Students interested in financial aid apply through the Office of Financial Aid of their "home" university (where you're receiving your degree from) after applying for admission. As defined in the financial aid consortium agreement created among some members of the Communiversity, students may enroll in courses from other member colleges or universities that are accepted in the student's degree program and, if eligible for financial aid, will receive their financial aid package from their "home" college or university. Students must reapply for financial aid each year.
Follow these steps:
1) The process begins by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students may also obtain a paper copy of the FAFSA at the Communiversity or from the colleges' and universities' Financial Aid Offices.
2) Please contact your "home" college or university (where you're obtaining your degree from) regarding their financial aid deadline and additional paperwork (i.e., tax returns, etc.)
Scholarships and Other Aid
Visit Fastweb.com for additional sources of aid. Fastweb is a free database that connects you with aid opportunities that match your interests, background, etc. Students need to complete a survey to get started, so plan to have 10-15 minutes available the first time you visit the site.