Financial Aid


Financial Literacy Series


Documents


TYPES OF AID

TUITION & COSTS

Apply for
financial Aid

VERIFICATION PROCESS

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

STUDENTS RIGHT
TO KNOW

STAFF


The Financial Literacy Workshops are mandatory for any student receiving institutional aid.
We welcome and encourage all students to attend these workshops as they will offer guidance in making sound financial decisions.

Institutional aid includes any funding granted to a student by the university. For example: all athletic aid, choir, band, Residence Hall Advisors, Auxiliary, departmental scholarships, etc.

If you plan on receiving this aid for the following year, you must attend four (4) Financial Literacy workshops this academic year to receive the funding the upcoming year.


 

FAFSA


Central State University, FAFSA Starts October 1, Earlier, Easier, NOW, fafsa.gov

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Students can submit their FAFSA earlier – starting October 1.


Central State University School Code: 003026


GO TO: https://fafsa.gov


Highlights

 

Advantages of the new process

You already have tax information

Beginning with the 2018-19 FAFSA, the application will collect income information from the tax year two years prior. For the 2018-19 FAFSA, students and families will provide income information from the 2016 tax year.


Using an earlier tax year to determine eligibility for financial aid will make it significantly simpler for families to complete their FAFSA, because they will not be working to get tax information for the FAFSA while also trying to complete those taxes. The updated FAFSA uses taxes that were filed the previous year and are often available for easy download.


Most aid applicants and their parents will be able to use the FAFSA/IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to automatically view and transfer required tax return information directly from the IRS onto their FAFSA. Using the DRT increases the accuracy of information used to determine aid amounts and can eliminate the burden of providing tax return transcripts to your school for verification of income information.


Transferring completed tax information directly onto the FAFSA makes for a much simpler aid application process for most students and families.


More time to complete verification, if selected


Some students will be randomly selected for verification. Getting the FAFSA completed earlier means that students can find out earlier if they were selected for verification.  This gives them more time to gather the necessary documents to complete the verification process.


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