How to Apply for Financial Aid

Sanford Brown participates in a variety of financial aid programs and administers these programs in accordance with prevailing federal and state laws as well as its own institutional policies. Students must meet the eligibility requirements of these programs to participate.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid early 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.

Financial aid is awarded on an award year and academic year basis; therefore it may be necessary to reapply for financial aid more than once during the calendar year, depending on the date of the student’s enrollment. Students who need additional information and guidance should contact the Financial Aid Office.

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. FAFSA applications are processed through the Department of Education and all information is confidential. Students must be accepted at Sanford-Brown before financial aid packages can be estimated and processed. You can follow the steps below to begin the process.

  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 PIN, which you can get before or while you complete the form, to sign your online FAFSA. Apply here to get your PIN

Our Financial Aid representatives can talk to you about the various financial aid programs you may qualify for. They will tell you what you need to do to apply, review your applications to make sure they are filled out correctly and process any additional paperwork for you. We want you to receive all the funding you're eligible for to help finance your education and will do everything we can to assist 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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