According to FASFA’s website, it takes most people less than 30 minutes to fill out the form

Cookeville – Students who are planning to enroll or who are already enrolled for the 2023-24 school year at Tennessee Tech University will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if they would like to be considered for federal and state student aid. This includes current high school seniors.

“The FAFSA is often the first step for many students to organize the funding that will support them attending college,” said Karen Lykens, Tech’s interim vice president for enrollment management and career placement. “Students may be eligible for thousands of dollars in aid. At Tech, we are also continuing to take applications for admission for fall 2023. So, getting both the application for admission and FAFSA turned in sooner is highly recommended.”

Students can fill out the form up until June 30, 2024, however some funds are limited, so it is best to apply as soon as possible. Tennessee Tech’s School Code for the FAFSA is 003523.

According to FASFA’s website, it takes most people less than 30 minutes to fill out the form which includes questions covering personal information, financial information and parent information, if applicable. It is suggested to have several pieces of information handy before sitting down to fill out the form, including: the student’s social security number, permanent resident card if applicable, W2 forms for any money earned in the previous year and any tax records.

 To assist in navigating the FAFSA process, Tennessee Tech has a dedicated webpage under Financial Aid to cover the application process: The application is free. Families should be aware of financial aid scams that try to convince victims to pay fees to apply.

“Tennessee Tech does not work with any company or organization that would require a family to pay to apply for federal or state financial aid,” Lykins said.

Tennessee Tech is ranked as a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200 programs of study, and Tech grads leave with the least debt of all public universities in the state. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in Tennessee, according to PayScale.

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