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

Gather Information

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 which is now
         available.

  • 2015-2016 Academic Year

         To apply, complete both the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
         and Harper College Scholarship application.

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.