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How to Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Neosho County Community College's Federal School Code:   001936

  1. Create your fsa id. Before beginning the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you should create an fsa user id and password at The user id and password will allow you to sign your FAFSA electronically and to correct processed FAFSA information online, if needed. For your security DO NOT SHARE YOUR Password. If you are reporting parent information then one of your parents must also sign your FAFSA application. So your parent will also need to apply for his or her own fsa id.
  2. USE THE FAFSA ON THE WEB WORKSHEET.  The FAFSA Worksheetis optional but most applicants find it helpful in filling out the FAFSA. The FAFSA Worksheet will help you collect the information you need to fill out the FAFSA online.
  3. COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.  Fill out the online application which can be found at : Be sure to list NCCC's Federal School Code 001936 so your application results will be sent electronically to NCCC.
  4. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION. After you submit your application, make sure to print the Confirmation page that shows your confirmation number and estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The confirmation number is your assurance that the application has been successfully submitted. Keep this confirmation number for your records.
    Your application will be processed by the Department of Education and you should receive an email from them with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you did not list an email address on the FAFSA, you will receive your SAR by mail. You should review your SAR for any necessary corrections or updates. If you do not receive your SAR from the Department of Education within three weeks, go to and select: "Check the Status of a Submitted FAFSA." 
  6. Important things to KNOW: The NCCC Office of Financial Aid uses information from the FAFSA to determine if you are eligible to receive federal student aid from grants, loans, and work-study programs. Some NCCC Scholarships require you to fill out the FAFSA. Even if you do not expect to qualify for grants, you should still complete a FAFSA. Your online FAFSA can be sent to up to ten schools at a time.
  7. FREE HELP WITH YOUR FAFSA IS AVAILABLE. ONLINE - There are "Help" buttons on every page of the online application that will take you to additional help. You can also click on the "Live Help" button to chat with a Department of Education customer service representative directly online between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight Eastern time. BY PHONE - For FAFSA help you can call toll-free between the hours 8 a.m. and midnight Eastern time, 1-800-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 1-800-730-8913 (TTY) for the hearing impaired. IN PERSON - You can stop by the Financial Aid Office at NCCC (located in Sanders Hall) for help answering your FAFSA questions or visit your high school counselor.
  8. INFORMATION. You can reference Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid available in our Other Links section. This guide from the Department of Education covers financial aid topics from preparing for college to repaying student loans.

Submit your FAFSA application as soon as possible.

For priority processing, submit your application 4 months prior to the start of the enrollment period you plan to attend.

NCCC's 2020-2021 FAFSA priority deadline is April 1, 2020.