FAFSA opens October 1st. The 2023-2024 FAFSA for the Class of 2023 requires your 2021 tax information. See the Career Center Calendar for FAFSA workshop dates. TMCC and UNR also provide assistance with completing your FAFSA. Below is a link to the Federal Department of Education website which provides helpful information, tutorials and a link to the FAFSA application.
NOTE: The FAFSA is a FREE application. You should never have to pay to complete it.
The first step to start your application is creating a FSA ID
What’s a FSA ID and Why Do I Need One?
The FSA ID, which replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN in May 2015, is the username and password you use when you visit certain U.S. Department of Education websites. When you type in your FSA ID at these sites, you are saying either “Yes, it’s really me” or “Please accept my FSA ID as my signature on this online form.”
How do I get an FSA ID?
Visit FSA ID to learn about and create an FSA ID.
Here’s what you need to get your FSA ID:
- Your Social Security number (you must have an SSN to get an FSA ID however your parents do not)
- Your full name (must match your Social Security card)
- Your date of birth
Although you’re not required to provide your e-mail address when you set up your FSA ID, it’ll make retrieving your username and password easier if you forget them. Just make sure you don’t use the same e-mail address as someone else (your parent, for instance). Each e-mail address can be associated with only one FSA ID.
Once you created your FSA ID your ready to start your application process FAFSA Application
What kinds of federal grants are available?
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) offers a variety of federal grants to students attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges, and career schools. We’ve given each of our grants its own page:
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based.
If you apply for financial aid, you may be offered loans as part of your school’s financial aid offer. A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.
If you decide to take out a loan, make sure you understand who is making the loan and the terms and conditions of the loan. Student loans can come from the federal government or from private sources such as a bank or financial institution. Loans made by the federal government, called federal student loans, usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources.
Website Resource for explaining different types of financial aid
Federal Student Aid Office through the US Department of Education
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.
For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.
El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility
Para más información visite Civil Rights Compliance Department page.