Every year, Neumont University students are required to re-apply for financial aid. That means we take a look at your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) each academic year. The FAFSA lets us know the type and amount of funding you will qualify for each year. It gives your assigned Financial Aid Advisor the information he or she needs to put together the best funding plan for you.
And trust us, that’s important.
We know paying for college is daunting, not to mention expensive. That’s why our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you through every step of the process. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question. So ask away! Our Financial Aid Advisors are always happy to help.
Keep in mind the FASFA is free to file, and you should complete it whether you anticipate receiving aid or not. Chances are you’ll get some help paying for college. Below are some tips for how to submit yoru FAFSA.
1. You and your parent (unless you are married or 24 years or older) will need to complete, electronically sign, and submit the FAFSA online. Have your taxes and other financial records handy prior to starting your FAFSA. If you get stuck, ask your Financial Aid Advisor for help—that’s why we’re here.
2. You and your parent (unless you are married or 24 years or older) will need to establish a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and password in order to electronically sign and submit your FAFSA online. You’ll also use your FSA ID for access to all other federal funding websites so write it down and keep it handy. You may setup and edit your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov.
3. It is strongly encouraged that you use the Data Retrieval Tool (available within the FAFSA website) to transfer your tax information directly into the FAFSA. It helps to avoid errors and saves time.
4. Be sure to include Neumont’s school code (009948) when sending your information to your college choices. By using the code, we will receive your data electronically within 72 hours of submission.
5. When entering your data, it is recommended that you enter a “zero” in a field rather than leaving it blank. Some FAFSA’s may not generate the proper calculation when leaving fields blank.