Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. New students must apply for admission to the College and submit proof of high school graduation. New and returning students must be in a financial aid eligible program. Financial aid awards may be predicted, but funds cannot be released without providing proof of high school graduation or GED® and timely submission of all required documentation.
  2. Complete the FAFSA each year, listing Seminole State's federal school code: 001520. Students can file electronically. Students must apply for financial aid through the FAFSA application each academic year.
  3. Students, parents, or spouses if required, have the option to upload prior tax year transcript  by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool links through the IRS Tax Return information directly from the IRS on to the FAFSA.
  4. Students selected for verification may be requested to provide copies of their (and/or their parents') tax return transcripts for two years prior which can be obtained from the IRS website. Required tasks can be found via the student's Verification Portal. Students can navigate to the portal via Students selected for verification must submit all required documents, verification, and tax forms at least eight weeks prior to the term start date for on-time disbursement of aid during the term. A more detailed explanation of the verification process can be found at
  5. Students who apply for a student loan for the first time at Seminole State must complete an online student loan entrance counseling workshop. Students are required to complete an online Master Promissory Note (MPN) before funds can be received. Links to Promissory Notes and Entrance and Exit Counseling are available through My Student WorkCenter via mySeminoleState in either the Financial Aid or Resources tiles or at the website. Students must be enrolled at least half-time within a term to qualify for student loans and must be attending at least half time as of the date of disbursement to receive the loan.