Apply each year: To be considered for financial aid, you must apply every year.
Apply early: Students who begin their application process after July 1 should be prepared to make their own payments when the fall bills are due.
Renewal Application: If you filed a FAFSA the previous year, you may file a Renewal Application on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The renewal application is accessed using your federal PIN number.
Complete either the Renewal Application or a new FAFSA, not both.
Use tax return information: Complete your FAFSA at the same time you complete your federal tax returns, if you are filing a tax return. Incorrect or estimated income information may cause delays in the processing of your financial aid.
Don't send anything to the federal processor but the FAFSA: The processor will destroy any extra documents included with your FAFSA.
Documents sent to Blugold Central: Put the student's name, student ID number (if available), and the last four numbers of the student's social security number on all documents that you submit to Blugold Central.