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Applying for Aid Guide
 

This Guide contains an overview of the aid process at Frostburg State University and step-by-step instructions for applying for aid.

Note that throughout the guide you will see links to other pages in the site which contain complete detailed information on items briefly touched upon in this Guide.

As an aid recipient, you are responsible for reading and understanding the contents of this guide. If you do not understand this information please contact the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid policies change occasionally so you will want to view this Guide often.
 

Step 1:
 
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
 
Step 2: Complete Verification Process (if selected)
Step 3:

Notification of Your Financial Aid Award Package


Important Note: 


If you are no longer planning to attend FSU, please notify the Financial Aid Office by emailing us at fsufinaid@frostburg.edu.

 


Step 1


Complete the 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
(FAFSA)

FAFSA Filing Facts
 
Recommended FAFSA Filing Deadline: FSU recommends that students seeking aid file the FAFSA as soon as January 1st; no later than February 15th.
   
FSU Priority Deadline: March 1st
(processed FAFSA must be to FSU)
   
FSU School Code: 002072

 

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application necessary to apply for Federal and general State financial aid. 

    Students must complete the FAFSA to apply for
    • federal grants,
    • Maryland state scholarships (if you and your parents are both Maryland residents),
    • college work-study, and
    • federal student and parent loans. 
    Complete information on the FAFSA is available on the FAFSA page.
  • FSU strongly encourages students to complete the FAFSA form online to avoid processing delays. To do this every student is required to have a PIN to access the online FAFSA on the web.

    You can find complete information on obtaining and using a PIN on the PIN page

    You can apply for a PIN at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • When completing the FAFSA, you will need to include the Federal School Code for Frostburg State University (002072). This will allow the University to receive eligibility information so we can offer you financial aid. 
  • To be qualified for most Federal and general State aid programs, a student must have the FAFSA processed and to our office by our March 1st priority deadline. FSU recommends that students seeking aid file the FAFSA no later than February 15th.

Review the pages below for more detailed information about completing the FAFSA, the required PIN, eligibility for aid, and FSU's priority deadline for financial aid.

If you have questions about filing the FAFSA form, you may find the following video helpful:

Visit the sites below to apply for a PIN and to complete the FAFSA form.

 


Step 3


Notification of Your Financial Aid Award Package

Your financial aid award package lists the financial aid you may be eligible to receive if you are an undergraduate student attending full-time or a graduate student attending part-time (6 credits). If your enrollment differs, please complete the Enrollment Status Change Form.

No type of financial aid offer is final (including loans) until the Financial Aid Office has received all information requested from the student. (Please see Conditions of Awards for more information).

     Admitted Students

  • Students admitted to the University will receive financial aid package by mail after our office has received the results of their FAFSA. 

    Our office begins to send financial aid packets out to prospective students in mid-March. 

    The packet will include the amount of financial aid being offered. It also will contains instructions on how use the Financial Aid web site to review your electronic award letter and to accept or decline the awards. 


    Visit the Determining Financial Aid Eligibility web page for more information about how we determine the amounts and types of financial aid a student is eligible to receive.

    The Award Notification Quick Reference Guide explains what you need to do to access your electronic award letter and to accept or decline your financial aid awards. 

     

     Returning Students

  • Returning students will receive financial aid packages in June, a few weeks after all student grades have been posted for the spring semester. 

    Starting this year, all returning students will have their award notifications sent to them via their FSU email 
    accounts
    .

    These notifications will tell students how to find out what financial aid they have been awarded, as well as explain how to use the Financial Aid web site to complete the required steps to accept or decline the awards. 

    Visit the Determining Financial Aid Eligibility web page for more information about how we determine the amounts and types of financial aid a student is eligible to receive.

    The Award Notification Quick Reference Guide explains what you need to do to access your electronic award letter and to accept or decline your financial aid awards.