To apply for financial aid, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can apply as early as January before the fall semester you intend to begin at NDNU; the priority deadline is March 2. The earlier you apply, the more funds will be available; some resources are limited and may run-out.
To complete the FAFSA, you will need to create a PIN that will serve as your electronic signature. To do this you will need your name, social security number and date of birth. If a parent is required to sign the FAFSA, that parent will need to apply for a PIN as well. The FAFSA will also ask for information provided on your and/or your parents' income tax forms. You do not need to file your income taxes before completing the FAFSA; you can estimate your income and your parents' income to the best of your ability. You will need to revise your FAFSA after you and/or your parents file your/their income tax return.
FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.
- FAFSA Tips for Applicants in Unique Situations
Resource from NASFAA; tips for single parents, Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) recipients, wards of the court, and foster youth.