What form do I use?
You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the Scholarship Application. The Pensacola State College school code for the FAFSA is 001513.
Will I need to fill out additional forms? For most of the federal student aid programs, the FAFSA (or renewal FAFSA) is the only form you need to file. Remember, applying for federal student aid is FREE. However, to be considered for non-federal aid such as institutional aid (aid from Pensacola State College), you will have to fill out additional forms. Check with one of the financial aid offices to see which non-federal application to fill out and be sure to ask about any deadline dates.
When do I apply? Apply as soon after January 1st as possible. Do not sign, date, or send your FAFSA application before January 1st. If you apply through FAFSA on the web, you can apply beginning January 2nd. You need to apply only once each school year, however, but you must reapply for federal student aid every academic year.
What happens after I apply? After your completed FAFSA application is received by the processing system, you will be sent a Student Aid Report (SAR). The FAFSA processing center suggests you wait at least two to three weeks before checking the status of the SAR you submitted. The SAR will contain the information from your application. If there are no questions or problems with your application, your SAR will show your Expected Family Contribution (EFC); this number is used in determining your eligibility for federal student aid. The results will be sent to you and to the schools that you listed on your application.
What happens after I receive my SAR? When you receive your SAR, you must review it carefully to make sure it is correct. If the data is accurate and you do not need to make changes, you may be awarded financial aid on the basis of that information. All students must apply for admission to Pensacola State College and declare a major (program of study). All prior college transcripts must be evaluated by the Pensacola State College admissions office before any federal or state financial can be awarded.
How do I collect my money?