7. Receive the Award Notification

Once your FAFSA is complete and you demonstrate financial need, your selected college will send you an award notice indicating the financial aid programs for which you qualify.  If you are not eligible for need based financial aid,  you can contact the financial aid office at your college to find out other options to finance your education.


Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get my award notice?

It depends on when the college sends out their notifications. Some colleges will send you an award notice as soon as you are accepted (if your financial aid application is complete). Other colleges will have a set date when all award notices are sent to accepted students. Some colleges have rolling dates when they generate notices so you will get your award notification after you are accepted and as soon as your financial aid application is complete. Check with the college that accepted you.

Do I have to reapply?

Yes. Virtually, all financial aid funds require an application every year. The federal and state funds definitely require new applications with updated financial information. Many scholarships, even those based on merit, will require some type of reapplication for subsequent years.