Additional Financial Aid Services & Resources

Additional Financial Aid Services & Resources

The Financial Aid Office is here to help.  Whether you need assistance in completing your FAFSA, applying for a GRE Fee Reduction or would like to attend one of our workshops we can assist you.  Below are some of the additional services offered by the Financial Aid Office:

FAFSA Information Sessions have ended for the Fall 2018 Semester.  For more assistance in completing your 2019-2020 FAFSA please visit the link below:

How do I fill out the FAFSA?

For a video tutorial please visit
(Videos developed by the University of California at Santa Barbara)

FAFSA Information Sessions 

The Financial Aid Office will be conducting FAFSA Information Sessions throughout the academic year for current and prospective students and their parents.  During the session, you will learn more about the FAFSA application and have the opportunity to apply for your 2019-2020 FAFSA online.

Click here for a checklist of requirements for FAFSA Assistance 

Please be advised that these workshops are to assist you with completing the 2019-2020 FAFSA application.  All other Financial Aid inquiries require an appointment with a Financial Aid Representative at Jay Express Services.  To make an appointment with Jay Express please visit:

Current Students 

Location:  L2.72.06- New Building

Please use AdvisorTrac to reserve your place.  

Monday, April 1, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM


Prospective Students-  Prospective Students have been invited via email.  If you have not received an email and would like to RSVP for a FAFSA session please email  

Location: L.72.25- New Building

Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Requirements for Assistance:

In order to better assist students with completing the FAFSA the Financial Aid Office requests that students bring the following documents to their FAFSA Information Session appointments.  

  • Your and your parent’s, if applicable*, FSA ID.  The FSA ID will be used to confirm your and your parent’s identity and used as an electronic signature to submit your application.

If you (or a parent) do not already have a FSA ID please visit to create a FSA ID now.  All FSA ID(s) & password(s) must be available prior to your scheduled session

  • Your social security number & your parent’s social security number and date of birth
  • Your driver’s license number (if you have one)
  • Your alien registration number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen)
  • Your and your parents’ 2017 Federal and State Tax Returns
  • Your and your parents’ 2017 Records of Untaxed Income (if applicable)

More information about Untaxed Income can be found for the parent(s) at or the student at

  • Your and your parents’ 2017 Records of Assets

More information about Assets can be found for the parent(s) at or the student at

*Dependent students are required to bring in all parental information requested.  For information regarding dependency please visit:

GRE Fee Reduction Program

In the summer of 2017, the Department of Education released new guidelines prohibiting schools from sharing FAFSA information with third parties, even if the schools have the student’s consent.

As a result, Educational Testing Services (ETS) has developed a new process that no longer requires students to obtain a copy of their Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) and a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate from a financial aid administrator.  Instead, students will be required to send a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) and a completed GRE Fee Reduction Request Form to ETS. Students who meet the need-based guidelines will receive a GRE Fee Reduction voucher to take the General Test and/or a Subject Test for 50 percent of the full test fee.

The new GRE Fee Reduction process will become effective with the 2018-19 testing year beginning on July 1, 2018. For further information you can log on to the GRE website.

Please note that the new procedure will not go into effect, and the instructions will not be posted to the ETS website, until July 1, 2018.