Adapted from StudentAid.gov
Once a student has submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) it is important for them to regularly check the status of their Financial Aid File.
How to Check Status in Portal
After the FAFSA is submitted - students may be required to submit additional documents
- before they can be awarded financial aid.
Please encourage your student to regularly check their Financial Aid status leading up to the start of the semester
The two resources linked below will help you complete the FAFSA form with your student.
The FSA ID is a username and password combination you use to log in to U.S. Department of Education
(ED) online systems.
The FSA ID is your legal signature and shouldn’t be created or used by anyone other than you.
Parents must create and use their own FSA ID - and cannot use their students.
You’ll need your FSA ID every year that your student completes their FAFSA form as a dependent student - so make sure you save it in a safe place.
Click on the button below for more information.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student
Generally, Colleges must have written permission from a student to release information from their educational records - including Financial Aid information.
Records created and maintained by the financial aid office are considered to be education
records and may not be disclosed without the student’s consent. This includes at least
all of the following records: