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How to fill out the FAFSA online

Whether you're a new or returning student, applying for federal financial aid* can be simple, and we’re here to help.

New students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA helps determine the amount of assistance for which you are eligible, taking into account income, assets, number of family members in the household, and number of family members enrolled in college.

All students must complete the FAFSA each year to receive financial aid and must include Argosy University's federal school code (021799).

Eligibility for aid is determined by the 3-step application process below and by meeting the eligibility requirements outlined in the catalog. To receive most types of financial aid, students must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Apply for Aid in 3 simple steps:

  1. Apply for an FSA ID now! (An FSA ID enables you to sign your FAFSA form online.)
  2. Complete your FAFSA
  3. Complete Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling

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What exactly are Financial Aid, FAFSA, grants, and loans?

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Frequently asked questions about financial aid

What is verification?

Some students' files are selected to be verified. This means that the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR)/Student Aid Report (SAR) must be checked for accuracy by receiving tax returns, a verification worksheet, and other information from the student/parent, according to the guidelines in the Federal Application and Verification Guide. Some students are selected by the US Department of Education for verification and others are selected by the school. Not all students will be chosen.

What is a school code?

The Department of Education uses FAFSA school codes to send student’s financial application results to schools that the student is interested in attending. Students can enter more than one school code on the FAFSA and all schools listed will receive an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), outlining what types of federal aid the student qualifies for. All Argosy locations use the school code 021799.

Additional resources

Argosy University Financial Aid Guide

The Argosy University Financial Aid Guide (PDF) can help you to understand your financial aid options.

iGrad

Offering a wide variety of financial aid and money management videos and articles, iGrad can be a useful tool for everything from completing a FAFSA to dealing with credit card debt. Please visit the site early and often -- either in the student portal or at www.igrad.com/schools/argosy.

National Student Loan Data System

The National Student Loan Data System (NLDS)is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of Education programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

FinAid.org

FinAid.org is a comprehensive guide to financial aid, including information on types of aid, links to applications, and repayment calculators.

US Department of Education Booklets and Brochures

The US Department of Education provides many resources that can help you to learn about the federal student aid programs that may be available to you, including grants, loans, and work-study.

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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