Applying for Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for financial aid. Additional applications may be required for scholarships, institutional grants, etc.
The amount of financial aid for which students are eligible depends on financial need as determined by the FAFSA processor. Eligibility is defined by the Department of Education as the difference between the cost of going to college (set as a standard cost by the school) and the amount students and/or their families can afford to contribute toward the cost of education (as measured by the FAFSA). This difference (remaining need) is the amount the Financial Aid Office attempts to meet through various need based financial aid programs.
Financial Aid Deadlines
The FAFSA needs be submitted annually.
- March 1: FAFSA deadline if applying for Allen College institutional scholarships for the next academic year
- July 1: FAFSA deadline to determine state eligibility for state grants for the next academic year
For financial aid questions, please contact the Allen College Financial Aid Office at FinancialAid@allencollege.edu or (319) 226-2003.