How to Apply
- Apply for admission to Rose State College. You can find information on how to apply for admission on the admissions page. Financial Aid is only awarded to students who have been admitted into the college and are seeking a degree.
- The student and one parent (if the student is a dependent) will need to create a FSA ID to complete the FAFSA. Write this down. You will need it every year and it will be used on all Department of Education websites.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 009185. NOTE: It takes approximately 10-14 business days for the Financial Aid Office to receive a completed application.
Visit studentaid.gov for more information to help you complete the FAFSA: studentaid.gov.
You can also visit www.startwithfafsa.org for more information on completing the FAFSA.
- The U.S. Department of Education will send you the results of your application. This is called a Student Aid Report (SAR). Please review this report to insure all information is correct. If the tax information was estimated or manually entered you will need to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript from irs.gov.
For the 2020-2021 aid year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2019. The deadline to submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA is June 30, 2021.
For the 2021-2022 aid year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1, 2020. The deadline to submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA is June 30, 2022.
Most financial aid programs require that you submit an application and any required documentation while still enrolled. The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) Program usually depletes funds by the end of January for the upcoming school year
How does the school determine my eligibility?
A formula approved by Congress is used to process the financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The result is an index number — called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) — which determines eligibility. The formula is standard to ensure that all students are treated fairly. For more information about EFCs, visit studentaid.ed.gov.
Are there other requirements?
A financial aid recipient must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate or equivalent to receive Federal Aid. If a student does not have a high school diploma, she/he must take and pass the GED or other equivalent state sanctioned test in order to be eligible to receive Federal Aid.
A student must be enrolled as a regular, degree-seeking student and must make academic progress as required by the RSC Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP). For more information, visit Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).
What name do I use on my application?
The student and parent (if applicable) must use his/her current legal name, as recorded with the Social Security Administration, on his/her enrollment and FAFSA application. The college is not able to make exceptions to this rule since your legal name is recorded with the Social Security Administration.
Why do I have to provide verification?
Verification is a process to confirm that the information you and/or your parents provided on your FAFSA is accurate. The U.S. Department of Education selects some FAFSAs for verification. Others are selected by schools to clarify discrepancies in the information provided on the FAFSA.
Documents typically needed to complete verification include a Verification Worksheet, Federal Income Tax forms, and other forms which verify information in question on your FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office will advise you on the documentation you will need. Not all students selected for verification have to submit the same documents.
When FAFSA verification is not completed in a timely manner, your financial aid award will be delayed. If verification requirements are never fulfilled, the student will be responsible for institutional charges incurred.