The Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first and most important step in applying for financial aid. It is used to determine your eligibility for need-based financial aid and all Federal, state and institutional student aid programs.

Deadlines
The priority deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2014-2015 will be April 15, 2014.

Ways to file
The 2014-2015 FAFSA is currently available. To file electronically, use FAFSA on the Web. Remember to include Husson University's school code (002043) in step six of the FAFSA.

We encourage students to file the FAFSA electronically, and to use the Internal Revenue Service's Data Retrieval system, for the most efficient and accurate process.

Husson School Code

When you submit the FAFSA, you will need to enter the Husson University School Code, so that we are sent the results of your application. Our school code is 002043.

First Time Applicants

First time financial aid applicants are encouraged to go to http://www.pin.ed.gov to request a PIN number to enable you to sign your FAFSA electronically. Parents may also request a PIN number to enable them to sign the application electronically. If you (and your parents, if applicable) don't sign electronically by PIN, you must print out the signature page and mail it to the processing center. You may request a new PIN number at http://www.pin.ed.gov. Requests for PIN numbers usually take about 2 days.

Renewing the FAFSA

If you are a returning student and you filed a FAFSA for 2013-2014, you may file a renewal FAFSA. If you need a PIN number, go to http://www.pin.ed.gov.

Expected Family Contribution

Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a figure determined by the federal processor when you file the FAFSA. The data that you report on the FAFSA is calculated using a formula called Federal Methodology, and the resulting EFC is the amount of money that the formula assumes you and your family can contribute toward your educational expenses for the year. Note that the EFC may not be the amount that you owe.

Financial Need

Your financial need is determined by the following basic formula:

Cost of Attendance
- (minus) Expected Family Contribution
- (minus) Outside Assistance
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= (equals) Financial Need

Once your financial need is determined, we will award as much aid as possible to fill your need. Your exact award may vary due to availability of funds as well as deadline requirements.

Husson's Financial Aid Packages

After our office receives your FAFSA information, we will offer you a financial aid package. First year students begin receiving financial aid packages in March. Returning students receive their financial aid packages in May.

If you feel you have extenuating circumstances that our office was not aware of at the time we awarded your financial aid, please refer to Appealing Your Award.