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Have You Submitted Your FAFSA Yet?

If you want to get Federal Student Aid for the next school year we encourage you to complete and submit your FAFSA application as soon as possible. Both new and returning AAU students must complete the application to be considered for financial aid awards.

Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete the online form at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Allied American University’s federal school code: 041893
  • New & returning students: Get started with your FAFSA application with these helpful steps below.

If you need additional assistance, you can request more information online, or call 888-384-0849 to speak with a highly trained, friendly AAU Admissions Representative.

Applying for Federal Student Aid

The Financial Aid Office at AAU administers Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Loans. Federal Student Aid (FSA) from the U.S. Department of Education is the largest source of aid in America and we encourage students to apply. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every award year to be considered for financial aid. The following steps are meant to help you get started in applying for financial aid. Please do not hesitate to call the Financial Aid Office if you need assistance.

New Students Applying for Federal Student Aid

New students wishing to enroll at AAU for the first time using Federal Student Aid (FSA) should complete the steps listed below at least four weeks prior to the last day of registration. Please note that some student applications for financial aid take longer to process than others as a result of factors beyond the control of AAU. Students who do not receive their aid award by the last day of registration will need to pay out-of-pocket and be reimbursed or delay registration.

Step 1: Obtain an FSA ID

The FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN on May 10, 2015. If you haven’t logged in to a Federal Student Aid site (such as fafsa.gov or StudentLoans.gov) since May 10, you will need to create an FSA ID before you can log on in the future.

You can create an FSA ID when logging into certain ED websites, including this one. Create an FSA ID now.

The FSA ID process consists of three main steps:

1. Enter your log-information.

  • Provide your e-mail address, a unique username, and password, and verify that you are at least 13 years old.
  • 2. Enter your personal information.

  • Provide your Social Security number, name, and date of birth.
  • Include your mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and language preference.
  • For security purposes, provide answers to five challenge questions.
  • 3. Submit your FSA ID information.

  • Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Verify your e-mail address. (This is optional, but helpful. By verifying your e-mail address, you can use your e-mail address as your username when logging into certain ED websites. This verification also allows you to retrieve your username or reset your password without answering challenge questions.)

  • Step 2: File a FAFSA

    Complete, sign and submit the FAFSA. The FAFSA may be completed electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please be certain to include AAU’s Federal School Code 041893 on your FAFSA for the application data to be sent to AAU. If you plan to enroll in courses that begin after July 1, 2015, please complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA. Students must re-apply for financial aid each award year.

    Step 3: Additional Documentation

    Monitor your email for important notifications concerning your financial aid status. You will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office if additional documentation is required from you.

    Step 4: Awarding Financial Aid

    Financial Aid is awarded by academic year. The Financial Aid Office will produce an award letter which will outline a student’s financial aid eligibility.

    Step 5: Complete MPN and Entrance Counseling

    Students who accept a Federal Direct Loan and have not received a Federal Direct Loan at Allied American University must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov before receiving their first student loan disbursement.

    Current Students Applying for Federal Student Aid

    Step 1: Review the AAU financial aid web page which provides a summary of important information you must know before applying for FSA.

    Step 2: Make certain you are enrolled in an eligible degree program.

    Step 3: Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make certain to indicate the Allied American University school code on the FAFSA. If you have already completed a FAFSA, retrieve it and add the AAU school code.

    Step 4: Monitor your email for important notification and your Student Aid Report (SAR).

    Step 5: Contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@allied.edu and indicate you have submitted your FAFSA and wish to complete the financial aid approval process. The Financial Aid Office will review your FAFSA. Once this review is complete, you will be provided with additional instructions for completing the process.

    If you would like a quick estimate of FSA available, the FAFSA4caster site can provide an estimate of your eligibility. The information entered will later transfer to your FAFSA if you decide to apply for FSA. You’ll need tax information on hand to complete the process.

    Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.


    Federal Student Aid Award

    Once an AAU student completes the FAFSA, they will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that summarizes the data from the FAFSA and determines the student’s official Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

    Federal Student Aid Eligibility

    To receive federal student aid, you must meet certain requirements. Find out exact details of federal student aid eligibility.

    Federal Student Aid Types

    AAU participates in the grants and loans available through Federal Student Aid administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Financial Aid FAQ

    Check out some frequently asked student financial aid questions here.

    Financial Aid Resources

    Explore the AAU Financial Aid resources page for helpful phone numbers and links on FA funding.