If a student doesn’t already have a PIN, he/she should go to www.pin.ed.govto apply for one or to select his or her own pin number. Dependent students should also have one parent apply for a PIN as well.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or on paper. Paper forms must be requested individually on the FAFSA Website. The online FAFSA is free, fast, and secure.
Make sure you are filling out FAFSA for the appropriate school year. It may be submitted after January 1 for the school year beginning the next fall. Information from prior year tax returns is needed (school year 2011-2012 will require you to have 2010 tax information). It is best to submit the FAFSA as early as possible.
NTI, federal school code, 014044, should be listed in the school code section of the FAFSA so that the application data will be sent to NTI and eligibility for assistance can be determined.
When applying electronically, be sure to submit the application by selecting the “Submit my FAFSA now” button on the last page. It is recommended to print a copy of the Confirmation Page for your files.
If any further information or documents are necessary, NTI will notify the student. It is important to respond to requests in a timely manner. Once an application is finalized, NTI will send an award notice indicating types and amounts of assistance for which the student is eligible.
FAFSA4caster is a tool that provides students with an early estimate of their expected family contribution (EFC) and eligibility for federal student aid. A link to FAFSA4caster is also available on the FAFSA on the Web home page. Remember this is simply an estimate to help students make important decisions as they prepare to further their education.
NTI Net Price Calculator provides estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances.