To apply for most forms of financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must submit new financial aid applications for each academic year. Forms are available online at www.fafsa.gov beginning January 1 for the upcoming year and should be submitted as soon as possible.
As part of the FAFSA application, students and parents (if applicable) must provide income information. In many cases, students and parents may be able to retrieve their tax information from the IRS and transfer it to their FAFSA. Students and parents are highly encouraged to use this option when applicable.
Students and parents can use their U.S. Department of Education PIN to sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically. The PIN can be obtained as part of the final "Sign and SubmitĒ step of the FAFSA application. During this step, the "Apply for a PINĒ option will be displayed for the student (and parent, if applicable). Students and parents who already have applied for a PIN but do not remember it can visit www.pin.ed.gov and click on the link to "Request a Duplicate PIN". Once a PIN is created, the same PIN can be used every year the student completes a FAFSA.
Determining who to list as your parent(s) on your FAFSA, and what their current marital status is can be confusing. The Office of Financial Aid has created the following documents to use as a guide:
For an online FAFSA Tutorial, watch Seven Steps to Filing the FAFSA!
* The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must include the Owens Title IV school code 005753.
|Program||Application(s) required||Deadlines for 2013-2014 academic year
Summer 2013- Spring 2014
|Deadlines for 2014-2015 academic year
Summer 2014- Spring 2015
|Federal Pell Grant||FAFSA*||30 days before last date of enrollment||30 days before last date of enrollment|
|Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant||FAFSA*||30 days before last date of enrollment||30 days before last date of enrollment|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant||FAFSA*||March 31, 2013||February 21, 2014, priority deadline|
To be considered, the student must indicate on the FAFSA that he/she is interested in Federal Work-Study
|March 31, 2013||February 21, 2014, priority deadline|
|Owens Community College Grant||FAFSA*||30 days before last date of enrollment||February 21, 2014, priority deadline|
|Federal Direct Stafford Loan||FAFSA*||45 days before last date of enrollment||45 days before last date of enrollment|
|Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan||Parent PLUS Loan Request
|45 days before last date of enrollment||45 days before last date of enrollment|
|Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program||FAFSA*
|July 15, 2013
FAFSA must be processed before the NEALP application can be submitted
|July 15, 2014 (estimated)
FAFSA must be processed before the NEALP application can be submitted.
|Owens Foundation Scholarships||FAFSA*
Foundation Scholarship Application with written personal statement
|February 15, 2013
(Scholarships based on financial need must have FAFSA on file with Owens by February 28, 2013)
|February 17, 2014
(Scholarships based on financial need must have FAFSA on file with Owens by March 1, 2014)
If the student has already completed the FAFSA for the current year and are transferring to Owens, add the Owens Title IV School Code 005753 to the studentís Student Aid Report (SAR) by making a correction using FAFSA on the Web.
What happens next?
After the studentís FAFSA has been processed, the student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). If the student completed the FAFSA on the web and provide an electronic signature and email address, the studentís SAR will usually be sent to that email address within 1-2 days. If the student did not provide an email address, the studentís SAR will be mailed to the mailing address provided on the FAFSA within 7-10 business days. If the student sent a paper FAFSA application to the FAFSA processor, allow 2 to 3 weeks to receive the SAR.
Information regarding the studentís financial aid is usually sent to his/her Owens Ozone account. For instructions on how to use the Ozone account, click on the 2013-2014 Guide to Online Account Information listed below:
Students with Bachelor's degrees
Students with bachelor's degrees (or higher) are not eligible for grants, but may complete the FAFSA to be considered for the Federal Work Study program and the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program.