Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Filing the FAFSA is always the first step to receiving financial aid! The application is online at:
The FAFSA is free, so be aware of websites that charge a fee to complete the application for you.

Students will need a FSA ID and password, 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 FSA ID and password number.  A separate e-mail must be used when creating a student FSA ID and password and a parent FSA ID and password.  An e-mail address cannot be shared,   Keep FSA ID and passwords secure and do not lose your FSA ID and Password as it will be used each year when renewing or making changes to the FAFSA. You can establish a FSA ID at

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 Nov. 1st using tax and income information from the prior-prior year.

2017-2018 school year- Use 2015 taxes
2018-2019 school year- Use 2016 taxes
2019-2020 school year- Use 2017 taxes

Make sure that your name and social security number match what is on your social security card!

Lincoln College FAFSA School Code

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