When completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you have two methods of completing the application process. You may mail your application to the Central Processing System or you may use the internet to submit your application. If you choose to mail your application, you must apply for a Pin number (personal identification number). This method may take from six to eight weeks to complete. If you use the internet you can apply for a PIN number online at the same time you complete your FAFSA application. Either method will result in a Student Aid Report being sent to you for review, however the FAFSA on the web is the quickest and easiest way to get your information to our office.
If you listed Missouri Southern as a school of possible attendance, we will receive the data electronically. You do not need to bring or mail the Student Aid Report to the University. If any data appears incorrect, you may correct the data on the web using your PIN.
For your information, all records are kept in electronic format with few exceptions. Those students selected for verification by the Department of Education will be required to give the Financial Aid Office a photocopy of tax data. All correspondence likewise is done through e-mail, so it is imperative that you have an e-mail address and monitor your e-mail for information sent by the Financial Aid Office.