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Applying for Financial Aid

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to apply for federal and state student grants, work-study aid and loans.

For help completing the FAFSA:

Questions asked on the FAFSA determine your status as an independent or dependent student and helps to calculate the financial aid level you may receive. Students who were in foster care or under state guardianship any time after age 13 are considered independent. Independent students' parent's income is not used to calculate their financial aid awards.

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