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.
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:
Create an FSA User ID and Password
You should create an FSA user ID and password so you can sign your FAFSA electronically. Additionally, you will need your FSA ID and password for future online loan requirements if you plan to borrow Federal Loans. Your parents will also need to create an FSA user ID and password if their information is required.
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.
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.
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.
You will receive a financial aid offer
The offer will list all of the financial aid that you are eligible to receive with detailed instructions on how to accept the aid.
Verification is the process a school follows to check the accuracy of the information reported by a student on their FAFSA.
If you are currently receiving Federal Financial Aid and plan to apply again, there are steps you can take to make your application easier.
FAFSA Professional Judgement
You may apply for adjustments to your FAFSA award amount based on special circumstances.
Still have questions?
If you have further questions about the FAFSA, please call 800-535-5494, ext. 7270, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.