Applying for Financial Aid

Here is an easy step-by-step guide for applying for financial aid:

Step 1: Get a Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Obtain a PIN from the U.S. Department of Education. If you are a dependent student, one of the parents whose information you will provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) also needs to obtain a PIN.
Step 2: Gather Information
Gather the following documents to complete the FAFSA. Include parent and student information if you are a dependent.
  • Federal Income Tax Form and, if applicable, Schedule C,E and F. 
  • W2's.
  • Student's driver's license number.
  • Current cash, savings and checking account balances. Current investment values (stocks, bond, mutual funds, CDs, etc.) excluding retirement accounts.
  • Child support (paid and/or received).
  • Untaxed income such as; ADC/TANF, Welfare benefits, Social security, Workman's compensation, etc.
  • Veteran's benefits or housing and living allowances for military and clergy.
Step 3: Complete your FAFSA
Complete your FAFSA online. Students who applied for aid last year may be able to complete a Renewal FAFSA application online. When you apply online, you don't hassle with paperwork, and you get your results faster. The federal school code for Clarkson College (step 6 on the FAFSA) is 009862.

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Step 4: Additional Information
You will be notified from Clarkson College as to what further information and/or documents are needed. Upon receipt of such notification, please provide the requested information as soon as possible.

Financial aid will not be awarded until all requested information and/or documents are received and processed by the Clarkson College Student Financial Services department.
Step 5: Questions
Contact the Clarkson College Financial Aid department with any questions you may have concerning the financial aid process.

Financial Aid Office
Clarkson College
101 S. 42 Street
Omaha, NE 68131-2739
PH 402.552.2749  TF 800.647.5500  FX 402.552.6165