How to Apply for Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Please follow these simple step by step instructions to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
STEP ONE: Preparation

If you do not have a Personal Identification Number (PIN) you must apply for one. (link to www.pin.ed.gov)

  • Your PIN is your electronic signature and will be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid. The PIN also allows you to access your personal records. It is important that you keep your PIN number in a safe place and never share your PIN. If your parent's information is required on the FAFSA application they will also need to apply for a PIN number.

Note: If you have previously applied for a PIN and have forgotten or lost your PIN click on the "Request a Duplicate PIN" option on the website.

STEP TWO: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

File your FAFSA online as soon as possible on or after January 1 each year. You may file your FAFSA on the web at www.fafsa.gov.

  • The online FAFSA contains built in edits to help prevent you from making errors.
BAKER COLLEGE CAMPUS CODE
ALLEN PARK E01024
AUBURN HILLS E00466
CADILLAC E00461
CASS CITY E01010
COLDWATER E00733
CLINTON TOWNSHIP E00462
FLINT 004673
FREMONT E00463
GRADUATE STUDIES E00811
HAZEL PARK   E00462
JACKSON E00733
MUSKEGON E00463
ONLINE E00811
OWOSSO E00464
PORT HURON E00465
SANDUSKY E00465
WEST BRANCH E01010


  • Include the appropriate Baker College school code(s) on your application.
  • For quicker processing use the IRS Data Retrieval tool if the option is available.
  • Sign your FAFSA using your PIN (parents of dependent students will also need to sign by using their PIN).
STEP THREE: Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • After your application is processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) either by postal mail or email. If you provided your email address on the FAFSA application, you will receive an email with a link to your SAR within five days. Be sure to review the SAR for accuracy, if necessary, correct inaccurate items on-line at www.fafsa.gov. You do not need to submit this SAR to the college unless it is specifically requested.
STEP FOUR: Complete the Application Process
  • Some students will be selected for verification by the Department of Education. If you are selected, you will receive a letter from the Financial Aid Office requesting certain documentation. The requested documentation should be provided quickly to ensure timely awarding by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Read all application materials and financial aid notifications.
  • Notify the financial aid office if you have applied for assistance, but no longer wish to attend the school.
  • Promptly notify the financial aid office of any outside or private scholarship, grant, or other types of student aid you have received or expect to receive.
  • Keep copies of all application materials in your records for future reference.

 

If you have any questions about the financial aid process, please contact the Financial Aid Office at your campus.

 

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