FAFSA is Easier Than You Think

FAFSA is easier than you think
By John Koehler March 31, 2022

Planning to use financial aid to fund your education? We’re here to help guide you through FAFSA®, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

There are no strings attached: FAFSA® is free, doesn't commit you to a college or university, and brings you one step closer to admission.

  • Start your FAFSA® by Creating an FSA ID at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launchFSA ID is a username and password combination that allows you to complete the process online.
    • You’ll need: Your Social Security Number, a mobile phone number or an email address
    • Pro tip: Be sure to write down your username and password and keep this info in a safe place
  • Continue to enter your personal information—name, email, marital status and schools you are interested in attending.
    • Remember: Enter UA Grantham’s school code 041223—this will get us your information automatically (we may be listed as Grantham University)
  • Enter your financial information.
    • Pro Tip: Save time and automatically import your tax information using the IRA Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT)—be sure to use the EXACT address you used when filing your taxes

Finally, you may be required to enter information about your legal parents if you are a dependent student.

For more information about tuition and financial aid, visit www.uagrantham.edu or https://www.studentaid.gov/.

About the Author

John Koehler
John Koehler is a senior marketing specialist on University of Arkansas Grantham's marketing operations team. John is passionate about enabling education opportunities and a positive experience for prospective students. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing from Rockhurst University.
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