Complete the application online.
NEW! The 2017/18 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2016. You will use your 2015 Tax Information.
Complete the FAFSA online. CSU's school code is 003419
If a student is selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office will request a Verification Worksheet from your family along with additional tax information. Federal aid cannot be paid until the review is complete, so return these forms promptly. Only send verification information if your application was selected for review.
All students are required to complete the Student Release Authorization Form (FERPA) online. This allows the student to give CSU permission to discuss educational records with parents, spouses, employers or even themselves. Once accepted to CSU, the FERPA can be completed through your MyCSU account. Students must list themselves first on the FERPA, as well as anyone they wish to allow permission to discuss their educational records
Once the student has completed the FAFSA and been accepted to CSU, they are able to view their up-to-date financial aid (if awarded), missing documents, special messages, etc…by accessing their Financial Aid LIVE through their MyCSU. It is recommended that students submit all the forms and documents prior to the start of each term to ensure that their financial aid will be in order when the semester starts. The deadline to submit missing documents to the Financial Aid Office is June 30.
The Financial Aid Office awards on a first-come basis. Once the student is awarded they will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter by mail. Any changes to the award letter will be sent by email to student’s CSU BUC Mail. Financial Aid will refer students to their Financial Aid LIVE to view the award changes. Additional forms may be requested if needed to confirm financial aid awards. Please read all correspondence carefully and respond to each request in a timely manner.
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