APPLY for Financial Aid

Getting Started

The MOST IMPORTANT process in applying for financial aid is filing the FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) application each year. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov -- the fastest and most accurate way to apply. At Central State University, the FAFSA is the only application required for Federal, State, or Institutional grants, work-study or loans for Fall and Spring term financial aid. Our priority date for submission of the FAFSA is March 1 for the following academic year. Submitting your FAFSA prior to this priority date will allow you the the best opportunity to be considered for certain limited funding sources such as FSEOG and Federal Work Study.

Note -- be sure to go to www.fafsa.ed.gov - that is the official, federal, FREE web site for the FAFSA. There are look-alike sites that request payment to complete the FAFSA -- payment is not part of completing the FAFSA - it is a FREE application. If you have questions about filing the FAFSA, contact our financial aid staff for assistance.  Or, you can contact the Federal Student Aid agency directly at 1-800-433-3243 for general FAFSA related questions.

The FAFSA CSU school code is 003026.