How to Apply for Financial Aid

Sanford-Brown participates in a variety of financial aid programs. Students must meet the requirements of these programs to participate. Sanford-Brown administers its financial aid programs in accordance with prevailing federal and state laws and its own institutional policies. Students are responsible for providing all requested documentation in a timely manner. Failure to do so could jeopardize the student’s financial aid eligibility. In order to remain eligible for financial aid, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined in the school catalog.

It is recommended that students apply for financial aid as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for application processing. Financial aid must be approved and all necessary documentation completed, before the aid can be applied toward tuition and fees.

How to Apply

Students who want to apply for financial aid (and state aid, if applicable) must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The application is available online at or through the Sanford-Brown student portal. FAFSA applications are processed through the Department of Education, and all information is confidential. Students must be accepted for admission to the school before financial aid packages can be estimated and processed. Follow the steps below to begin:

  1. Gather the documents you'll need to apply, including income tax returns (most likely yours and your parents'), W-2 forms, and other records of income, as well as your identification documents (social security card and driver's license).
  2. Apply Online at You'll need a FSA ID, which you can get before or while you complete the form. A FSA ID allows you to sign your FAFSA online. Apply here to create your FSA ID.

Our financial aid representatives can talk to you about the various financial aid programs. They will tell you what you need to do to apply, review your applications for completion and process any additional paperwork for you.

We strongly recommend that you to begin the financial aid process as soon as possible after you enroll to make sure you meet the deadline to receive funding in time for your program's start date.

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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