Applying for Aid

Finding financial aid can seem overwhelming when you’re preparing for college, so Cottey’s financial aid department and our admission representatives will do our best to walk you through every step of the financial aid process, to help alleviate some of the stress. The most important things you can do is to pay special attention to deadlines and always ask questions if you are confused or don’t know what to do next. Whether you’re family has been through the financial aid process one or ten times, we are happy to help you in any way that we can. So, when you’re ready, let’s hit the ground running together!

+ Step 1: Create an FSA ID

+ Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

+ OPTIONAL Step 3: Verification

+ Step 4: Complete Scholarship Applications

+ Step 5: Accept Your Financial Aid Package

+ Step 6: Sign the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note

+ Step 7: Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling