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Apply Now for 2014-15 Financial Aid

Posted: 02/15/2014

Roosevelt students and families are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible for the 2014-2015 academic year.  

Students need to submit a new FAFSA for each new academic year, to reapply for grants, work and loans from the federal and state governments and for Roosevelt grants. If you are graduating and planning to enroll as a graduate or professional student next year, you’ll need to do the FAFSA again.

When to file?

The time to submit the FAFSA is now!  Students must complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.

Should I wait until taxes are filed to submit the FAFSA?

No, it is better to estimate. Do not wait until your tax returns are filed. Since many financial aid awards are awarded on a first come, first served basis. After you (and your parents) have filed taxes, you can go back to your processed FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and use the "IRS Data Retrieval Tool" to automatically transfer your tax information to your FAFSA.

Visit www.roosevelt.edu/financialaid for more information, resources to assist you. 

How to file?

The good news is that you won't have to start from scratch.  As a continuing student, you can take advantage of the Renewal FAFSA process. 

The Renewal FAFSA process will make the filing process simpler because it will prefill much of the information 2014-2015 FAFSA from your 2013-2014 application.  You (and your parents) need only to update basic information and provide new information on your 2013 income and current assets. Family size and the number of family members in college during the upcoming academic year also should be updated.

 

Remember, even though the information may be prefilled, you should carefully review all the prefilled items and make any appropriate changes. Double-check your Social Security and driver’s license numbers. Take care to update all information, including your year in college.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at fao@roosevelt.edu