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July 26 | August 17

Financial Aid Checklist

The Steps to Funding Your Education

campus front entrance photoThe following information will guide you through the admission and financial aid application processes:

  1. Complete the admission process. NOTE: Fall term incoming freshmen who are accepted by December 1 are reviewed for eligibility for Academic Merit Scholarships and appropriate application materials are mailed automatically.
  2. Apply for an FSA User ID for yourself and, if you are a dependent student, ask that your parents apply for a separate ID.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1 of the year prior to fall term enrollment. (For example, for fall 2018 enrollment, begin the process October 1, 2017.) Include Huntingdon’s Title IV code, 001019, so the College will receive the results automatically.
  4. In general, Huntingdon does not encourage the use of scholarship services that require fees. Instead, explore local financial aid sources with your high school, community, church, or employers and check out no-cost Internet scholarship search engines, such as:
    1. Fastweb
    2. Scholarship Experts
    3. College Answer
  5. After Huntingdon receives the report generated from your FAFSA, your financial aid package will be prepared considering all forms of aid for which you are eligible. Some scholarships have separate application procedures and/or deadlines and will only be included on your package after the Office of Student Financial Services is notified of an award. You may accept or decline each component of the package, sign the letter, and return it to the Office of Student Financial Services. NOTE: Be sure you complete applications for components of your aid package such as loans, the Alabama Student Grant application, and other components as applicable by the deadlines necessary. Your award letter should include instructions about finalizing each component of the award.
  6. Pay your enrollment deposit to reserve your place in the entering class and to secure your aid package.
  7. Complete the forms necessary and sign up for an Orientation Program in order to register for fall classes.