FAFSA - Financial Aid

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in applying for federal aid to help pay for college. The FAFSA is used by nearly all colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. 

Click here to complete your FAFSA online:
Click here to complete your FAFSA  

 What information do you need to complete the FAFSA?
Click this link to get a list

Financial Aid Process
1. Get a FSA ID for both the student and a parent. This is how you will sign your FAFSA electronically. The student will need a FSA ID that goes to their email and the parent will need a FSA ID that goes to their email.
2. Fill out and submit the FAFSA.
3. A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you from the U.S. Department of Education. You can also access this document by logging into your FAFSA account 24-48 hours after you submit the application.
4. The school(s) you apply to will use the SAR to determine your financial need.
5. You should receive a financial aid award letter from the school(s) you applied to.
6. You must accept or decline the financial aid awarded by your school.
7. If you are receiving loans, you must complete separate documentation.

Families may get help with the FAFSA application at NWACC regardless of whether or not your student plans to attend NWACC. Visit or phone the Financial Aid Office located on the second floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For more information, call the NWACC Financial Aid Office at 479-619-4000.

What happens after I submit my FAFSA?
You can read the FAQ's or watch the video "What happens next?"
Click this link to find out.

If you need additional help, please visit studentaid.ed.gov for even more resources.