How to Apply

Before you Apply…

Create a Federal Student Aid ID

Before filling out the FAFSA, students should create an FSA ID. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign your FAFSA. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create an FSA ID by clicking here. You will need an FSA ID to access your federal financial aid information at most federal aid websites.

Apply for Federal Assistance

Each year students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application will ask questions about the income of the parents and the student, the size of the family, and assets. The application should be submitted online.

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

Mobile-Friendly FAFSA

There is now a mobile-friendly app and you can complete the FAFSA form on a mobile device by downloading the MyStudentAid app. The video below tells you 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 to qualify for most scholarships with the exception of private scholarships.