How to apply for Financial Aid at Morris College

The FAFSA is the online application used to determine eligibility for all federal and student grant and student loans. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov October 1st and must be completed each year.

The 2018-2019 FAFSA is the application for the following terms: Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019.

The 2019-2020 FAFSA is the application for the following terms: Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020.

Complete and e-sign the FAFSA on the Web.

Available at www.fafsa.gov - Remember, the FAFSA is FREE-do not allow anyone to charge you for submission. Morris federal school code is 003439.

The student and the parent (if dependent) must both sign the FAFSA using the FSAID and password.

Please be aware that Morris’s financial aid awarding process follows a fall-spring-summer schedule. This means that you will need to complete or add Morris’s school code to the FAFSA for the summer term. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will open on October 1, 2018. The FAFSA must be completed each year for the upcoming fall, spring, and summer terms.

Continuing students will have the option of completing a Renewal Application which is pre-fill on their FAFSA on the Web. Please review all pre-filled information for necessary changes such as your current address and classification.

Complete the Morris College Application for Aid and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid at Morris College for the Fall/Spring Semesters and a separate application for Summer school.

Submit all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office.

If selected for Verification, check your MyHornetWeb account to see your requirements.

The verification process requires Morris to collect documentation of taxable income, in addition to other documents. We can no longer accept a copy of your tax statement if selected for verification. We encourage you to submit tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. To use the IRS Data match, access your FAFSA application at www.fafsa.gov, click on “Make FAFSA Corrections”, then select IRS Data Retrieval in the student/parent financial sections. If you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you may request a tax return transcript online at www.irs.gov. You can save it to your computer and upload and submit online to our office. Electronically filed tax return information should be available for retrieval from the IRS up to three weeks after tax filing; paper tax return information should be available up to eight weeks after filing. Note: Married applicants must file jointly in order to use the IRS Data Retrieval; it also cannot be used when the marital status changes after the end of the tax year or if an amended tax return has been filed. This is a free process and no one should charge you to complete the FAFSA or make corrections. If you are requesting a tax return transcript to be mailed to you, you can expect to receive it within 5-10 days. All students must be fully admitted to the College before any financial aid will be processed. Please contact the Admission Office if you have not been admitted.

Accept your Financial Aid awards.

From your MyHornetWeb, select the “Money” Tab to access the Financial Aid section of your Account. Click on the link in the center of the screen for “Financial Aid Awards”, “Offered” awards require action by the student.

If you are a new Direct Stafford Loan borrower, you will be prompted to complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and a Direct Loan Master Promissory at www.studentloans.gov (see step 5).

Some awards are time-sensitive and may be canceled after 30 days of student inactivity.

Got loans? Complete all loan-related requirements.

Be sure you are enrolled at least half-time (six hours undergraduate) credit hours.

Complete Direct Entrance Loan Counseling to learn about repayment terms.

Complete and e-Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).

More detailed loan information can be found on the website by clicking on Types of Aid: then, Undergraduate Student Loans in Information in the sidebar.