How to Apply for Financial Aid
The first step in applying for financial aid is completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov or, under "FAFSA Filing Options" on the https://fafsa.ed.gov site, choosing the option to download and complete a PDF of the FAFSA form. This form would then need to be mailed for processing. A paper FAFSA form can also be obtained by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
The fastest and most preferred method by the Methodist College Financial Aid Office is to complete the FAFSA online and to use the IRS Date Retrieval Tool to help with the federal income tax questions on the form.
You should never be asked to pay money to file your FAFSA. If this happens, you are on the wrong site.
When completing the FAFSA, you will be asked to list the schools you are interested in attending. When listing Methodist College, you will need to enter our school code as 00622800.
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use a FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. You will need to establish a FSA ID for both the student and a parent, if the student is determined to be dependent on the FAFSA, in order to sign your FAFSA form for submission.
Once Methodist College receives your FAFSA information electronically, we will begin processing it to determine your financial need and your award package. Once a student has been awarded, an award letter will be sent.
We recommend that you keep copies of all applications and documents that you submit during your application process.
Student Aid Resources from the U.S. Department of Education
The Guide to Federal Student Aid 2018-2019 (PDF)
Applying for Federal Student Aid (PDF)
Federal Student Aid for Adult Students (PDF)
Financial Aid for Graduate or Professional Degree Students (PDF)
These and other resources are available in English and Spanish at the Federal Student Aid website.