The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)This first step in applying for federal, state and most institutional aid is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, referred to as the FAFSA, at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA contains questions that ask about you, your financial information, your school plans, and more which calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) according to a formula established by law.
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure of your family’s financial strength and resources available to assist with the cost of your education. Your family’s income (taxable and untaxed), assets, family size, and the number of family members attending college are the main factors considered in the federal formula. Your EFC will appear on the Student Aid Report (SAR) you receive after you file your FAFSA.
|To complete the FAFSA:
1. Gather the documents you need:
2. Print a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet to organize all your data to transfer to the FAFSA.
3. Make sure to put Granite State College’s Federal School Code 031013 on your FAFSA. Without this school code on your FAFSA, Granite State College will not receive your FAFSA from the Department of Education.
4. Sign your FAFSA electronically with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which you may apply for at www.pin.ed.gov. Your FAFSA can not be processed without a signature. A parent is also required to sign with a PIN for dependent students in order to process.
Please note: We recommend that you choose the option to import your tax information from the IRS when you complete your FAFSA. Choosing this option will make the verification process easier.