Financial Assistance

FINANCIAL AID GUIDE

The Education Center has created a Guide to Academic and Financial Aid that lists valuable information for researching colleges, financial aid and scholarship information, Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MYCAA), and websites to help you find discounted text books. Please stop by the Education Center to receive your free copy.

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID

fafsa.gov

In order to qualify for financial aid, most academic institutions require students to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA can be completed online at fafsa.gov.  Please be aware that individual institutions have their own deadline.  To be sure that you are eligible to receive financial aid, file this application by the earliest deadline, whether it is the federal, state, or institution’s deadline.  Remember to renew your application annually in order to receive new assistance and/or continue to receive assistance.

The Education office assists active-duty service members and their family members with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and also offers a monthly brief on the FAFSA process.

Scholarships

The Education office provides a listing of scholarships for service and family members to review.  A couple of general websites that will search scholarships for you once you create an account are:

fastweb.com
scholarships.com

In order to use these sites, you must enter extensive information about yourself including age, mailing address, ethnicity, career objectives, academic background, student activities, etc.  The site then uses the data to generate personalized information on colleges, internships, jobs, and scholarships.