Virtual Financial Aid Office

Welcome to your Virtual Financial Aid Office. During this time, we may not be able to see you on campus, but rest assured we are still here for you. Contact a staff member if you need additional information or assistance, please do hesitate to reach out to us.

Please check your student Boris account for financial aid emails and updates from our staff about the necessary requirements. Financial Aid will be communicating through your Bishop student email. If you are unable to access your student email, please send an email containing your name, student email, and student ID number to itservices@bishop.edu.


Complete the application for admission to the College if not already done.

Complete the 20/21 FAFSA.

Monitor your Bishop State student email since this is the main source of communication with all offices. Your email address is typically your first initial, last name, and four-digit month and day of your birth at bishop.edu, for example Jane Doe born March 25 would be jdoe0325@bishop.edu.

TIP: If you are given the option “renew” your FAFSA form, choose that option.

Bishop State Federal School Code - 001030


FAFSA is NOT a one-time thing. An application must be submitted for each school year – fall, spring, summer.


If you need help completing the FAFSA, schedule an appointment by emailing financialaid@bishop.edu from your student email account. An available Financial Aid Advisor will email you a phone number to call so that they can assist you.

VA Educational Benefits - click the link to be directed to the VA page.

WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, for local information please email rfrench@bishop.edu


Print Resources – Click the links for specific information you may need.

Bishop State Student Handbook

FSA-ID Worksheet – as you complete the FAFSA write the information down. Your FSA-ID will not change and you cannot create another one - - write it down and keep up with your FSA-ID and password.

Determining Student Dependency Status - questions to help you determine if you are a dependent or an independent student

Documents Needed to Complete the FAFSA

Federal Student Aid At-A-Glance

Information for Homeless Youth

Information for Non-Documented Students

Information for International Students – Contact Yolanda McNeil at ymcneil@bishop.edu for additional information


Video Resources – Click the links for information on completing the FAFSA – for additional information, search Federal Student Aid on YouTube.

FAFSA Overview

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next?

Tips for Parents