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How To Apply for Aid

In order to apply for federal aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Remember you must submit a new application for every new academic year.

To be eligible to apply for financial aid, a student must be:

  • U.S. Citizen OR
  • U.S. Permanent Resident (with alien registration number)
  • Have a valid social security number
  • have a high school diploma or GED (some exceptions may apply)
  • Enrolled or plan to be enrolled in college AND
  • Be working towards an eligible program of study
    Skill Center Certificates Programs must have a minimum of 600 clock hours
  • Be registered with selective service (males between 18-25)

FAFSA School Code:

Estrella Mountain Community College and Southwest Skill Center - 031563

Please see "FAFSA Tips" When Applying for Student Aid

Want to watch a fun video with information about completing the FAFSA? Check out the following website: http://www.finaid.org/fafsa/video.phtml