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Applying for financial aid at Zane State College is a quick and easy process. Follow these four simple steps: 

Step 1: Complete the FAFSA online at the Federal Financial Aid website at Please file by May 1 of every year to ensure the most financial assistance is received. Please be sure to go to the correct website listed above to ensure you won’t be charged to file the free form. You will be asked to create a FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA. 

Step 2: Zane State College will receive your results and begin to develop your financial aid package for the academic year. You may be asked to provide documentation of the income that you listed on the FAFSA to the Office of Student Financial Aid for verification purposes. 

Step 3: Zane State will send you an award notice informing you of the sources of aid you qualify to receive for the academic year. You will be instructed if any additional steps are needed. 

Step 4: If you choose to accept the loans that were offered to you, additional steps are required. You will be instructed to follow the directions to do an online master promissory note and entrance counseling. 

Contact Information 

General Questions: 

Hayley Hook
Financial Aid Advisor and Work Study Coordinator

Stacy Bernard
Financial Aid Advisor/Default Management Coordinator

Amanda Reisinger 
Director, Student Financial Aid


Regarding financial aid, you have the right to ask a school:
  • The names of its accrediting organizations.
  • About its programs; its instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities; and its faculty.
  • What the cost of attending is, and what its policies are on refunds to students who drop out.
  • What financial assistance is available, including information about all federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial aid programs.
  • What the procedures and deadlines are for submitting applications for each available financial aid program. 
  • What criteria it uses to select financial aid recipients. 
  • How it determines your financial need. This process includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses, etc. are considered in your budget. It also includes what resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, your assets, etc.) are considered in the calculation of your need. 
  • How much of your financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met. 
  • How and when you will be paid. 
  • To explain each type and amount of assistance in your financial aid package. 
  • If you have a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, the length of time you have to repay your loan, when you must start paying it back, and any cancellation and deferment provisions that apply.

It is your responsibility to:

  • Review and consider all information about a school’s program before you enroll. 
  • Pay special attention to your application for student financial aid, complete it accurately, and submit it on time to the right place. Errors can delay your receiving financial aid. 
  • Provide all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information. 
  • Requested by either the financial aid office or the agency to which you submitted your application. 
  • Read and understand all forms that you are asked to sign and keep copies of them. 
  • Accept responsibility for any promissory note or other agreements that you sign. 
  • If you have a loan, notify the lender of changes in your name, address, or school status. 
  • Perform in a satisfactory manner the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work Study job. 
  • Know and comply with the deadlines for application or re-application for aid. 
  • Attend all classes regularly and earn satisfactory grades to qualify for future financial aid. 
  • Know and comply with your school’s refund procedures.
  • Check your Zane State College email daily
Click on any of the following links for additional information.
Loan Master Promissory Note & Entrance Counseling
Click here to complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) & Entrance Counseling.  If you have a loan awarded to you, it will never post to your account until you do this step.  If you have computer issues with accessing the website, please call the Direct Loan Servicing Center at 1-800-848-0979. 
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Find information on all federal grants including Pell and ACG, as well as all federal student loans that have been disbursed to you during your educational career.

Federal Student Aid Username and Password (FSA ID)

Create a FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA online as well as master promissory notes for student loans.  If you are a dependent student, one parent I required to obtain a FSA ID as well.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply for federal aid at this site.  The FAFSA is your first step to receiving aid at Zane State College.  Our federal school code is 008133, make sure you enter our school code or we will not receive your information.
FAFSA Forecaster
Find out how much you might qualify for before you actually file the FAFSA.  This link is especially helpful for high school students who are not yet ready to file the actual form.  All numbers given are estimates, and in no way guarantee any amounts of aid. 
Federal Student Aid

Click here to find out additional information about all federal student aid programs.  This is a federal website and may list aid types that are not available at Zane State College.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy (.pdf, 127K)

Click here to find out how to stay eligible for financial aid academically. 

Credit Score Information (.pdf, 202K)

Helpful information about your credit score and how to pull a credit report for free.

Money Management Checklist for College Students (.pdf, 44K)
Student Loan Standard Repayment Chart (.pdf, 771K)
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