Steps to Apply for Federal Financial Aid


Eligibility Requirements
In order to determine your financial aid eligibility, you must be fully admitted to ACTC. If you have not applied for Admission, please click here. You must also complete the FAFSA each year. You will not be awarded federal financial aid until your file is complete in the ACTC Office of Financial Aid. All estimated awards are awarded under the assumption of full time enrollment. Aid will be prorated or reduced depending on the actual number of hours you are enrolled.

Basic eligibility requirements for federal aid are as follows:
1) demonstrate financial need;
2) be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
3) have a valid Social Security number;
4) register with Selective Service, if you are male between the ages of 18 and 25;
5) maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by KCTCS;
6) show you are qualified to obtain a postsecondary education by completing one of the following: a high school diploma or GED, completing a high school education in home school setting approved under state law, passing an approved ability-to-benefit test, or completing six college credit hours toward a degree or certificate;
7) be working toward an approved degree or certificate;
8) not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a Title IV repayment.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
1) Apply for your PIN. This PIN allows you (and a parent, if applicable) to e-sign the FAFSA and other important applications. Please note: If you are a dependent student (or must report a parent's tax information on the FAFSA), a parent must apply for their own separate PIN. Both the student and parent will need to e-sign the FAFSA using their separate PINs.           

2) Once your PIN has been confirmed, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at

Once you arrive at the FAFSA website, you will have to choose which FAFSA you want to complete. Please use the following instructions to help you decide which FAFSA you should do.

The 2011-12 FAFSA includes Fall 2011, Spring 2012 and Summer 2012. If you are planning to attend ACTC during this time, complete the 2011-12 FAFSA.

3) The FAFSA will ask you to provide federal school codes for the schools you want your FAFSA information sent to. ACTC's Federal School Code is: 001990.

4) Once ACTC receives your information, we will contact you by mail, at the address the Admissions office has on file, with further instructions. Please respond to this letter as soon as possible to prevent delays in processing your financial aid.

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