Applying for Federal Financial Aid
A Lower Price Tag on Higher Education
Our staff are experts at helping students secure financial aid, grants and loans to help them pay for their education. Financial aid is available from many sources to help students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend college. Although students and their families are primarily responsible for the cost of education, financial aid can fill in the gap if families can afford only part of the cost. We're here to help you learn more about fitting Clark State into your budget!
Priority Deadlines to Apply for Financial Aid
Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: October 15
Summer Semester: March 15
How to Apply
To apply for federal grants, loans and work-study positions, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By filing the FAFSA, you will be considered for all aid for which you might be eligible. The FAFSA is available in October for the following financial aid year that begins with Fall semester. Be sure to list Clark State, federal school code 004852, so your application information is sent to our Financial Aid Office for review and processing.
You must complete the FAFSA even if you feel you may only qualify for loans. You also may be requested to complete a FAFSA if you are applying for certain scholarships. You should complete the FAFSA at least two months prior to starting classes or as soon as your federal tax return is completed.
You and your parent (if you are a dependent) will also apply for a FSA ID. With a FSA ID you and your parent can sign your application electronically, check the status of your application and make any corrections to your FAFSA form.
FAFSA Filing Assistance
We know the financial aid process can seem overwhelming. Students Services and Financial Aid staff at all of our locations can help you get started with the FAFSA and explain our process to you. We are here to help! Email or call us anytime!
Financial Aid Checklist
We know the Financial Aid process can seem overwhelming so we've created a checklist to help you save time and energy! Download our Financial Aid Checklist.
Helpful Links About Financial Aid
- View federal student aid videos on YouTube
- Steps to completing the FAFSA
- Learn more about the FAFSA mobile options.
- Preparing for college
- The federal government provides a number of tax incentives that can lower the cost of higher education. Visit the Tax Benefits page on the Federal Student Aid website.
Questions? We're here to help!
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