Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
- Electronically submit the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov before the deadline – This will start the financial aid process and determine aid amounts. Be sure to include the School Code: 001544 and visit our website for the Financial Aid deadlines. The priority deadline and financial aid deadline per term are different. The priority deadline refers to the preferred deadline you should submit your financial aid paperwork by to ensure the best financial aid package, as some funding is limited and will run out. Note: It may take up to 5 business days for ASU to receive your FAFSA data from the Department of Education.
- Check your Banner Web frequently. Please make sure that your Banner Web account is active so that you can respond to any request for verification/documentation. If not yet admitted, students may access Banner Web as a guest. If additional information is needed to process your financial aid, you will be notified via Banner Web. Note: It can take up to 4 weeks once you have submitted all required documentation to review and award your file.
- Financial aid does not transfer from one school to another. If you are a transfer student, you will need to cancel all pending loans or grants at the school where you last attended. After requesting cancellation at your previous school, please notify Albany State University that your loans and grants have been cancelled. Note: Aid will not show as cancelled until your previous school reports the cancellation to the Department of Education-we cannot proceed with processing a file until aid shows fully cancelled.