These simple steps will assist you to file for federal student aid:

Step 1:

  • Go to http://studentaid.gov 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.
  • 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 there is additional documentation required, you will receive notification from the Financial Aid Office.
  • If you are asked for additional documentation, do not delay and respond as quickly as possible.

Step 3:

  • Financial Aid will process your aid award and send you an award notification by postal mail.
  • Please follow the steps on this letter to accept, decline, or modify your aid amounts.
  • We highly recommend all students do this as soon as they receive the letter.

Step 4:

  • If you choose to accept loans, you will be required to complete an online Entrance Counseling session and an Online Master Promissory Note at http://studentaid.gov.