FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – Is the first step to receiving financial aid! The application is online at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Completing the FAFSA is free, so be aware of websites that charge a fee to complete the application for you.

Students will need a federal pin number, which serves as an electronic signature when applying for federal aid online. If parent information is required, then both the student and one parent will need a separate PIN number. Keep PIN numbers secure and do not lose your PIN number because it can be used multiple years. You can establish a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.

The FAFSA will ask for income information, so it is helpful to have tax and income statements available when you fill out the application. If you have filed your taxes, the financial aid office recommends using the IRS data retrieval tool, which will transfer data from the IRS website and fill it in on your FAFSA.


File your FAFSA annually and early! Make it your goal to complete the FAFSA by March 1st of each year you will attend school and receive aid. The application will ask for tax and income information: you can always use estimated information if you have not filed taxes, then “Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA” after you have filed. Make sure that your name and social security number match what is on your social security card!

Lincoln School Code

The Lincoln College School Code can be used for all campuses and programs is 001709.