Paying for College

SENIORS - Financial Aid for College

  • Every student needs to complete the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Federal and state aid eligibility is determined by the information submitted on this form.  This form needs to be completed after Jan. 1 and received by March 10.  I recommend submitting this form by March 1 at the latest. 
  • The web address is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  (Do not use fafsa.com!) 
  • Before you can submit the FAFSA online, students and parents should request a pin number at www.pin.ed.gov .  Parents who already have a PIN used for an older child will use the same PIN for all dependents.
  • For those who prefer to fill out paper forms, you may use the FAFSA worksheet which allows you to fill out the information on paper and then input the data online to be submitted.  The worksheets are available in the guidance office and on www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • I would also recommend keeping a copy of the completed form for your files.  Tax forms from 2013 (parents' and student's, if applicable) need to be completed before filling out the form or the tax information will have to be estimated and corrected later.

Tecumseh will host financial aid night on Monday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

If you can’t make it to our meeting, you may attend College Goal Sunday on the campus of Ivy Tech.  It will be held February 23 at 2:00 pm.  For more information about College Goal Sunday, visit www.collegegoalsunday.org or call 800-992-2076.  You may also sign up for text alerts:  text “FAFSA” to 41411 

FASFA

To make sure that students do not leave money on the table, the Department has prepared a number of blog posts:

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