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How do I apply for Financial Aid?

To apply for financial aid, you will need to visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide on the application determines whether you qualify for federal and state grants and federal loans based on financial need. Also review the school’s website www.fmuniv.edu to determine if you need to complete and submit additional forms/documents.

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When should I apply for financial aid?

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) to apply for financial aid as soon as possible after Jan. 1, regardless of the date you begin college. Applications submitted on or before March 15 are given priority consideration for many types of aid. You must apply for financial aid each year.

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Do I need to reapply for financial assistance each year?

Yes! Every year you will need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid. Free Application for Federal Student Aid are available January 1 of year for the upcoming academic year.

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I am going to be married during the school year for which I am applying for financial aid. Can I file as married?

You must indicate your marital status as of the date you are completing the FAFSA application. You cannot update your FAFSA due to a change in your marital status. You may wait until you are married to file as married on your FAFSA.

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I filed my FAFSA application, but I still have not received my SAR (Student Aid Report). What can I do?

Your Student Aid Report (SAR) should be available three to five days after you submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you don’t receive an e-mail about your SAR, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243) or go to the FAFSA website and select “Check Status of a Submitted FAFSA”.

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How should I apply for aid?

Complete a FAFSA, Request your Federal Student Aid Identification known as your FSA ID, this will serve as your electronic signature. Parents of dependent students will also need to request a FSA ID to sign the FAFSA. The FAFSA form is free. There is no good excuse for not applying.

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How much Financial Aid do I qualify for?

Your need for financial assistance is determined by many different factors, such as the number of people in your family’s household, how many people are in college, your family’s income, etc. The financial information you and your family provide on your FAFSA is analyzed by the federal need analysis processor using “Federal Methodology,” a standard formula established by the U.S. Congress. It is used by the federal processor to calculate expected family contribution (EFC)—how much individual students and their familiesare expected to contribute toward their educational expenses. After analyzing your financial information, the federal processor sends the results to the […]

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Where can I get a copy of the FAFSA ?

You can ask your guidance counselor for a copy or you can also get the FAFSA by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID. The easiest way to apply is using the online version of the form which is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.qov.

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Can I be declared independent if I am younger than 24?

The Higher Education Act of 1992 set requirements for establishing a student’s independence status. These questions are used to determine whether a student is considered a “dependent” or “independent” student. Please see these questions to determine your dependency status. If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you are considered independent and do not have to provide information about your parents on your FAFSA. If you answer NO to all of the questions, you are dependent and must provide information about your parents on your FAFSA. Were you born before January 1, 1990? Are you married? (answer yes […]

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Do I need to be admitted before I can apply for financial aid at Florida Memorial University?

No. You can apply for financial aid any time after October 1. To actually receive funds, however, you must be admitted and enrolled at Florida Memorial University.

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