Tips for Submitting the Online Application
The best way to complete the online financial aid application is for you and a parent to work together on the computer. If this isn’t possible, you can save a partially completed form, then return to finish and submit the application once all of the information needed has been gathered.
You'll be able to save your data and return to the application as many times as you wish before submitting your application to the financial aid office. After you submit your application, you can continue to view it on the Web, but any new information must be sent by letter, fax or e-mail. We will provide confirmation after we receive your application.
It's a good idea to prepare in advance by having the following information at hand:
- Parents’ estimated 2012 tax information — adjusted gross income, federal income tax and wage and salary figures
- Parents’ estimated 2012 untaxed income — contributions to tax deferred savings plans, benefits such as VA, housing allowances and all other sources
- Current value of parents’ assets — savings, investments, total value of 529 college savings and/or prepaid tuition plans, real estate and business or farm equity, the family home and retirement funds
- Student’s taxable and untaxed income for 2012 — wages, interest and dividends and untaxed benefits
- Current value of student’s assets — savings, investments, trusts and Uniform Gift to Minors
- Family expenses anticipated for 2012 — especially school and college costs, unreimbursed medical and dental expenses, education loan payments and other out-of-the-ordinary expenses
The online financial aid application accommodates all applicants, including Canadian and other international students.