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The Confidential Family Financial Statement for the 2019-20 academic year will be available by December 2018. Please check back then.

 

2018-19 Confidential Family Financial Statement (CFFS):

The CFFS is used to determine a student's eligibility for Thomas Aquinas College’s need-based Service Scholarship program (work-study) and the College's need-based grant program. The CFFS is a fillable form. After completing the form, print it, sign it and send it to the Financial Aid Office by mail or through our Secure File Upload portal (scanned copy).

2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

The FAFSA is used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal/state grants and federal loans. It is also required of all U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking institutional aid from the college. You will be using your prior-prior year tax return (2016 return) to complete the FAFSA. You are encouraged to use the "IRS Data Retrieval Tool," available on the FAFSA website, to fill in all of the tax-related questions.

2018-19 Cal Grant Application:

Students on the California campus who are residents of California may be eligible for a $9,084 Cal Grant award. The application filing deadline is March 2, 2018 (postmark deadline). File early to avoid problems. Remember, it takes TWO forms to complete a Cal Grant application by March 2nd: a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form and a 2018-19 FAFSA.

See How to Apply for the Cal Grant for more information or contact the Financial Aid Office at Thomas Aquinas College with any questions you may have about the Cal Grant application process. We will be happy to help you.

2018-19 Noncustodial Parent Statement (NPS):

If an applicant's parents are separated or divorced, the NPS must be completed by the noncustodial parent. The NPS is a fillable form. After completing the form, print it, sign it and send it to the Financial Aid Office by mail or through our Secure File Upload portal (scanned copy).

How to Send Personal Information Securely by E-mail:

If you wish to send documents that contain sensitive information (e.g., tax returns that have social security numbers) by e-mail attachment rather than by mail or through our Secure File Upload portal, we strongly recommend you encrypt the file(s) before sending them. There are several ways to do that, among which is a free software program called "7-Zip." The information below shows how to use 7-Zip to encrypt any file:

Private Education Loan Self-Certification form:

A lender disbursing a private education loan must obtain a self-certification signed by the applicant before disbursing a private education loan. We make that form available here:

Tax Benefits for Education:

These links provide helpful information about tax benefits for education:

2018-19 Verification Worksheets:

The Verification Worksheet is now a fillable form. The completed document, however, will need to be printed, signed, and sent to the Financial Aid Office by mail or through our Secure File Upload portal (scanned copy).

 

The PDF files listed above require Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from Adobe. Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 or higher allows you to save the fillable PDF on your computer for reference.

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our forms, please contact the Financial Aid Office.