financial aid online brochure_2013_14_FINAL_web version - page 9

QUESTIONS
• Note — if your parent’s tax information is not available
in early January, you may use tax returns from the year
prior, along with current W2s, to estimate financial
figures on your FAFSA. See the section of this
document titled “How to apply for financial aid” for
more information.
• In completing the FAFSA, you will be asked if you (and
your parent if you are a dependent student) wish to
apply for federal PIN numbers. You are encouraged to
do so. Your federal PIN will allow you to electronically
sign the FAFSA as well as other financial aid documents
such as student loan promissory notes. Please keep
your PIN number in a safe place for future reference —
you will need it to file your FAFSA each year that you
apply for aid.
2. Check
to see if you have any missing
financial aid requirements, and if so, complete
those requirements as quickly as possible. (See the
“How To” section of the financial aid website for
instructions.)
Early April of your senior year of high school:
1. Watch your mail for your initial financial aid award
notice.
2. Respond to your award notice by following the
instructions on the insert included with your award
notice.
3. Review and complete any missing requirements.
4. Check your
email on a regular basis for any
communication from the Office of Scholarships and
Financial Aid.
5. Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at
with any questions.
For more information about financial aid at Ferris State
University, please visit
and select “Financial
Aid.” Or, for personalized answers to specific financial aid
questions, email the appropriate office below:
• General Financial Aid:
• Community College Consortium:
• Student Employment:
• Billing:
• Scholarships:
• Loans:
• Kendall College of Art and Design:
If you prefer to call, financial aid advisors are available
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (231)
591-2110.
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