Complete the FAFSA
Applying for financial aid starts with completing the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). You should review the General Eligibility Requirements for financial aid programs.
Before Filing the FAFSA
You will need to have specific information available when completing the FAFSA. See the Information You'll Need.PDF
Create an FSA ID
If you have not done so already, you will need an FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, a parent will also need to create an FSA ID.
An FSA ID is a username and password that you will use to complete the FAFSA and log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. It may take up to 3 days to receive your FSA ID.
Review the step-by-step on How to Create an FSA ID.PDF
Watch an instructional VIDEO on How to Create an FSA ID.
Create your FSA ID at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.
File the FAFSA
Watch an instructional VIDEO on How to Fill Out the FAFSA.
Be sure to add Harper College's School Code: 003961
- 2016-2017 Academic Year
Apply by completing the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
- 2017-2018 Academic Year
Apply by completing the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
After Completing the FAFSA
You may have some follow-up steps after completing the FAFSA such as review your Student
Aid Report, make corrections, add tax information or review an award letter.
Watch an instructional VIDEO on After the FAFSA: What Happens Next.