In order to apply for federal student aid, including the Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, Stafford Loan and work study, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are different applications for people with different statuses, so visit for details. Timing is very important in obtaining financial assistance, so make sure you meet the application deadlines for the various awards. Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending for specific deadlines.

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If you have questions regarding your eligibility to apply for financial aid or which status you fall into, contact the Financial Aid Office at the college or university you plan to attend.