Applying for Financial Aid
The first step toward being considered for financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure you have access to the following items before you begin the application process:
- Social Security Number (SSN)
- driver’s license
- W-2 forms
- tax returns
- bank statements
- Embry-Riddle federal school code: 001479
View the entire list of required documents.
1) Applying online is the fastest method; it usually takes one week to 14 days to process. The paper application processing time is four weeks. A paper form is available from the Financial Aid Office.
2) After completing the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). This document lists the information you have provided, and lets you know what your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is for the year you are applying. You don’t need to mail your SAR to the Financial Aid Office; it is sent electronically when submit your application.
3) When the Financial Aid Office receives your information, we will send an award letter that outlines the aid programs for which you are eligible. At the beginning of each semester, any financial aid awards that are finalized are credited to your student account. You should, however, plan to have sufficient funds available for books, supplies and personal expenses during the first two weeks of classes, in the event of a delay in crediting your financial plan.
4) Once you are an accepted student, your accounting information will be available on your ERNIE portal page. Each year thereafter, students who completed the FAFSA online and graduate students will receive a PIN mailer. Undergraduates who complete a paper application will receive a renewal form.
Note: You may be asked to complete additional forms to help verify information you provided on your application.