Apply for Financial Aid
MTSU School Code: 003510
Federal Priority Deadline: March 1
To maximize your award possibilities - complete and mail all documentation as soon after January 1 as possible. Some aid programs are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and an early application receives priority consideration!
Step 1: Free Application For Federal Student Aid
Your first step in determining your eligibility is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available in three formats:
FAFSA on the Web
This easy, quick and secure method automatically checks for errors. Be sure to have all your information with you when you start the process. (i.e. Your tax returns and Parent's tax returns for students who are required to submit parental information.)
Renewal FAFSA on the Web
Students who applied for aid last year can use their U.S. Department of Education Pin Number to access the renewal FAFSA. Most of your information is already in the system. All you need to do is update the information!
You can request a paper copy of the FAFSA from your high school counselor or stop by our office. We have plenty of application worksheets and student guides.
Be sure to list our school code (Title IV Code: 003510) to ensure that we will receive your FAFSA information for award processing.
- Have you forgotten your pin number? Or you don't have a pin number?
Request A Pin Number. (Parents can also request a pin number! Only one parent needs to request a pin number and the parent can use their individual pin number to sign each of their student's FAFSA.)
- View a Tutorial about completing your 2011-2012 FAFSA.
Step 2: Your Student Aid Report
The federal processor analyzes your FAFSA information to determine an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Based on a federally mandated formula, the EFC is the amount of support that you and your family are expected to provide for your educational expenses.The results of your FAFSA are reported to you in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review your SAR carefully. Make corrections to any information that is incorrect. Also, you may be asked to supply additional or supplementary information to our office.Our office will review an electronic version of your SAR to see if additional or supplementary information is needed. If additional information is needed, a letter along with the necessary forms will be sent to you through the mail.
Step 3: Scholarships
For information about applying for scholarships, go to the Scholarships page.
Step 4: Your Award Notice
After your FAFSA application is complete, our office will determine your award eligibility. Awards are based on an established cost of attendance (COA) and your expected family contribution (EFC). Before students can accept any federal financial aid, they must first complete the Financial Aid Office's Terms and Conditions. This document informs students of policies, eligibility requirements, and other important information. Students agree to the Terms and Conditions on RaiderNet. Instructions are included in the Award Notice sent by email to their MTSU email address. To view a copy of the Term and Conditions, click here.
|Cost of Attendance|
|-||Pell Grant & SEOG|
|-||Scholarships, grants, work-study, fee waivers, discounts...etc.|
Your financial aid awards will be posted on your RaiderNet account for you to accept or decline. Additional student requirements may be lised at the bottom of your RaiderNet page after you accept student loans or parent loans. Please check student requirements and active messages frequently on your RaiderNet account.
- Did you receive a missing information email?
View the requirements for verification.