• Apply for Financial Aid

    Complete the FAFSA to apply for Financial Aid for the 2021-2022 and 2020-2021 academic years:
      

    Start Your FAFSA 

    Please Note: The FAFSA for the 2021-2022 year is now open! The 2021-2022 FAFSA is required for financial aid consideration during the fall 2021, winter 2022, spring 2022, and summer 2022 semesters.  The 2020-2021 FAFSA is required for financial aid consideration during the fall 2020, winter 2021, spring 2021, and summer 2021 semesters.

    Create an FSA ID

    The FSA ID - a username and password - has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U. S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to the FAFSA, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), studentaid.gov, and fsaid.ed.gov.

    How to Create an FSA ID

    File for the FAFSA

    GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

    For the 2021-2022 FAFSA please have ready:

    • Federal income tax returns and schedules for 2019
    • W-2 forms for 2019
    • Records of any untaxed benefits received in 2019
    • Current bank statements
    • Records of other savings and investments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Do NOT include retirement or pension accounts.

    For the 2020-2021 FAFSA please have ready:

    • Federal income tax returns and schedules for 2018
    • W-2 forms for 2018
    • Records of untaxed benefits received in 2018
    • Current bank statements
    • Records of other savings and investments, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Do NOT include retirement or pension accounts.

     

    COMPLETE THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) BY THE PRIORITY DEADLINE 

    • We strongly encourage you to begin the process in January by creating an FSA ID prior to starting your FAFSA (if you don't already have a FSA ID). It can take a few days after creating the FSA ID to verify your social security number. You will not be able to use your FSA ID until your social security number is verified. 

    Priority FAFSA Deadlines for 2021-2022

    • New Undergraduate Students: February 1st, 2021

    • New Transfer and Online Bachelor's Degree Completion: February 1st, 2021

    • Returning Undergraduate Students: April 20th, 2021

    • All Post Baccalaureate Students: April 20th, 2021

    • All Graduate and Licensure Students: April 20th, 2021

    Priority FAFSA Deadlines for 2020-2021:       

    • New Undergraduate Students: February 1st, 2020

    • New Transfer and Online Bachelor's Degree Completion: February 1st, 2020

    • Returning Undergraduate Students: April 20th, 2020

    • All Post Baccalaureate Students: April 20th, 2020

    • All Graduate and Licensure Students: April 20th, 2020

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    Haven't received your award yet? Check to see if any additional documents are needed. 

    2021-2022:

    New Undergraduate Students-- Prospective Student Portal-- Coming Soon!

    New Graduate Students-- Prospective Student Portal-- Coming Soon!

    Returning Undergraduate and Graduate Students-- New Portal coming in April 2021, check your Hamline email for updates or contact the Financial Aid Office.

    2020-2021:

    Some students will be selected for verification or need to provide extra documentation before an award can be created. You can check in Piperline to see if you have been selected or if further information is required by choosing “Financial Aid Services”, then “Eligibility”. Use the drop-down menu to view the correct aid year. If you have been selected for verification, please go here for more information.

    If you feel the FAFSA has not allowed you to record all the factors that affect your financial situation, please request a "Special Circumstance" form from the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@hamline.edu.

    Enrollment Status

    Undergraduate, Post baccalaureate, Online Bachelor's Degree Completion, and teaching licensure

    Half-time*: At least 6 credits per semester.
    Full-time: At least 12 credits per semester.
    State Grant: At least 15 credits per semester for full award.

    Master, Graduate Certificates, and Doctorate Programs

    Half-time*: At least 4 credits per semester.
    Full-time: At least 8 credits per semester.