It’s hard to
believe, but it is almost time to file for 2004-05 school year
financial aid! Plan now to file your financial aid when you
are out of class for winter break. Clip out the handy list
below to make sure you get everything done in time to have
your aid ready for September 2004.
1. As soon as possible: Make sure you have your PIN number
for the online Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
If you need
to apply for a PIN or need a reminder of what it is, go to www.pin.ed.gov
and they will e-mail your PIN to you. Dependent students should
give this information to their parents, too, as they will need
their own PIN in order to sign the FAFSA.
2. By late January: File your 2003 taxes. Make and save an
extra copy in case the Financial Aid Office asks for it.
3. By early February: Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Use your 2003
taxes to file your Renewal FAFSA. When you start your application,
say “YES” when you see the pop-up box that asks whether
you would like to sign electronically. Give them your e-mail
address. Dependent students should have their parents sign electronically
as well. Make sure you go all the way through the form. At the
end you will receive a confirmation with an Estimated Family
Contribution (EFC). Print out and save the confirmation page.
4. You will receive e-mail notification containing a direct
link to your Student Aid Report (SAR) online if you provided
e-mail address. This notification has a link to the FAFSA Website
that enables you to see, print, or correct your SAR as needed.
When you get the SAR e-mail, review the information you provided
on your FAFSA and make sure it is correct. If you have to make
subsequent changes, doing so is easy: just go back to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
5. The FAFSA information will be sent to the HPU’s Financial
Aid Office within a month. We will send an award notification
letter out to you within two weeks. Make sure to complete all
the documents required and get them right back to us, so that
we can process your aid in time for the fall semester.
6. Keep an eye out for any additional mail you might get
about your financial aid. The sooner you get everything
done, the sooner
you get your aid. Double check your financial aid status on
the HPU Pipeline. You can see if there are any more documents
need to file. You can also download whatever documents you
need. You can see your financial aid award as soon as it
and review your student account.