All students who wish to be considered for financial aid to help meet their college expenses are urged to submit all necessary applications. Applications received after March 15th cannot be assured of consideration. Students should follow these instructions:

1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Online:

For free application, go to: www.fafsa.ed.gov/

For general questions about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800/4-FED-AID (800/433-3243)/ TTY: 800/730-8913 or 319/337-5665. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. (EST); not available on the weekends and federal holidays.

For FAFSA on the Web questions, call 800/801-0576/TTY: 800/511-5806. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. (EST); not available on the weekends and federal holidays. You can use the automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day.

For online application status checks, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and select the "START HERE" tab 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Each eligible student will receive an award letter specifying the amount of financial aid granted and the conditions of the award.