You can submit the FAFSA starting on October 1 each year for the next academic year.
Need help? Request a Financial Aid support appointment or watch the How to Fill Out the FAFSA video.
1. Create your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)
Your FSA ID allows you to submit your FAFSA like an e-signature. If you are a dependent, one of your parents must also create an FSA ID and use it to co-sign your FAFSA.
Create your FSA ID >
2. Gather IDs and documents.
Gather the documents required to submit the FAFSA: FSA IDs, Social Security Numbers (including a parent if you're a dependent), federal income statements, W-2s, bank statements, and brokerage statements.
3. Submit the FAFSA and await confirmation.
Complete the application and use the SPSCC school code 005372 when you submit.
Within 3-5 days, FAFSA will email you your Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR will identify if there were errors in your application. It will also let you know if you've been randomly selected for "verification". Correct any errors or call 1-800-4-FEDAID if you need your SAR re-sent.
Tip: Don't worry if you're selected for "verification". This is common and is not a reflection on you or your financial status.
Submit the FAFSA >
4. Watch for Financial Aid updates in ctcLink.
SPSCC Student Financial Services will send notifications to your SPSCC email address. Using ctcLink, navigate to the "Financial Aid" tile to view your FAFSA status, required documentation, and financial aid award information.
Note: You will need to review and accept your financial award in ctcLink.
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