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1. Apply to EvCC at EverettCC.edu/Apply
To get your financial aid application reviewed at EvCC, you need to apply for admission. Provide your social security number on your admissions application for financial aid purposes.
2. Complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.ed.gov You need to apply every year.
Here's a video that gives an overview of the federal financial aid process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iS7gmQd9o
Create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
On the FAFSA website, create your FSA ID username and password. If you have to provide parent or guardian information on the FAFSA, they will need their own FSA ID. The U.S. Department of Education uses the FSA ID to identify you so you can access personal information on federal student aid websites and electronically sign your FAFSA. Here's a video that shows you how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY
You’ll need some records
To fill out your FAFSA, you’ll need income records, such as W2s, copies of federal tax returns, and Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) benefits for the previous year. Dependent students will need their parents' or guardians' income records.
EvCC’s Federal School Code is 003776.
Include your email address on your FAFSA
This is how the U.S. Department of Education and EvCC will contact you if there are any errors or if additional paperwork is required.
After you submit your FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education receives and processes it, then sends your information to EvCC electronically (it takes a few business days).
3. Get your Student Aid Report and fix any errors on your FAFSA
You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to your email or mailing address. The report is the U.S. Department of Education’s response to your FAFSA. If there are any changes needed to your FAFSA, make then on the FAFSA website. EvCC can’t review your file until your FAFSA is complete with no errors.
4. Watch your email and check the Financial Aid Portal at EverettCC.edu/FAstatus
After your FAFSA is done, EvCC’s Financial Aid Office will email you at the email address you put on your FAFSA and send a message via the Financial Aid Portal if there are any additional documents you need to provide. Get any requested paperwork to EvCC ASAP. You’ll need to provide that paperwork before your request for financial aid is reviewed.