Apex is here to help with applying for financial aid

The online process makes the financial aid application easier and faster than ever, and our experienced Financial Aid advisors will guide and assist you through the entire process. Your advisor will identify the financial aid programs – that will help you meet your needs and answer all of your questions.

Getting Started:

The beginning point for all federal financial aid starts with applying for a federal FSA ID. Students and a parent (if the student is a dependent) can apply online through the Department of Education website. To apply for an FSA ID, create a username and password of your choice. You will be asked to confirm your email address using a secure code that will be sent to you. Once you confirm your email address, you will be able to log into the FAFSA website using your email address. Your FSA ID is needed in order to complete the next step in the application process which is completing and signing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

The On-Line FAFSA Application:

The FAFSA form can be completed quickly and easily on the Department of Education’s website. If you’d like to do it yourself, we’re certain you’ll find the process easy to understand. However, if you are nervous about the application, or just have questions, we are here to help. Our Financial Aid Office staff will sit down with you to help you complete the application, or answer your questions over the phone or by e-mail.

The information that you provide in the FAFSA application will help the school determine if you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work Study and Federal Student Loans. When completing the FAFSA form make sure you list Apex Tech as your school choice (federal school code: #007518) as this will ensure we receive your information in a timely manner.

Deadline:

It’s best to have your FAFSA completed at least 10 days prior to the start of classes since we cannot process any aid until your data is received from the federal processor. The absolute deadline to file your FAFSA is a few days before you finish school, as we must receive your information while you are still enrolled in order to process your aid.

Verification:

Approximately one out of every three FAFSA applications will be chosen by the Department of Education for a review process known as verification. If your application is selected, you (and your parent, if you are a dependent student) will be asked to provide copies of prior year tax returns, along with other income and asset information. We will let you know if you were selected for verification and give you a list of necessary documentation.

Verification Deadline:

Unfortunately, we cannot process any financial aid until all of the required documentation is submitted and reviewed. At times, this process will require us to make changes to your FAFSA data, which can add time to the processing. Therefore, it is important that you submit any documentation as soon as possible.

Your Financial Aid Package:

Upon completion of the application and verification (if required) processes, your Financial Aid Advisor will prepare a financial aid “package” for you based on your eligibility and financial need as determined by your FAFSA form. Your advisor can also discuss timing of your financial aid payments, billing procedures and alternative financing options. If you would like more detailed information concerning the financial aid process, please do not hesitate to contact the financial aid office at (212) 645-3300.