Apply for Aid

Whether or not you plan to take federal aid, it’s important that you apply for aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your student aid report can help us determine if you are eligible for other types of aid.

Steps to File Your FAFSA

  1. Create your FSA ID to e-sign the FAFSA. If you are dependent, as defined by FAFSA, your parent or guardian will need to create a separate FSA ID.
  2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Spalding’s school code is 001960.
  3. After your data has been submitted, the U.S. Department of Education will notify Spalding of your application.
  4. You will receive an email from the U.S. Department of Education when your FAFSA has been processed.
  5. If you are a returning student, you will receive an email reminder from the U.S. Department of Education to renew your FAFSA.

You Are Eligible for Financial Aid if You..

  • Are a citizen, national or a permanent resident of the United States or other eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent (i.e. a GED).
  • Are enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
  • Are making satisfactory progress toward a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential.
  • Are not in default on any Title IV loan-Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford, Federal Supplemental (SLS), or Federal Plus.
  • Do not owe a repayment on any Title IV grants-Federal Pell, or Federal SEOG.
  • Have not borrowed in excess of annual or lifetime aggregate limits on Title IV loans.
  • Meet the requirements as defined by individual programs.

What to Expect

You will receive a financial aid award letter after we have obtained all required documents and information. The award letter will detail the types of aid you are eligible to receive. New students will receive their award letters by mail. Returning students will access their award letter through the student portal.

The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ombudsman of the Department of Education helps resolve disputes and solve other problems with federal student loans. The FSA Ombudsman encourages borrowers to make every effort to resolve their student loan problems. When a solution cannot be reached, the FSA Ombudsman has a process and the resources to assist borrowers. Contact FSA Student Loan Ombudsman’s Office U. S. Department of Education, FSA Ombudsman Group, P.O. Box 1843, Monticello, KY 42633, Telephone: 877-557-2575 (Toll Free), Fax: 606-396-4821, [email protected].

Every year, the U.S. Department of Education selects random FAFSA applications for a process called verification and requires schools to confirm the information on the FAFSA.

Spalding University contracts with Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to complete the verification process. Students who have been selected will be contacted by KHEAA via phone and email and will need to create an account at MyKHEAA.

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