The 2014-2015 FAFSA is now available. File as soon as possible!
Students should file their 2014-2015 FAFSA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to be considered for limited state funding. You will need your 2013 federal tax return as well as your parents’ federal tax return. It is acceptable to submit the application using your best estimate of 2013 income information. This could mean prior year taxes or December paycheck stubs to approximate the income information questions on the 2014-2015 FAFSA. Once your taxes have been filed, you can correct any income or tax information that is different from what was initially estimated on the submitted FAFSA.
Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA
Having trouble understanding the FAFSA and feeling overwhelmed by the application process? Be sure to check out these instructional videos that walk you through the seven easy steps to the FAFSA: http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/
The videos can also be viewed on YouTube.
Scholarship Application Available - Deadline to Apply March 15th
Students can apply for scholarships managed by the Student Financial Aid Office by completing the online application. You can see a list of scholarship desriptions and find the application HERE.
Time Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility for First-Time Borrowers on or after July 1, 2013
If you are a first-time borrower on or after July 1, 2013, please familiarize yourself with the new federal regulations regarding a limit on the maximum period of time (measured in academic years) that you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans. In general, you may not receive Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150% of the published length of your program of study. For more information, please review the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid announcement concerning this time limitation.