Apply for Financial Aid
There are many types of financial aid available for students.
Students begin the process of applying for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).The federal government uses this application to determine eligibility for financial aid, which can include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. Paperwork may be needed in addition to the FAFSA, depending on the type of financial aid.
Once the Delta Financial Aid Office receives and processes the FAFSA, students will receive an award, denial or follow-up letter via their Delta College email address.
2016 - 2017 Academic Year (Aug 2016 - Aug 2017)
Students must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA to apply for financial aid for Fall 2016, Winter 2017 & Spring 2017 semesters. The last day to complete the FAFSA for this academic year is June 30, 2017.
2017 - 2018 Academic Year (Aug 2017 - Aug 2018)
Students must complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA to apply for financial aid for the Fall 2017, Winter 2018 & Spring 2018 semesters. The last day to complete the FAFSA for this academic year is June 30, 2018.
Instructions for the 2016-2017 & 2017-2018 FAFSA
Indicate Delta College's school code (002251) for Delta College to receive your FAFSA information electronically. It may take up to five business days for the college to receive this information.
- Your (and your Parent's) FSA ID(s) This acts as your electronic signature. You can visit the FSA ID website to create one.
- Your (and your Parent's ) Social Security Number(s) Check for accuracy!
- Your (and your spouse´s, if you are married) 2015 Federal Tax Return and all 2015 W-2's
- IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ
- Foreign Tax Return, or
- Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
- Your Parents' 2015 Federal Income Tax return (if you are a dependent student) and all 2015 W-2's NOTE: Parents residing together regardless of marital status or gender will report combined income.
- Your (your parent's) 2015 untaxed income records
- Child Support Received/Paid
- Veterans benefits records
- Your (your parent's) most current bank statements
- Your (your parent's) current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
- Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- Parent(s) date of birth, if applicable
- Parent(s) date of current marital status (divorced or separated, remarried or married, widowed)
A student aid report (SAR) will be sent directly to you. When you receive your SAR, look it over carefully to make sure it is correct, since this is the information Delta will receive electronically. The information on this SAR will be used to determine your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and for most other types of aid. If corrections are needed, follow the directions on your SAR.
If you need assistance completing or making corrections to your FAFSA, you may stop in the Financial Aid Office, during office hours and a Financial Aid Advisor will be available to assist you.
Please review the My Documents link in your MyDelta account and check your Delta e-mail regularly if documentation needs to be submitted and reviewed by a Financial Aid Advisor before eligibility can be determined.
Other Helpful Information
The FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents video contains helpful information for parents of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants. It helps parents navigate the FAFSA process from logging in, to filling out and to signing their child's FAFSA using their FSA ID.
The How to Create an FSA ID video has detailed instructions on how to create an FSA ID.
The Federal Student Aid website provides additional information regarding the financial aid process and describes the various types of financial aid.
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