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Completing the FAFSA

Apply for Financial Aid with the FAFSA

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Anyone who wants financial aid for college will need to fill out the FAFSA.

The application is used to determine the dollar amount you and your family will be expected to contribute towards college. All federal grant and loan awards are determined by the FAFSA, and nearly all colleges use the FAFSA as the basis for their own financial aid awards.

The FAFSA form is available online after Jan. 1. The form can be accessed at www.fafsa.gov, and Point Park’s school code is 003357. In order to be considered for all available aid, it is highly recommended that prospective and current students submit a FAFSA each year, preferably by the priority deadlines noted below.

You will need different types of information to complete the FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, you will need these items for your parents.

  • Driver’s license(s)
  • Social Security card(s)
  • Most recent federal income tax return*
  • Bank statements for checking and savings accounts

When to submit your FAFSA

*The earlier you file the better, but it is never too late to apply for financial aid.

March 15 Priority deadline for new students for Summer or Fall semester
March 31 Priority deadline for continuing students for Fall semester
Nov. 1 Priority deadline for all incoming students for Spring semester

Students admitted to Point Park after the priority deadlines have passed are still encouraged to complete the FAFSA; however, aid availability may be limited. Read more about financial aid deadlines.

Ready?

Complete your application at the FAFSA website using school code 003357.

Help is always available

FAFSA on the web has operators ready to assist you. Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Point Park’s Office of Financial Aid also is available to help answer specific questions. Contact us anytime.

* The IRS data retrieval tool can be used to pull student and/or parent tax information into your FAFSA. Learn more.