How To Apply For Financial Aid
Applying for financial aid is a primary step in funding your college education. To be considered for federal, state, and Northwood need-based financial aid, you are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have Internet access, we encourage you to apply online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. There are edits in the system when applying online that help eliminate errors. Applying online normally reduces processing time. Help is available. If you prefer a paper FAFSA application, you may request one from the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID.
Apply NOW for 2012-2013 FAFSA!Apply as soon as possible after January 1 of each year. Northwood encourages you to apply earlier than your state aid deadline or April 1. Read more about your state aid deadline on the FAFSA and in our section on grants.
Before completing the FAFSA online, we encourage you to apply for a personal identification number(PIN), which is your electronic access code. A PIN can be requested from www.pin.ed.gov or www.fafsa.ed.gov. The PIN will act as your signature on the FAFSA. It also will provide you access to other personal information stored in other federal aid sites. Parent(s) of dependent students should also apply for a PIN. NEVER SHARE YOUR PIN WITH ANYONE.
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If you have questions when completing your FAFSA, you can get free help by contacting the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4 FED-AID or by contacting your Northwood Financial Aid Office. There is also an online help feature via the FAFSA web site.
Be sure to include Northwood University's school code on your FAFSA. The FAFSA school code for the Texas campus is 013040.
After you have submitted your FAFSA to the federal government for processing, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the information. Follow any instructions on the SAR. Be sure Northwood's school code is on the SAR. You may find that your SAR has been selected for verification. If so, you will be receiving a letter from the Financial Aid Office requesting additional information.
Before the Financial Aid Office is able to offer you financial assistance, you must have applied for admissions and been accepted for enrollment at Northwood. After you have been accepted, and the Financial Aid Office has received your SAR from the Department of Education and any requested documentation from you, the Financial Aid Office will mail you an award letter. The award letter will notify you of the types and amounts of aid that you may receive. You will also be able to view your award information at my.northwood.edu.
Remember the Financial Aid Office is here to serve you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
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Financial Aid Office
1114 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104-1204
972.293.5430 - office
972.293.7196 - fax
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Director
Financial Aid Assistant Director
Financial Aid Counselor