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federal student aid

Not already filed your FAFSA for 2018-2019?
You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive financial aid for upcoming 2018 – 2019 registration. Complete the FAFSA at:

If your application is selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office can no longer accept personal copies of your or parent’s federal tax returns. You must request a federal tax transcript from the IRS. Call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040 for a copy of your or your parents’ federal tax transcript. It may take 2 weeks to receive requested information from the IRS.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: You can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA to download IRS data to your FAFSA. Failure to use the tool will result in your having to request a federal tax transcript.

Deadline Dates

To ensure that you do not experience a delay in having your financial aid pay your tuition and fees during registration, you must complete the FAFSA and submit all requested documents by the following deadline dates:

  • Fall Semester 2018: July 20, 2018
  • Financial Aid Appeals: August 10, 2018
  • Spring Semester 2019: December 3, 2018
  • Summer Semester 2019: March 1, 2019

NOTE: Students are no longer able to have their financial aid processed instantly.

For information about our Financial Aid Program at Bishop State Community College, please view the financial aid information in our Course Catalog.