Federal Student Aid
The first step to getting a financial aid package from Transylvania University is to apply for admission. The second step is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Oct. 1 of your senior year. That’s how we figure out your eligibility for financial aid options like grants, loans and work-study.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- An FSA ID (Don’t have an ID? Create one here.)
- Identification documents (driver’s license, social security card, permanent residence card, etc.) for you and your parents
- Financial documents (W-2s, tax documents)
- Transylvania’s School ID: 001987
Need help? The U.S. Department of Education has compiled lots of resources for you to learn all about the FAFSA and the financial aid process.
Transylvania University offers scholarships, grants, loans, and work opportunities to supplement the resources of students and their families. Many of these financial aid resources require the student and family to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered.
The FAFSA uses a Federal Methodology to calculate a family’s ability to contribute to their student’s college expenses. The Financial Aid Office understands that special circumstances may arise when the Federal Methodology does not accurately reflect a family’s true ability to contribute to the cost of education. Students who believe their circumstances warrant reconsideration of their eligibility should contact the financial aid office to discuss their situation.
Based upon the receipt and review of specific documentation, the Financial Aid Office may exercise Professional Judgment and make adjustments to a student’s financial aid eligibility. Professional Judgment is the ability of the financial aid office to make adjustments to a student’s aid eligibility on a case-by-case basis. The adjustments may be made to the cost of attendance or to a data element required to calculate the student’s expected family contribution (EFC).
A special circumstance is typically an unplanned situation which might result in a reduction in parental income or an increase in the family’s uncontrollable expenses. To discuss your situation, please contact the Financial Aid Office.