FAFSA

The FAFSA is designed to determine a family’s ability to pay for higher education by calculating the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount. The EFC is a measure of how much you and your family can be expected to contribute to the cost of the student’s education for the year. Factors such as income, assets, family size and the number of family members attending college full-time are considered in determining the EFC.

In October 2016 the U.S. Department of Education will launch Prior Prior Year (PPY).You will be able to complete the 2017/2018 FAFSA using 2015 Federal Income Tax information. We highly encourage you to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) provided by the FAFSA.

Steps to Take

We recommend completing the FAFSA online as soon as possible after October. 1.

You will be guided through the FAFSA process online. Here's what to expect:

  1. Create an FSA User ID and Password
    You should create an FSA user ID and password so you can sign your FAFSA electronically. Your parents will also need to create an FSA user ID and password if their information is required.

    Create your FSA user ID and password

  2. Collect all required documents
    Available on the FAFSA web site is a worksheet that lists all questions you will be asked. Many people find this document helpful to complete before tackling the actual FAFSA.

    FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

  3. File your FAFSA
    File your FAFSA at fafsa.gov. Concordia University, Nebraska’s Federal School Code is 002541. You may access your Student Aid Report (SAR) as soon as 24-48 hours after you electronically filed. Concordia will automatically receive a copy of the report electronically.

  4. Concordia’s financial aid office will process and verify your FAFSA information
    We will review and verify the information submitted in the FAFSA. We will contact you if we need any additional information to complete your file.

  5. You will receive a financial aid award letter
    The award letter will list all of the financial aid that you are eligible to receive with detailed instructions on how to accept the aid.

Still have questions?

If you have further questions about the FAFSA, please contact call 800-535-5494, ext. 7270, or email finaid@cune.edu.