How to Apply

Before you Apply…

Create a Federal Student Aid ID

First - create an FSA ID, which confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and lets you electronically sign your FAFSA.

You only get one and your parent needs one (if you are dependent). If you need one, you can create an FSA ID by clicking here. If you cannot remember your FSA ID, you can't make a new one, you will have to contact FAFSA to retrieve it.

Apply for Federal Assistance

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is submitted every year online or via the mobile app. There are questions about household income, family size, and assets.

Bishop State will review the information and determine what additional documents are needed. Once all documents are received, the student's aid will be processed. Students will be able to view all processes and awards via the student portal.

Steps to Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Students must apply for FSA ID (and parent if the student is dependent);
  2. Locate your most recent Student and Parent Federal Returns
  3. Apply for Federal Aid;
  4. Bishop State Community College School Code: 001030
  5. Sign electronically with FSA ID
  6. Submit

Check the Status of your Financial Aid

Once you complete your FAFSA, click here for instructions on how to check your Financial Aid status.

Mobile-Friendly FAFSA

Download the MyStudentAid app for easier FAFSA completion - see the video below for everything you need to know.

Apply for Institutional Scholarships

Bishop State offers a variety of scholarships and selection is highly competitive. All scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee. Students must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen, as well as have a FAFSA on file, to qualify for most scholarships.