申请经济资助

金融 aid is money students (and parents) can access to help pay for college. Federal, state, and college funding is available in the form of grants and scholarships, student loans, and sometimes, work-study job opportunities. 申请财政资助 aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

**重要fafsa更新**

2024年5月更新: Montco has started to receive and process FAFSA forms for 2024-25. 学生们现在可以 make corrections to their 2024-25 FAFSA forms with limited functionality.

请注意: 的 ability for institutions to make changes to a student's FAFSA will become available 六月底. Montco is holding all FAFSA corrections due to changes in income or unusual circumstances and will 提交 them as soon as the functionality becomes available.

的re have been many changes to the FAFSA for 2024-25. 请阅读申请表 carefully and double-check your information before hitting 提交.

每年完成FAFSA

Montco encourages all students to file their FAFSA annually. 这可以从一开始就做到 10月1日st for the year prior to the academic year for which you are enrolling. 对于巴勒斯坦居民来说, we recommend that you complete your application no later than 5月1日st, which is the PA State Grant deadline. However, you can still file the FAFSA after 5月1日st.

的 estimated time 完成FAFSA is about 30 minutes to an hour.


成功提交FAFSA

Step 1: Create or retrieve your FSA ID

First-time applicants must create an FSA ID which will be used to log into the FAFSA application and serve as your legal signature. 它还允许你访问所有 联邦学生资助在线系统. 创建您的 FSA ID在线. Use your legal name as it appears on your social security card. 如果你需要帮助 with creating or retrieving your FSA ID, view the FSA ID常见问题 or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 for help.

如果你是 依赖学生,家长也需要FSA的ID. 父母 without a Social Security Number (SSN) will be able to apply for an FSA ID for 2024-25. 这将加快FAFSA的处理速度 time, and they will be able to 提交 the form online rather than having to print, 签名并邮寄他们的申请. 请看这里 进一步的指示.

Step 2: Collect your appropriate documents

你需要 收集各种文件 完成FAFSA. Make sure you have your social security card and alien registration 号码(如果你有的话)可用. Collect your financial information from two years prior (for example, the 2024-25 FAFSA will require information from 2022). 金融 information documentation could include federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned (such as foreign income). 如果你是一个依赖他人的学生, your parent(s) will need to gather the same documentation.

第三步:提交你的FAFSA
  • Once you (and your parent) have your FSA ID and documentation, you are ready to 在线完成FAFSA. Make sure you select the correct academic year:

    2023-24 FAFSA: Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 semesters
    2024-25 FAFSA: Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 semesters

    Please read the questions carefully and use the help buttons if needed.

  • 输入 bt365体育备用网站学校代码:004452
    • 的 way tax information is imported into the FAFSA has changed. 请参阅我们的 FAFSA简化 page for more information on how tax data will be collected on the 2024-25 FAFSA 还有其他重要的变化.
  • Transfer your FAFSA information to the PA州拨款申请. If you’re a Pennsylvania resident, you will be given the option to transfer your information to the PA州拨款申请 when 提交ting your FAFSA. 在你的 FAFSA confirmation page, look for the link that reads Optional Feature—Start your state application—Click here if you want to apply for Pennsylvania state-based financial aid. If you closed out of your browser too soon, log into PHEAA to complete the PA州拨款申请 process.
Step 4: Ensure your FAFSA has been received by Montco

About 3-5 days after the FAFSA is 提交ted, you will receive a confirmation and your FAFSA Submission Summary, which is sent to most applicants via email (some will be 经U发送.S. 邮件). Double-check the information on this summary is accurate and that it includes Montco’s school code 004452. If you need to make corrections, login to FAFSA的网站 to edit your application and re提交.

  • You will be able to see if Montco received your FAFSA by viewing your financial aid 自助服务的核对项目. To access your financial aid information, log into Montco连接,转到“财务”选项卡,然后选择 查看我的经济援助清单. If you 提交ted your FAFSA and don’t see this section, please email the Office 的资助 enrollmentservices@restcounter.com.
Step 5: Monitor your 金融援助 Checklist

To view the status of your FAFSA and financial aid information, log into Montco连接, navigate to the Finances tab, and select 查看我的经济援助清单. Ensure you complete any requests for additional information promptly, so your financial 援助计划不会推迟.


需要帮助?
  • 联邦学生援助联络中心 has a customer service team ready to help you! You can email, live web chat, or call them at 1-800-433-3243 (TTY calls: 1-800-730-8913) for assistance.
  • 做一个 FAFSA申请协助预约 with a member of Montco's 金融援助 team.

 

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