MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO KNOW...
THERE IS A NEW PROCEDURE TO ACCESS FAFSA AND STUDENT LOAN WEBSITES
The process for logging into FAFSA and Student Loan websites to complete your promissory notes has changed as of May 10, 2015. You must go to the www.fafsa.ed.gov website and create a FSA ID which requires you to set up a Username and Password. Although PIN numbers are no longer valid, you will need your PIN number when you register for your new Username and Password to verify who you are.
Parents with a PIN number must also register for the FSA ID. This process will take you approximately ten to fifteen minutes to complete. You will also need separate email accounts to complete the registration for student and parent.
For security purposes, you will select questions to answer and must make up two questions of your own.
You will not be able to access your FAFSA or complete your Stafford and/or Perkin loan promissory notes until you complete this process.
You may contact Jackie Walker at Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or have questions regarding the process. I am also including a link from the Student Aid website which can answer questions you may have regarding the change and process. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid
OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW...
REGISTER FOR AT LEAST 12 CREDITS FOR FALL TERM 2015
YOU SHOULD HAVE COMLETED THE AID APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR
IF YOUR FAFSA WAS SELCTED FOR VERIFICATION, COMPLETE THE FAFSA IRS DATA RETRIEVAL PROCESS
The 2015-16 IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available at www.fafsa.gov.
After you and your parents submit 2014 tax returns to the IRS, allow two weeks if you filed electronically and six to eight weeks if you submitted paper documents for your returns to be available for retrieval on the IRS website.
If eligible, choose the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your and your parent’s 2014 tax data from the IRS website to your 2015-16 FAFSA.
By selecting the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, your tax-related information is automatically transferred to the FAFSA.
Do not make any changes to the transferred IRS data.
For Eligibility Criteria and an IRS Data Retrieval Tutorial, click here
For information on Amended Returns or Tax Filing Extensions, click here
BE SURE YOU HAVE ACCEPTED OR DECLINED YOUR LOANS AND FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS)