Chipola financial aid processing deadline is July 27

MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Chipola College this Fall are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete their financial aid file by July 27.

“The first thing students and families need to do in order to apply for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA,” says Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice President of Student Affairs. “The FAFSA form will determine eligibility for financial aid, such as Pell Grants and work-study programs. It is very important that students and families pay attention to deadline dates when applying for financial aid and scholarships,” reminds Roberts. “Some financial aid options have limited funding; therefore, the ‘early bird gets the worm’ philosophy will apply.”

To meet the July 27 processing deadline, students are encouraged to submit

the FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure it can be processed by the deadline. Tax information for both the college-bound student and parents is needed when completing the FAFSA.

The FAFSA can be completed electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Chipola College school code is 001472.

All students seeking Financial Aid must have completed the FASFA and submitted the required paperwork to the Chipola College Financial Aid Office in order to use financial aid to pay tuition for the Fall 2016 semester.  Students who are not eligible for financial aid or who have not completed their financial aid file with the Chipola Financial Aid Office by July 27, must make other arrangements to pay for tuition and books.

To avoid delays, students are encouraged to: (1) apply at www.fafsa.ed.gov; (2) complete the application thoroughly and promptly; (3) keep a copy of all documents used to complete the application (4) submit additional requested information to the Chipola Financial Aid Office promptly.

For information about Financial Aid at Chipola College, visit http://www.chipola.edu/financialaid/index.htm.  For information about completing the FAFSA call – 1-800-433-3243.