What Does Lawrence Tech Want You To Know?
- Many questions on the FAFSA are straightforward, like your Social Security number or your date of birth. But many require you to read the instructions to make sure you answer the question correctly. Words like “household,” “investments,” and even “parent” all have common meanings, but are specifically defined for purposes of student financial aid. So be sure to read the instructions.
- You may have unique family situations that may cause you to have additional questions. You should then contact a financial aid administrator at a school you wish to attend for clarification.
- Apply early
Deadlines for aid from your state, your school, and private sources tend to be much earlier than deadlines for federal aid. To make sure that any financial aid package Lawrence Tech offers you will contain aid from as many sources as possible, apply as soon as you can after Jan. 1.
Lawrence Tech's priority deadline to receive maximum consideration is March 1.
The U.S. Department of Education will process your 2007-2008 FAFSA right up until July 1, 2008. However, to actually receive aid, Lawrence Tech must have your correct, complete information before your last day of enrollment in the 2007-2008 school year. So it is important to apply early to make sure you leave enough time for Lawrence Tech to receive your information and to make any necessary corrections.
- You don’t need to file your tax return before you submit your FAFSA. Filling out your tax return first will make completing the FAFSA easier. However, you do not need to submit your tax return to the IRS before you submit your FAFSA. Once you file your tax return, you must correct any income or tax information that may have changed on your FAFSA.
- You can file FAFSA electronically
- You can fill out and submit a FAFSA over the Internet. This is the fastest way to apply for financial aid. Also, your information is edited before you submit it, so, if you made any errors or left out any information, we can call this to your attention before you submit your information. This reduces the chance that your data will be rejected for some reason and makes it less likely that you will have to correct your information later. To submit your application using FAFSA on the web, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- There may be additional forms
- The FAFSA is the one application for federal student aid. Many schools and states rely solely upon this information. However, you should check with the Office of Financial Aid at Lawrence Tech to make sure there are no other forms to fill out.
How do I get a duplicate Student Aid Report (SAR)?
Applicants who need a copy of their SAR should access the FAFSA on the Web site at www.fafsa.ed.gov and choose the "View and Print Your Student Aid Report" link under the FAFSA Follow-up section.
I need a copy of my PIN what should I do?
Access the PIN Web site at www.pin.ed.gov
1. If the PIN has not yet been activated, first choose the option "activate My PIN" on the Welcome page and follow the instructions to active the PIN. After the PIN has been activated, proceed with the next step to request a duplicate PIN.
2. At the Welcome page, click "Request a Duplicate PIN".
3. Answer the questions confirming your identity and click "Submit Request".
4. If you would like your PIN to be e-mailed to you, please verify your e-mail address before you select "Yes". If you do not wish to have your PIN e-mailed to you, select "Postal Mail" and click "Yes". If you would like to change your e-mail address, select "No". On the following page select "Change My Address". Re-enter your personal information and follow the directions from there.
5. Print and save the confirmation of your request.
Applicants will receive their PIN by postal mail within 7-10 days or by e-mail with 3 days. FAFSA has worked hard to ensure that applicants receive their PIN in the quickest way possible without compromising necessary security standards