How to Apply for Financial Aid
Apply for Admission to SAGU. Financial aid is awarded only after students have begun the official admission process. Returning SAGU students who have not attended in the past year must reapply for admission.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure to select SAGU to receive your FAFSA results. Paper FAFSAs are available through the Financial Aid office upon request. SAGU does not accept completed FAFSA forms; these must be submitted to the Federal Processor.
Complete and submit all scholarship applications by the published deadlines.
NOTE: Submit any additional documents requested by the Financial Aid office. Your file cannot be processed until all documents are received.
Tips for Getting Money When YOU Need It
- Don’t procrastinate! File for financial aid now! Convince your parents to complete their federal income tax returns early so you can meet the priority deadline.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. For FAFSA questions call 1-800-4-FED-AID or the SAGU Financial Aid Office. It’s better to do it right the first time! Errors cause delay of time and money.
- Keep copies of all your paperwork and keep them in a file. Complete your admissions file with high school and/or college transcripts. Loan limits are based on official grade level. Some state grants are based on high school curriculum. Be sure your intended major and grade levels are correct in the Registrar’s Office.
- Explore outside scholarship sources; but think twice before laying down big bucks to a company when you can get the info free on the internet.
- Save money by checking with the Registar's Office about credit by examination.