Applying for Federal Financial Aid

Step-By-Step Guide

Step One

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  as soon as possible. You may file the FAFSA electronically using FAFSA on the Web, which contains built-in edits to help prevent costly mistakes, at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Step Two

Once your FAFSA has been processed, UACCB will contact you. We will mail to you any requests for additional documents. Complete and submit all institutional financial aid application materials. Please reply to any requests for additional information or documentation, such as verification worksheets or other forms.

Step Three

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR), which is sent to you via e-mail or postal mail after you file the FAFSA, for accuracy. If necessary, correct inaccurate items on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov or on the paper SAR, if you receive one.

Step Four

Once your financial aid process is complete, UACCB will send an award letter. Read all application materials and financial aid notifications. Most financial aid funds have conditions for receipt and renewal, such as earning a certain grade point average (GPA) or being enrolled full time. Details are important, so be sure to avoid costly mistakes!  Contact the financial aid office if you have any questions about your award. Notify the financial aid office if you have applied for assistance, but no longer wish to attend the school.