WHAT IS FEDERAL STUDENT AID?
Federal student aid comes from the federal government-specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It's money that helps a student pay for higher education expenses (i.e., college, career school, or graduate school expenses). Federal student aid covers expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are three main categories of federal student aid: grants, work-study, and loans. Check out our Step by Step Guide to completing the FAFSA. Step by Step Completion Guide
WHO GETS FEDERAL STUDENT AID?
Every student who meets certain eligibility requirements can get some type of federal student aid, regardless of age or family income. Some the most basic eligibility requirements are that you must:
be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non citizen;
have a valid Social Security number;
register (if you haven't already) with Selective Service if you're a male between the ages of 18 and 25:
maintain satisfactory academic process in college or career school; and
show you're qualified to obtain a college or career school education by
having a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or a state-recognized equivalent; or
completing a high school education in a home school setting approved under state law; or
enrolling in an eligible career pathways program
Find more details about eligibility requirements at studentaid.gov/eligibility.
Make sure when the application asks what HIGH SCHOOL you attended that you type Bonham High School and then select confirm. Once you select confirm, find and select Bonham High School and then hit continue. We want to make sure your application is linking to Bonham High School.
Make sure you answer the following questions correctly:
What will you high school completion status be when you begin college? Select High School Diploma
What will your college grade level be when you begin College? Select Never Attended college/1st year (DUAL CREDIT DOES NOT COUNT)
What college degree or certificate will you be working on when you begin college? Select either 1st Bachelors Degree or Associates Degree