What is Financial Aid?
Financial Aid is money that is offered to you from the school. Once you’re accepted and you have submitted all the financial forms, colleges will send you a financial aid package. This is their offer to you – they look at how much money they have, how much money the government will give you, and how much you can pay.
How Do I Apply?
To apply for Financial Aid, you'll need to fill out:
- FAFSA -- application for financial assistance from the federal government; only US citizens and legal permanent residents are eligible
- CSS Profile -- like the "common application" of financial aid forms; you will send it to the schools
- Each school may have additional financial forms that you will need to fill out as well