We encourage students to check their status on AP Onestop. Check out our Readiness Checklist on the Financial Aid/ Veterans Tab.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each year.
The FAFSA should be completed after January 1st each year, as soon as your tax information is available. Our priority deadline date is March 1st of each year.
You need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
There are several ways to submit your FAFSA:
If you submit your FAFSA online, you must:
Your application will not be processed until the U.S. Department of Education receives your signature(s).
For free help completing the FAFSA, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s online guide at www.studentaid.ed.gov/completefafsa.
For additional details please visit APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
As of the date you complete the FAFSA, enter all information that is correct.
After you receive notification from the US Department of Education and there has been a change in your FAFSA information, you should notify our office by completing one of the following: Correction Form, Special Consideration and Dependency Override. These forms are available at: www.apsu.edu/financialaid/forms/forms.htm.
Your FAFSA is processed by the US Department of Education. As long as there are no errors or problems, your FAFSA information is electronically transmitted to the school(s) listed on your application. If there are problems or errors, the U.S. Department of Education will notify you.
Award notifications will be sent via AP Mail. Awards may also be viewed on AP One Stop. Please follow instructions for accepting awards.
The custodial parent is responsible for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The custodial parent is the parent with whom you lived with the most during the past 12 months.
You can call and update this information over the phone by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID and providing your Data Release Number (DRN). The DRN is located on the 1st page of your Student Aid Report (SAR).
You may also make this change online at www.fafsa.gov. You must have your Personal Identification Number (PIN).
You will normally receive a response from our office within 14 working days of the request. Due to the high volume of work in August and January, a decision may take up to 30 days.
You will not receive any financial aid.
For Example: If you had loans, you will begin using your authorized grace period. Repayment of the loan could begin depending on the number of months you remain less than half time.
The Federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans while the student is enrolled in school for at least half-time.
With an unsubsidized loan, the interest payments are the responsibility of the student. Students can elect to pay the interest on the unsubsidized loan while in school or can choose to let the interest accrue. Arrangements for payment should be made through the student’s lender, not the school.
Federal Work Study is an employment program sponsored by the Federal Government.
You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, and meet the priority published deadline dates as well as the federal eligibility requirements. For additional information, please visit: www.apsu.edu/financialaid/fws.htm/
FSEOG is a campus-based grant funded by the federal government for undergraduate, degree-seeking students with exceptional financial need. You must meet the priority published deadline dates as well as the federal eligibility requirements. In order to apply, you must complete the FAFSA.
You need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1st of each year. For additional information, please visit: http://www.collegepaystn.com/mon_college/lottery_scholars.htm.
Only if you are applying for the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship. Please refer to http://www.apsu.edu/Scholarships/ for additional scholarships & information.
Please visit: www.apsu.edu/financialaid/coa.htm.
Applications are processed in the date order of which they are received. The processing time for the loans, up to the actual receipt of funds, can take approximately 4-6 weeks.
Normally if your lender electronically transmits your funds to the school, it should be received within 5 – 7 business days. If your lender mails a paper check, it will take approximately 2 weeks.
Please refer to the list of eligibility requirements at: www.apsu.edu/financialaid/eligibility.htm.
Please refer to the list of counselors on: http://www.apsu.edu/financialaid/office-directory.
Ellington Student Service Building, 2nd floor, Room 216.