Our Financial Aid Advisors Are Here to Help Simplify the FAFSA Application Process
How to Fill Out the FAFSA in 3 Simple Steps
Estimated Application Time: 1 Hour or Less
Gathering documents, completing and reviewing the application and reading the “Confirmation” page you receive after signing and submitting your FAFSA should take one hour or less.i
FAFSA – 2020-2021 = 2018 taxes
FAFSA – 2021-2022 = 2019 taxes
Step 1: Get an FSA ID
- Go to the FSA ID website
- Create an FSA ID.
Step 2: Complete Your FAFSA Application
Step 3: Call a RSI Financial Aid Advisor
Our Financial Aid Advisors are standing by to help you with your FAFSA application.
Financial Aid Application Guidelines
- Locate Your Income Tax Return needed for the FAFSA year you are applying for.
- Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
- Gather Necessary Documents.
FAFSA Application Tips
- Avoid these FAFSA Mistakes.
Financial Aid FAQ & Resources
Find answers to common questions about FAFSA and resources to help you with the application process on our Financial Aid FAQ & Resources page.
What Happens After You Apply
Student Aid Report
You’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that summarizes the information you listed on your application. You may not be done with the application process because some information may be wrong and need to be corrected. Learn more about the SAR here.
Expected Family Contribution
Once your application is complete, your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will appear in the upper right-hand corner of your SAR. Your EFC is not the amount of federal student aid you’ll receive. An EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for school. Your EFC is a number that RSI’s Financial Aid Department uses to calculate the amount of federal student aid you are eligible to receive. Read more about the EFC here.
RSI has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: BankMobile Refund Choices.
To view our institution’s contract with BankMobile, click BankMobile Contract.
Our Financial Aid Advisors Are Here for You
RSI’s Financial Aid Department provides complete tuition planning. We’ll explain the FAFSA and Financial Aid process, assist with completing any necessary documents and discuss the options offered to you. Call today for your comprehensive walk through of the FAFSA process and guide booklet. We’re waiting to discuss how to fund your investment in your future. Call us today.