How to Apply for Financial Aid
This application process includes applying for Federal Stafford Student Loans, Federal Pell Grant, state grants, and Springfield College grant.
All applicants must complete the FAFSA application.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
You are encouraged to file online. If you have an FSA ID, you may use it to electronically sign your FAFSA. You may request an FSA ID here. If you do not have an FSA ID, please print and sign your signature page and mail it to the federal processor.
You may also get a paper FAFSA form by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
Make sure that Springfield College, Springfield, MA, is on the list of schools you want to receive your FAFSA information. Our school code is 002211.
Most applicants also need to:
- Submit a Tax Transcript (forms are available here)
- Submit other documents that are requested if required per federal regulations
Enrollment in 2017-18
For enrollment in September 2017, complete a 2017-18 FAFSA using your 2016 federal tax transcript.
For enrollment in May 2017 or January 2018, complete a 2017-18 FAFSA using your 2016 federal tax transcript.
Deadlines - Priority dates are as follows:
- May 1: Priority date for completion of application with the Financial Aid Office
- July 1 and after: Decisions mailed to returning students (if application is complete at priority date)
- July 15 and after: Decisions mailed to late applicants (if application is complete after priority date)
- July 15: Priority date for completion of application
- August 1 and after: Award letters mailed to new students
- November 15: Priority date for completion of application
- December 1 and after: Award letters mailed to new students
- March 15: Priority date for completion of application Students who are
- April 1 and after: Award letters mailed to new students
State grants also have deadlines to receive the FAFSA:
- California: March 2
- Delaware: April 15
- Florida: May 15
- Maine: May 1
- Massachusetts: May 1
- Pennsylvania: May 1
- Rhode Island: March 1
See the official FAFSA website for more details. Remember applications should be received by the deadline, not mailed by the deadline.
2017-2018 FAFSA Tutorial for First-Time Filers