Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM

  Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

SUMMER & SEMESTER BREAKS:

  Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM

  Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

 

Contact Us:

Phone:  260-481-6820

Fax:      260-481-4159

finaid@ipfw.edu

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN, 46805

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