Step 1: For loans, Pell grants and work-study: Go online at www.fafsa.gov (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) the completion of this form does not guarantee you will receive aid.
Use information from 2013 (1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ) Federal tax returns and/or other sources of income.
It is highly recommended to use the Data Tax Retrieval tool on the FAFSA (Sections 3 and 4) for accuracy. If not, a hard copy of the Tax Return Transcript may be required for Financial Aid and can ONLY be obtained the following ways:
- Online: www.irs.gov/transcripts ( taxes must be completed and submitted to the IRS to review)
- Postal Mail
- Telephone: 1-800-908-9946 ( transcripts will be mailed 5-10 business days)
- IRS Form 4506T-EZ ( transcripts will be mailed 5-10 business days)
Step 2: Apply for admission online at www.jeffstateonline.com (Re-admission if student has not attended the past three terms.)
The Admissions Department will provide the student a user name and password to access their student Pipeline account to follow the progress of the student’s information.
All transcripts or GED must be on file before the deadline each term and financial aid awarded.
It is the student’s responsibility to review their Pipeline account to see any additional requests that may be added.
Step 3: FAFSA application is received electronically from the Federal Government (up to 3 weeks from when the student submitted the application)
The student will receive instructions on how to do the In-House Application online and accept the terms and conditions.
Additional information may be requested (2013 Federal tax return transcript and verification form). The student can view and print most of these forms on the Pipeline account.
Your official Pipeline award email (with any further instructions) from Jefferson State will list your approved award after all the required documents have been received and verified.
This process normally takes up to 6 weeks to fully process an application.
Fall 2014 Term Deadlines:
To guarantee your file will be completed for the fall term it is recommended your FAFSA along with all transcripts and in-house papers be received in the Financial Aid Office by August 1 ,2014
All FAFSA applications received after the August 1 priority deadline cannot be guaranteed to be completed before payment is due. Tuition and fees must be paid for before classes start. Financial aid not completed before the first day of classes will not guarantee tuition and fees payment before the student is dropped from classes.
If you have applied for loans you must have signed your promissory notes and completed the entrance counseling by August 22, 2014.