Financial Aid Application Process

1. Apply for Admission to Midway College.

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ as soon as possible on or after January 1st to maximize your eligibility for state and federal financial aid. Be sure to list Midway’s school code, 001975. A FAFSA must be completed every year that a student is in college.

3. . Follow-up with any necessary paperwork and forms. Each year, certain FAFSAs are selected by the federal government for review in a process called verification. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be notified on your Student Aid Report (SAR) and then by Midway’s Financial Aid Office by email regarding the necessary documentation you need to provide. Financial aid awards will not be made until verification complete, so be sure to respond to requests for information and meet deadlines.

4. Let us know about any special circumstances you and your family may face. If you and your family experience any unusual circumstances that will have an impact on your finances such as divorce, death of a parent or loss of employment, please let us know. Contact our office for more information about how these types of circumstances could qualify you for review process called professional judgment.

5. Check out your financial aid package. Once your financial aid package is complete, you will receive an email letting you know that your financial aid package is ready to review online. At that time, you will be able to accept or decline each of the financial aid options available to you. First time borrowers of Stafford student loans will complete entrance counseling and a promissory note.

6. Order your textbooks. Using financial aid credit—surplus aid beyond what is needed to cover your student account bill—to purchase your textbooks before the start of your classes is simple! Make your request through our Business Office using the eCampus Request Form

7. Understand how disbursement and credit balance checks work. Financial aid is disbursed to your account after your enrollment for the semester is verified, immediately before or during the add/drop period. When financial aid disbursement creates a credit on your account, you typically can expect a credit balance check to be mailed within about one week from the date the credit is created, but no later than 14 days as required by federal regulations. Generally, your credit balance check will be placed in the mail each semester on the Friday of the second week of class. If you live on campus, your check is placed in your campus PO box, and if you commute or take online classes your check is sent by U.S. Mail to the permanent address on file.

Need help? Contact us!Our friendly and knowledgeable staff in the Financial Aid Office is here to give you the individual attention you need to understand and evaluate all of your financial aid options.We can be reached Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (859) 846-5410 or by email at faid@midway.edu.

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