Frequently Asked Questions

You complete your application electronically by accessing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to use the federal school code 031563 for Estrella Mountain Community College. It is also recommended that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool be used when completing the FAFSA application. Generally within 5-7 days after you have submitted your FAFSA with all required signatures, it is sent to the school. If additional documents are required from the student, please understand additional processing time is required. Depending on the time of year and the number of financial aid applicants, the processing time may be anywhere from three to 15 business days. Students should always plan ahead and submit paperwork as early as possible. This applies to all types of forms, Federal Financial Aid forms, scholarship forms, public assistance forms etc.