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New Student Financial Aid Checklist

Congratulations on pursuing a valuable education for your career path! If you need or want to seek federal grant(s)and student loan(s), please complete the following before your program start date.


FAFSA website: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa


1.       Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form 2023-2024.

a.       Click on “New to the FAFSA Process Start Here” if you have never applied for federal financial aid before.

b.       Click on “I am a student and want access to the FAFSA form.”

c.       If you never created an FSA ID in the past, click on “Create an FSA ID”.

d.       If you have created an FSA ID in the past and never applied for a FAFSA, click on “Log In to Continue.”

e.       Follow the step-by-step process on the application form, save, then submit.

f.        Austin Career Institute school code:  04282500

g.       Wait 1-3 business days for the results of your FAFSA. Watch for an email notification from FAFSA. ACI will also receive a copy.


The next steps you don’t process unless you have enrolled but should have completed in the office.


2.       Complete an Undergraduate Student  Loan Entrance Counseling online using the same FSA ID. Allow 30 minutes to complete. (https://studentaid.gov/entrance-counseling/)


3.       Complete your Undergraduate Student loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) online with the same FSA ID. (https://studentaid.gov/mpn/)


4.       If a Parent PLUS Loan will be a part of funding the students education, please have parent login using their own FSA ID credentials at https://studentaid.gov/plus-app/parent/landing to complete a federal credit application.


5.       Read, fill out, sign, and date the ACI Student Funds Authorization Form.

a.       Options available: 1) paper form, or 2) by email via DocuSign for electronic signature



FSA ID: 1-800-433-3243

in case you need to reset your log in credentials (username & password)