This information provided will assist you with the application process for Federal Student Aid at the Empire Education Group School you are planning on attending. The information is designed to give you an overview of the process and provide you with the information you need to apply for aid. The links can be found on the “Related Sites” section on this website.
A conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which you will be receiving Title IV, HEA Program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV aid, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).
Printable copies of the Financial Assistance Instructions:
Complete if you will be attending school between 07/01/2016 and 06/30/2017: FA Instructions 1617
The financial assistance application process includes the following items:
STEP I – Applying for an FSA ID:
What is an FSA ID?
An FSA ID is comprised of a username and password and can be used to login to certain Federal Student Aid websites.
The security of your FSA ID is important. Your FSA ID can be used to:
- Electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents,
- Access your personal records, and
- Make binding legal obligations.
If you are a parent and need to electronically sign your child’s FAFSA, you need your own FSA ID. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign their applications.
If your FSA ID is lost or stolen, you must:
- Contact Federal Student Aid’s Customer Service center at 1-800-433-3243,
- Update your username and password by selecting Edit My FSA ID, or
- Disable your FSA ID so that no one can use it by selecting Edit My FSA ID and selecting Disable My FSA ID.
If you do not already have an FSA ID and would like to apply for one, select the Create an FSA ID tab on the FSA ID log-in page.
The FSA ID Application Process consists of 3 steps:
Step 1: Enter Login Information
- Identify the log-in information you would like to use. Provide a unique username, password and Are you 13 year of age or older? response.
Step 2: Enter Personal Information
- Identify who you are. Provide your Social Security number, name, and date of birth.
- (Optional) Include your mailing address, e-mail address and language preference.
- Provide five challenge questions and answers. This adds an extra level of security to your FSA ID. If you forget your username or password, you can retrieve your username or reset your password by providing answers to your challenge questions.
Step 3: Submit Your FSA ID Application
- Agree not to share your FSA ID with anyone. The security of your FSA ID is important because it can be used to electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents, access your personal records, and make binding legal obligations.
- (Optional) Verify your e-mail. By verifying your e-mail, you can use your e-mail as your username when logging into FSA applications.
Once verification with the Social Security Administration (SSA) is complete (1-3 days), you will be able to use your FSA ID to access your personal information on Federal Student Aid websites.
STEP II – Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
As you go through the online application process, FAFSA on the Web uses skip-logic so only questions that apply to your situation appear on your screen. This makes the application process shorter.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web identifies potential errors right away and prompts you to make on-the-spot corrections.
- You get online instructions for each question, and you can access live online help with a customer service representative for free if you have additional questions.
- By applying online, you can send your application information to up to ten schools.
- Once you submit your application, your information is immediately sent to the US Department of Education. You’ll get a confirmation notice right away when you click on “Submit My FAFSA Now.”
- Your online application will be processed quickly, if you (and your parents, if applicable) provided electronic signatures using the PIN.
What if I need help filling out my FAFSA?
- Help text is available and accessible for every question on the FAFSA if you apply online using FAFSA on the Web. You can also get free live help online at this Web site or you can use the 2016/2017 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet.
- Free help is also available online from Federal Student Aid.
- Contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) for assistance with any questions you have on either the paper or electronic FAFSA.
Drug Conviction Question:
Everyone must answer the drug conviction question on the FAFSA, If you are applying using FAFSA on the Web, you will be provided the electronic version of the same worksheet , call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) for help from the Federal Student Aid Information Center.
STEP III – Complete the Federal Direct Master Promissory Note (MPN)
The electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN) site allows you to complete and sign an Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the web. The process for completing an electronic MPN is simple. You will need to have your Department of Education issued Personal Identification Number (PIN) to begin the process.
You or your parent can begin the student loan process by accessing the Department of Education’s Direct Loan Website.
Empire Education Group participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program:
- Loans made through this program are referred to as Direct Loans.
- Eligible students and parents borrow directly from the US Department of Education at participating schools.
- Direct Loans include subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans (also known as Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans), Direct PLUS Loans, and Direct Consolidation Loans.
- You repay these loans directly to the Department of Education.
There are two types of Stafford Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. You must have financial need to receive a subsidized Stafford Loan. Financial need is not a requirement to obtain an unsubsidized Stafford Loan. The US Department of Education will pay (subsidize) the interest that accrues on subsidized Stafford Loans during certain periods.