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Financial Aid Office

Apply for Financial Aid

2016 - 2017 (Aug. 2016 - Aug. 2017)

There are many types of financial aid available for students. Students must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA to apply for financial aid for Fall 2016, Winter 2017, & Spring 2017. The last day to complete the FAFSA for this academic year is June 30, 2017.

Complete the FAFSA

Complete the online 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.


FAFSA Instructions

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The federal government uses this form to determine your eligibility for financial aid, which can include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. The FAFSA is used to determine how much of this aid you’re eligible for.

Information Needed

  1. Your Social Security Number (Make sure it's correct!)
  2. Your 2015 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
  3. Your (and your spouse´s, if you are married) 2015 Federal Income Tax Return
    • 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
  4. Your Parents' 2015 Federal Income Tax return, if you are a dependent student.
  5. Your 2015 untaxed income records
    • Child Support Received/Paid
    • Pensions/Annuities
    • Veterans benefits records
  6. Your most current bank statements
  7. Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
  8. Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

Next Steps

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. 

7 Myths About the FAFSA and Applying for Financial Aid


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