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Applying for Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Get organized:

  • When applying for aid, all names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers must match the legal names on your Social Security cards.
  • Dependent students must have a parent electronically sign the FAFSA. Must undergraduate students under the age of 24 are considered dependent for financial aid purposes.
  • Gather 2016 federal tax information for you and your parents.

Submit the FAFSA

  • Complete your FAFSA at
  • Select the appropriate school year: 2018-19
  • List Alverno College. Our school code is 003832.
  • When entering your tax information, you will be presented with the option to use the IRS data retrieval tool. Using this tool saves time and reduces error.
  • Students and parents will use their 2016 tax information when completing the 2018-19 FAFSA. This is referred to as Prior-Prior Year because the prior, prior year's tax information is being use.
  • Your FAFSA will not be processed until you and a parent both sign and submit it electronically. You will receive a confirmation email. 

Tip: Filing the FAFSA is always FREE. Stay away from any site that charges you a filing fee.

If you get stuck or have problems, contact the FAFSA help desk at 800-433-3243 or

After you file the FAFSA

  • You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) at the email address supplied on your FAFSA (postal address if you did not provide an email). Save your SAR.
  • Note: The SAR is not your Alverno award letter. That will come directly from Alverno after your application for financial aid is complete.
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