The FAFSA is the standard form used to apply for most federal, state, and institutional student grants, loans, and work-study programs. these funds are limited, and those who apply early have the best chance of receiving all the student aid for which they qualify.
A completed FAFSA is required for programs administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) including the Federal Family Education Loan Program
(FFELP) and state grant programs.
by filing online, students will get their results 7 to 14 days faster than if they file by mail. Plus, because answers are edited automatically, students will make fewer mistakes and their school will be able to tell them sooner if they qualify for aid.
Students who plan to file electronically should apply now for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). With a PIN, students will not have to mail a signature page, so the FAFSA will be processed even more quickly. To apply for a PIN, visit www.pin.ed.gov.
The PIN can also be used to electronically sign a KHEAA student loan Master Promissory Note. Students also can file a paper FAFSA, available at college or trade school financial aid offices and high school guidance offices.
To complete the FAFSA, parents and students will need the same information they will use on their 2002 federal tax return. Students also should contact the financial aid office at the school they plan to attend to find out if any additional application forms are required or if the school has a priority FAFSA filing date.
For more information about student financial aid, visit www.kheaa.com; write to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; call (800) 928-8926, extension 7391; or fax (502) 696-7345.