Step 1: Create Your FSA ID »
The U.S. Department of Education assigns you a unique number called your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. Once you receive your FSA ID, you can sign loan contracts and access certain information online. You’ll need only one FSA ID and FAFSA application, even if you’re applying to more than one school.
Step 2: Make sure to gather your documents »
The FAFSA asks for information about you and your financial situation. You might need the following as you fill out the FAFSA: your social security number, your parent’s social security number, your driver’s license number, federal tax information, records of untaxed income, and bank statements.
Step 3: Complete the FAFSA »
Complete the FAFSA once you have created your FSA ID. You can complete the FAFSA on your own online or you can complete it on paper and mail it in. You can also complete the form with your high school guidance counselor or the College’s Financial Aid Office.
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for all forms of financial aid. Take the time to read all instructions carefully and be as accurate as possible. It’s free for you to file the FAFSA. Your application can be submitted anytime after October 1 each year to be eligible for financial aid the following academic year.
High school students can submit the FAFSA after October 1 of their senior year. If you’re a South Carolina student, submit the FAFSA by June 30 so that you can be considered for the South Carolina Tuition Grant. Have the results of your FAFSA sent to Presbyterian College. PC’s FAFSA ID: 003445.
Step 4: Provide Additional Documentation »
Not everyone has to go through Step 4, but we want to make you aware of the potential verification process. A number of applications are selected for verification each year.
The process is required by the U.S. Department of Education through which information on the FAFSA must be documented to assure its accuracy. If you’re selected for verification, don’t assume you’re being accused of doing anything wrong.
Some people are selected at random, and some schools verify all students’ FAFSAs. All you need to do is provide the documentation the College asks for. Be sure to provide the documentation by the deadline.