Complete your FAFSA. Beginning October 1st of each year you can complete the Free Application for Federal StudentAid(FAFSA). If you need a paper FAFSA, you can get one from the website at www.fafsa.gov,or you can call toll-free to 1-877-433-7827. You have until June 30th to submit your FAFSA, but should apply as soon as you can! Schools and states often use FAFSA information to award non federal aid. Their deadlines are usually earlier than June 30. You can find state deadlines at www.fafsa.gov. Check with the schools you’re interested in for their deadlines.
Review your Student Aid Report (SAR). After you apply, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report, or SAR. Your SAR contains the information reported on your FAFSA and usually includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is an index number used to determineyour eligibility for federal student aid. Review your SAR information and make any corrections or changes, if necessary. The school(s) you list on your FAFSA will get your SAR data electronically.
Contact the school(s) you might attend. Make sure the financial aid office at each school you’re interested in has all the information needed to determine your eligibility. If you’re eligible, each school’s financial aid office will send you an award lettershowing the amount and types of aid (from all sources) the school will offer you. You can compare award letters from the schools to which you applied and see what aid you can receive from each school.
Financial Aid Night
Edgerton and Edon High School Host an annual Financial Aid Night to help students and parents better understand the process of financial aid; including grants, scholarships, loans, and word study programs.
Ohio College Goal Sunday
Get free, on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources, and more! For more information and for a site near you, visit Ohio College Goal Sunday, or College Goal Sunday USA.