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Application Process

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 
FAFSA becomes available as of October 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 FAFSA year. The priority deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020-2021 is April 15, 2020

Ways to file 
The 2020-2021 FAFSA is currently available. To file electronically, use FAFSA on the WebRemember to include Husson University's school code (002043) in step six of the FAFSA. This form is free and you should never have to pay to complete this federal form. 
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. 

The FSA ID

The FSA ID allows students and parents to access and electronically sign the online version of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with a user-selected username and password.

This new login process is more secure, eliminating the need for students and parents to provide personally identifiable information (such as name, date of birth and Social Security Number) every time they access U.S. Department of Education websites. It also permits self-service password retrieval by email and name changes (example: marriage).

Uses of the FSA ID

The FSA ID will provide a single sign-on for accessing all of the Department of Education's student/parent websites, such as FAFSA, National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and StudentLoans.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 will owe.

Financial Need

Your financial need is determined by the following basic formula:

Cost of Attendance
- (minus) Expected Family Contribution
- (minus) Outside Assistance
------------------------------------------------
= (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 Offers

After our office receives your FAFSA information, we will mail your financial aid offer. We start to send out estimated aid offers in December. 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 Offer.