How to apply for Financial Aid at Morris College

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

The FAFSA applies to three consecutive terms of enrollment: Fall, Spring, and the following Summer.

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

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is the application for the following terms: Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.

Complete and e-sign the FAFSA on the Web.

Available at www.fafsa.gov - Remember, the FAFSA is FREE – You should not pay to submit a FAFSA. The federal school code for Morris College is 003439.

The student and the parent (if dependent) must both sign the FAFSA using the Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and password.

Please be aware that Morris’s financial aid awarding process follows a fall-spring-summer schedule. This means that the FAFSA you use for fall/spring will be used for the upcoming summer. The FAFSA for the following year begins October 1 of the current year.

Continuing students will have the option of completing a Renewal Application which will already be pre-filled in FAFSA on the Web. Please review all pre-filled information for necessary changes and/or updates such as your current address and phone number.

Complete the Morris College Application for Aid and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid at Morris College for the Fall/Spring Semesters. A separate application is required for Summer school. These documents are available on the website or in the Financial Aid Office.

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 required information. We encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) in FAFSA on the Web to provide income tax data. If the IRS DRT was not used initially, you may correct your FAFSA to access this data. Access your current FAFSA application at www.fafsa.gov, click on “Make FAFSA Corrections”, then select IRS Data Retrieval in the student/parent financial sections. Note: Married taxpayers must have filed jointly in order to use the IRS DRT.   Also, if the marital status changed after the end of the tax year or if an amended tax return has been filed, the IRS DRT is not available. If you are unable to use the IRS DRT, you may request a free Tax Return Transcript online at www.irs.gov, or provide a signed copy of the U.S. 1040 Tax Return. 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 the section below).

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

Got loans? Complete all loan-related requirements.

To qualify for federal loans, you must be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours).

First-time Morris College borrowers must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling to learn about repayment terms.

First-time Morris College borrowers must complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).

More detailed loan information can be found, and these documents may be accessed, on the website by clicking on “How to Apply for Financial Aid” in the sidebar.