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.
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 2023-2024 aid year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2022. The deadline to submit the 2023-2024 FAFSA is June 30, 2024.
For the 2022-2023 aid year (Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2021. The deadline to submit the 2022-2023 FAFSA is June 30, 2023.
Most financial aid programs require that you submit an application and any required documentation while still enrolled.
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.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.