How to Apply for Financial Aid
Anderson University's Federal School Code: 001785
Apply for Financial Aid by completing a FAFSA — Free Application for Federal Student Aid — each year between January 1 and March 1.
The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for state and federal financial aid. To be considered for Indiana state grants your FAFSA must be received by March 10. You must file the FAFSA annually to be considered for financial aid each academic year. File the FAFSA electronically using the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, which contains built-in edits to help prevent costly mistakes. For additional help with filling out the FAFSA visit 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA, an online tutorial.
- Indiana Residents: The FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processing Center no later than midnight, Central Time, on March 10. The State of Indiana’s Division of Student Financial Aid requires that all critical errors and missing information be resolved by May 15 of the upcoming academic year to be considered for Indiana state grant programs. Register for eStudent to monitor your eligibility for Indiana financial aid.
- Other-state Residents: You may file the FAFSA after March 1. Refer to the FAFSA Application (PDF) for your applicable state aid deadline. While most states do not allow for the transfer of state aid to out-of-state schools, it is best to keep your options open by meeting your state aid filing deadline.
Tips for completing a FAFSA
- FAFSA Tips for Military and Veterans
- FAFSA Tips for Students in Unique Situations
- FAFSA Tips for Undocumented Students
The FSA ID - a username and password - has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.
- If you already have a Federal Student Aid PIN you will be able to enter it and link it to your FSA ID.
- Apply for a FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.
- You and your custodial parent (if applicable) will need your own FSA ID allowing you both to sign the FAFSA electronically.
- Parents can use the same FSA ID to sign the FAFSA for multiple children from one year to the next.
- FSA IDs do not expire and can be used when filing for financial aid in future years.
- Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records, so never share your FSA ID with anyone.
You may submit your FAFSA prior to applying for admission to Anderson University. However, you must be admitted to a degree-seeking program that leads to an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctorate degree (or a teacher’s certification program) before eligibility will be considered and to receive a financial aid award letter.
You will need the student’s driver’s license and both student and parent Social Security numbers. Use the student’s name as it appears on the Social Security card. Non-U.S. citizens provide alien registration numbers or permanent residence numbers.
Provide a current, valid e-mail address — one that the U.S. Department of Education and Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA), can use to communicate important information about your FAFSA status. Promptly reply to any requests for additional information.
Students and parents should gather their W-2's and tax documents to complete the Financial Information section. You are strongly encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (part of FAFSA on the Web) to transfer your prior year federal tax information into the FAFSA.
Meet the Deadline:
If federal taxes cannot be completed prior to March 1, use your best estimate from W-2 forms or your most recent federal tax return. Indicate within the FAFSA that you “will file” taxes.
Male students must register with Selective Service to be eligible for aid. Register one month before turning 18 years old or select "Register Me" while completing the FAFSA.
Sign the FAFSA:
Both student and parent electronically sign the FAFSA using their Federal Student Aid ID. We recommend printing the FAFSA confirmation page as proof of the date and time of your FAFSA submission. Keep this in your records.
College Goal Sunday:
Want personal help with completing your FAFSA? College Goal Sunday occurs each February to provide one-on-one FAFSA assistance at locations across the state. For dates and locations visit http://www.collegegoalsunday.org.
Your eligibility for grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans for the upcoming fall and spring semesters will be mailed in the form of a financial aid award letter. The Office of Financial Aid sends this notification via U.S. mail to admitted students who have a FAFSA on file. The most common delays occur when the U.S. Department of Education requires AU to verify certain items on your FAFSA application. Please respond in a timely manner to our request for additional information to maintain financial aid eligibility and prevent delays.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org of any outside or private scholarships, grants, or loans you plan to receive.