File your FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible or as early as possible before
the semester you want to start. Filing early gets you in line for any free financial
aid grants; these are typically awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until
funds are exhausted. Your financial information will be forwarded to the schools you
list on the FAFSA. The FAFSA is required to receive any type of Federal Financial
Aid at Somerset Community College. While not mandatory for all students, completing
it is very strongly encouraged.
Create your FSA ID.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.
If you filed taxes, please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (instructions will be on
the FAFSA website).
Add School Code 001997.
Wait approximately 10 days for us to receive your FAFSA and determine if more information
Watch this tutorial on How to Fill Out the FAFSA