Step 1:

  • Go to to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our Federal School Code is 008133.
  • Create a Federal Student Aid User Name and Password (FSA ID) if you do not already have one.
    TIP: File your FAFSA by May 1 each year for to upcoming Fall semester to maximize your aid package.

Step 2:

  • Zane State College will receive your results electronically.
  • If additional documentation is required, you will receive an email notification from the Financial Aid Office.
    TIP: If you are asked for additional documentation, respond as quickly as possible.

Step 3:

  • Financial Aid will finalize your FAFSA and send you an aid offer notification by email.
  • Please follow the link in the email to your FINANCIAL AID STUDENT PORTAL to accept, decline, or modify your aid amounts.
    TIP: We highly recommend all students do this as soon as they receive the email.

Step 4:

  • If you choose to accept loans, you must complete an online Entrance Counseling session and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at
    TIP: If you are offered a Parent PLUS Loan, your parent must complete a separate application on the FAFSA website for you to receive this loan!