FAFSA on the Web Instructions – www.fafsa.ed.gov – 1-800-4FEDAID
School code: 011948
APPLYING FOR FSA USER ID
Before beginning the FAFSA, you should apply for a FSA User ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov if you do not already have one. Students who already have a PIN from previous FAFSA applications have the option to link that PIN to their newly-created FSA User ID. By linking the matched PIN, the student will be able to immediately use the FSA User ID. If a student chooses not to link to a previous Pin, he/she will have limited use of the FSA User ID until the SSA confirms their personal identifiers, which usually takes 1-3 days.
INFORMATION NEEDED TO APPLY
- Yours and a parent’s social security number
- Federal income tax returns and W-2 information
- Records of untaxed income (social security benefits, child support, etc.)
- Information on savings, investments, and business & farm assets for yourself and/or parents
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
Now you are ready to complete the online application. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and click on “Fill out your FAFSA” on Step 2. You may choose to print a FAFSA worksheet from the site first to organize all of your income information before entering it into the online application. After entering all necessary data, the application will ask you for your PIN number.
Make sure that you select “Submit Now” at the end of the application to ensure that your information is actually submitted.
Remember to keep the confirmation number after your application has been successfully submitted.
Information on how to use the data retrieval tool, please click here.
FOLLOW UP ON YOUR FAFSA
Your application will be processed and you will receive an email with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you did not provide an email address it will be mailed to you.
Review your SAR for any errors and if you have any they may be corrected at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Upon receiving your SAR, Black River Technical College will be contacting you by mail. You should receive a letter informing you that we have received your processed application and it will instruct you of what to do next. Any forms included with this letter should be submitted to the BRTC Financial Aid Office as soon as possible so that your aid will be processed in a timely manner. We will then mail you an award letter indicating your amount of financial aid eligibility.
All financial aid information may also be accessed on Campus Connect.