Completing the 'FAFSA' determines what aid you can receive
For students and families considering college costs, financial aid can provide significant dollars toward your education. But to get money, you must apply!
Point Park University strongly encourages all new and returning students and their families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Just follow the step-by-step instructions on the FAFSA Web site.
After filing your application, you will receive an award letter stating the types and amounts of financial aid you are eligible to receive. You may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome – but it all starts with submitting your application.
Financial Aid FAQ
Q: How can I receive more money for school?
A: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Q: Who should file the FAFSA?
A: All students who are interested in receiving money to help pay for the costs involved with college.
Q: I don't think I will qualify for financial aid. Why should I file an application?
A: You won’t know if you're eligible to receive financial aid unless you file the FAFSA. The application is free and does not obligate you in any way. Why not file an application?
- Review the information below for Point Park students
- Go to the FAFSA Web site: www.fafsa.gov
- Use Point Park University’s school code: 003357
- Follow the step-by-step instructions
Information for new and returning Point Park students
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required by Point Park University to determine eligibility for federal, state and need-based institutional financial aid.
- Point Park University’s priority deadline is April 15, 2010.
- The FAFSA uses 2009 tax information; however, it can be completed prior to filing the 2009 federal tax return. Estimates from W-2s or prior year tax information can be corrected later by the school through the verification process.
- The 2010-2011 FAFSA is used to award aid for the following semesters: Fall 2010, Spring 2011 and Summer 2011.
- Point Park University requires only the FAFSA – no other aid applications are necessary.
Information for current Point Park students
- FAFSA’s renewal process makes it easy for returning students to complete the FAFSA. The renewal option copies data fields (such as address) from the previous FAFSA, which saves you time.
- If you forget your PIN, use the “Request a Duplicate” option on the FAFSA Web site. This request can be submitted by clicking the “PIN Site” link located near the top of the FAFSA Web site.
Information for Pennsylvania residents
- The Pennsylvania State Grant FAFSA deadline is May 1st, 2010. Any FASFA received by PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) after this deadline will be rejected and coded as late.
Need help completing the FAFSA?
Point Park’s expert financial aid counselors are happy to answer questions from students and families about the FAFSA process. Contact us at (412) 392-3930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.