4 steps for applying financial aid

Nhi Huong Huynh- Finance Analyst

Many TMMBA applicants have questions about the financial aid process, so here are the 4 steps for applying the financial aid.

1. Go to http://www.pin.ed.gov to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) from the U.S. Department of Education if you don’t already have one.

2. After you receive your PIN, go to http://fafsa.gov and follow directions to file the File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Please file your FAFSA as soon after January 1, 2012 as possible, noting University of Washington, Code # 003798 on the form. The FAFSA should be received at the federal processor by February 28. View the video 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

3. If you missed the deadline, you can still apply for FAFSA. Also, you will need to download a Financial Aid Priority Appeal Form and submit it to financial aid office.

4. Summer aid will have to apply separately by May 15 for priority processing. Summer Aid Application.

What happen next after you got approved for financial aid? See my next blog post.