Financial Aid Award Guide
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Step 1: FSA ID
An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.
Step 3: Accept Your Loans
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Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA®
* Remember that you must file a FAFSA® for each year you attend and for which you want to receive Federal financial aid.
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