Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

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 an 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. Most male students must register with Selective Service to receive federal aid. Students can file electronically. Students must apply for financial aid each academic year. A limited amount of grants (other than Pell) are awarded to those students who complete their FAFSA prior to March 15, provided that funding is available.
  3. 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. Navigation to the portal via seminolestate.verifymyfafsa.com. All students selected for verification must submit all required 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 https://www.seminolestate.edu/financial-aid/guidelines/verification.
  4. 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 the MySeminoleState Student Center or at the StudentLoans.gov website. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to qualify for student loans.

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