New Undergraduate Students
Incoming New Students required forms:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Available at www.fafsa.ed.gov (Lasell College FAFSA code is 002158)
Incoming Freshman Important Dates for Financial Aid for 2014-15
|January 1, 2014||Earliest Day to complete FAFSA.|
|Mid-February, 2014||Financial Aid Notices begin to be mailed to admitted applicants.|
|March 1, 2014||Application Priority Date for filing FAFSA.|
|June 1, 2014||All requested documents should be submitted to the Student Financial Planning Office to complete your file|
|Missing information letters continue to be sent to all applicants indicating what forms are still outstanding. Billing statements are mailed from Student Accounts Office.|
|August 1, 2014||Deadline for all missing documentation (loan applications and other documents as requested).|
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The form requires from 30 minutes to an hour or so to complete. It will usually require information from both the student and parent (custodial parents only, including step-parents). Students may begin the form, and save what information has been provided, and then go back at a later date to finish it. If the student and parents have not yet done the current years tax returns, the income information may be estimated off of the prior years return.
A PIN will be required to sign the FAFSA for both the student and at least one parent completing the form. Instructions on how to apply for the PIN are available at www.pin.ed.gov or through a link from the FAFSA webpage. The PIN must be received before the FAFSA can be saved and accessed again, so be sure to get that first. The PIN that is assigned the first time is the PIN that will be valid and usable for the entire time a student is in college and will also allow a student access to other information pertaining to financial aid received while in college.
- www.finaid.org- includes interactive calculators, estimators, discussion groups, scholarship search links, and a listing of financial aid resources.
- www.collegeboard.org - Information available from the College Board on SATs and other standardized tests, college costs, and scholarship information.
- www.fastweb.com - provides free scholarship search with more than 400,000 scholarship sources.
- www.heic.org - provides information on the college application process and financial aid from the Massachusetts Higher Education Information Center.
- www.ed.gov - provides links to information on federal financial aid programs from the Department of Education.
- www.fafsa.ed.gov - link to the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
- www.pin.ed.gov- use to request a PIN for the first time to apply online for the FAFSA, or to request another copy of the PIN already assigned, or to change the PIN already assigned.
- www.studentclearinghouse.org - provides real time information regarding loan borrowing history, where and how much a student has borrowed, and through what programs to assist students with debt management.
- www.doe.mass.edu - link to the Massachusetts Department of Education