The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed each year to receive federal aid. Federal aid includes loans, grants, and work study. You can file a FAFSA on the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
To complete your FAFSA on the web you must first request a PIN (Personal Identification Number) at www.pin.ed.gov. The Department of Education will send you your PIN via email. This will be used to electronically sign the FAFSA, which must be done by both the student and their parent.
The FAFSA should be filed as soon as possible after October 1st, with a priority date of completion by March 1st.
Note: Some organizations charge a fee to provide services to find financial aid (e.g., scholarship search services). Nearly all financial aid information is available free of charge through your own high school, web sites, federal agencies, and Grace University. Please contact our Financial Aid Office by phone (402-449-2810) or letter if you have any questions about using a for-profit company to find financial aid. We want you to spend your money wisely.
Receiving the Student Aid Report
After your have fully completed the FAFSA process, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). This report lists the Expected Family Contribution – the amount for which the Department of Education has determined the student is responsible to pay. This amount determines the amount students receive in need-based scholarships and loans.
General Policies to Keep in Mind
Awards listed in the Student Aid Report are represented in annual amounts. Unless otherwise noted, scholarship and grant recipients are required to be full-time. Additional guidelines for specific awards may apply. Details regarding financial aid packages are available through the Grace University Financial Aid Office. The Scholarship Committee has final authority regarding all packages. You must apply for financial aid in order to receive it.
The Financial Aid Office will determine the best possible package for each student. Grace University scholarships and grants MAY be applied against tuition only, have no cash value, and are valid for a maximum of four years. Scholarships and grants are subject to change without notice.
The University does not provide application fee waivers to international students, nor are they eligible for federal or university need-based financial aid. However, there are some resources that may be of assistance to international students.
- Merit-based scholarships
- Private financing (contact the lenders directly for co-signer requirements)
- On-campus work (not including Federal Work-Study)
The content within this page is subject to change due to alterations in federal, state, university, guarantor, lender or loan servicer policy and procedure. The Grace University Financial Aid Office cannot be held liable for the consequences of such changes in policy and procedure.