Applying for
Financial Aid

Your Financial Aid File

The following items need to be completed before you can receive your financial aid funds.

  1. Complete and submit your FAFSA

    The first step in applying for financial aid is submitting your FAFSA.

  2. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)

    Once your FAFSA has been processed, the federal processing center will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) either electronically or in the mail. Please review your Student Aid Report carefully for any corrections. If needed, make your corrections and resubmit your Student Aid Report back to the federal processing center. If no corrections are needed, keep the Student Aid Report for your records.

    My Student Aid Report says "Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called verification." What does that mean?

  3. Review your financial aid award

    After we have received your Student Aid Report and your financial aid file is complete, you will receive your financial aid award email notifying you of your eligibility for funds available from the state and federal government and Hawkeye. Check your Hawkeye email for notification that your financial aid award is available.

  4. Accept or reject federal loans in My Hawkeye

    Before you can receive the federal loans for which you are eligible, you are required to let us know that you do or do not want the loan by accepting or rejecting the loan in My Hawkeye.

  5. Complete all paperwork needed to finish your financial aid file.

    Please check My Hawkeye > My WebAdvisor > WebAdvisor for Students > Communication > My Documents for any additional paperwork you need to complete so we can complete your financial aid file.

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