Applying for aid
File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
File the FAFSA online here: www.fafsa.gov The FAFSA may be completed as early as January 1 of the year you plan to attend. This application determines your eligibility for federal grants and loans as well as need-based institutional aid. Be sure to list ACU (code 007113) on the FAFSA when prompted.
Complete the ACU Student Interview
The Student Interview is located in the ACU Student Portal. Make sure to complete the Financial Aid Interview portion. This allows us to determine your eligibility for campus-based grants and scholarships.
Financial Aid Verification
The Department of Education randomly selects students who have completed the FAFSA for a process called verification.
If you are selected for verification you will receive an email explaining which documents are needed. You may also download the documents on the ACU Forms page. You may be asked to use the IRS Upload or request a tax transcript from the IRS. ACU’s financial aid verification process is completed entirely online through the verify my FAFSA system.
Your Financial Aid Award Letter includes all scholarships, grants, and student loans for which you qualify. Once your award letter is complete, it will be accessible by logging into the Student Portal. Let the Financial Aid Office know if you want to decline any of the aid you have been awarded.
Apply for Student Loans
If you decide to use loans you will need to complete the necessary steps to apply for loans. Loans cannot be disbursed until all steps are completed. Click here to read about different types of loans.