The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. Administrated by the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students.

The FASFA will help determine your eligibility of the federal student aid programs that may be available including Pell grants.

The most common types of aid include:

  • Pell Grant
  • Stafford Loan

The application process begins on January 1 each year and aid is provided on a first come, first serve basis, so you are encouraged to complete a FAFSA Application as soon as possible.

Sample Information Collected from Student:

  • Marital status
  • Citizenship & state residency
  • Education history
  • Major course of study
  • Expected course workload
  • Interest in student loans & work study
  • Income taxes and deductions (including spouse's)
  • Spouse's income
  • Assets
  • Dependency status
  • Household
  • List of schools you are interested in attending

Sample Information Collected from Parent:

  • Level of education
  • Income taxes & deductions
  • Household assets
  • Family members
  • State residency
  • Age

For more information:


MyTrineFA:  https//mytrinefa.trine.edu  (Financial Aid Only) My Portal:  https://myportal.trine.edu/ics  (Student Account Information, Registration Information etc.)

FAFSA:  www.fafsa.gov


Master Promissory Note (Direct Lending): studentloans.gov

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available after January 1 every year.  Trine’s deadline for filing is March 1.  The FAFSA can be completed after the March 1 deadline to qualify for Federal Aid. Trine’s school code for FAFSA is:  001839