Applying for Aid

Applying for Aid

Application Requirements

Charter Oak State College is committed to making sure that all eligible students can benefit from financial assistance. To start, we suggest you visit the U.S. Department of Education's web site for an overview of the financial aid process at Student Aid on the Web.

Ready, Set, Apply for Financial Aid

Because eligibility for federal student aid does not carry over from one award year to the next, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each award year in which you are or plan to be a student.

Note: Remember to include the College's six-digit federal school code (032343) in step six of the FAFSA.

You should know that applying for financial aid is free when you use the FAFSA on the web site. You do not have to pay anyone to complete the FAFSA on your behalf or to have your questions answered. Help is also available online or by contacting the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243).

Prior to completing your FAFSA, we recommend that you obtain your FSA ID. Your FSA ID serves as your legal signature. You can also use your FSA ID to access these Federal Student Aid systems:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov:

  • Pre-fill data in this year's FAFSA if you filed a FAFSA last year.
  • Make online corrections to an existing FAFSA.
  • View or print an online copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).

The National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov:

  • View a history of any federal student aid that you have received.
  • Look up your loan servicer information.

StudentLoans.gov at www.studentloans.gov:

  • Complete Entrance Counseling.
  • Electronically sign a master promissory note (MPN).
  • Complete PLUS loan requests.
  • Complete Exit Counseling.

My Federal Student Aid at StudentAid.gov/log-in:

  • View a history of any federal student aid that you have received.
  • Look up your loan servicer information.