To be considered for federal financial aid, you must complete and submit a FAFSA. Additionally, most states, colleges and universities use the FAFSA to award other types of student aid, including state- and college-sponsored financial aid, such as grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.
Even if you think your family earns too much to qualify for aid, or too little for the aid to make much of a difference, students are encouraged to complete and submit a FAFSA.
Regardless of income, most families are eligible for multiple types of aid, such as federal loans (Stafford and PLUS), and students are frequently surprised by the amount of aid for which they qualify. Filing is free, and unless you apply, you'll never know how much assistance you may be eligible to receive.
File as early as possible, after completing your federal tax return.
Yes. You must file a FAFSA each year in order to be considered for most types of student financial aid, including non-need-based federal aid.
Complete and electronically submit the application online through the Department of Education’s website, www.fafsa.ed.gov
This is the Personal Identification Number you (and your parents, if you are a dependent student) will use to complete the FAFSA and sign your Direct Loan Master Promissory Note. You (and your parents) can apply for a PIN by going to www.pin.ed.gov
The Department of Education uses a very rigid set of criteria for determining whether a student is INDEPENDENT for financial aid consideration (which means that the custodial parents' income and asset information is not considered in determining a student's financial aid, and therefore not required on the FAFSA).
Regardless of whether you support yourself or not, you are still likely to be considered a DEPENDENT student for financial aid purposes unless you meet certain criteria. Exceptions are granted on a case by case basis.
However, if you have special circumstances that you feel warrant consideration, and for which you may be able to provide documentation, you may contact your school's financial aid office.
IMPORTANT: If you are considered a DEPENDENT student and do not provide your parents' information on your FAFSA, your application WILL BE REJECTED.
Students and prospective students of ITI Technical College can contact the financial aid office by phone (1.800.467.4484) or (225.752.4233), and our experienced team of financial aid officers will personally assist you. You can also contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-4-FED-AID (1.800.433.3243).
There are several options for checking your application status:
- Check the status of your application online through the FAFSA website (www.fafsa.ed.gov).
- Contact ITI Technical College’s financial aid office for information.
Once ITI Technical College receives your processed FAFSA, you will be contacted by your admissions representative to set a financial aid appointment. Whenever possible, please be sure that you have also completed your Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and your student loan entrance counseling prior to your financial aid appointment. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED, YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD AND YOUR YELLOW REFERENCE SHEET TO YOUR APPOINTMENT!