To apply for financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available online at www.fafsa.gov. When filing the application, be sure that all information is complete and as accurate as possible. The federal processor must receive your FAFSA by March 1 to receive priority consideration for all types of financial aid. Students may apply after the priority date; however, aid will be awarded on a funds-available basis.
Initially, all you must do to apply is file the FAFSA, listing Bridgewater State University as a college to receive information. However, you may be asked to verify certain information that you provided on the FAFSA. You may receive letters from the university requesting additional documentation to clarify information on the FAFSA. Be sure to respond immediately to these requests to ensure your eligibility for all aid available to you.
If you are a graduate student receiving a graduate assistantship or any allowance for tuition, fees, room or board, you are legally obligated to report the allowance to the Financial Aid Office. Graduate students are eligible for student loans only.
You must reapply for financial aid each year. The Department of Education no longer mails renewal applications to students, however, electronic renewal FAFSA forms are available on their website at www.fafsa.gov. You are always welcome to complete a FAFSA form even if a renewal application is not available to you. Our deadline for priority consideration is the same each year - March 1.
Last Modified: January 3, 2011