Financial aid deadlines for returning students

Domestic students
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ), ​school code: 011385, as soon as possible after October 1 but before February 1.
  • Complete and Return the Financial Aid Application and accompanying documents by March 1.
International Students
  • Complete and return the COA Financial Aid Application for International Students and the COA Certification of Finances forms by March 1.

How to apply for need-based financial aid

Click on the links below to find the instructions and forms you’ll need

 

 Instructions for domestic (U.S.) students

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  by February 1.
  • Submit  a Returning Student Financial Aid Form  along with required documents by March 1.
    • If your FAFSA is selected for VERIFICATION, the Financial Aid Office will contact you. If notified, we’ll provide information on what is needed to complete your file.

Selected for VERIFICATION (forms coming soon)

2021-2022 Returning-Dependent Financial Aid Verification and Application  (under 27)

2021-2022 Returning-Independent Financial Aid Verification and Application  (27 and older)

NOT selected for VERIFICATION (forms coming soon)

2021-2022 Returning-Dependent Financial Aid Application  (under 27)

2021-2022 Returning-Independent Financial Aid Application (27 and older)


Non-custodial documents for domestic (U.S.) students  


 Instructions for international students

 Complete and submit the following documents by March 1:


 Information on dependency status

  • At COA you are considered a Dependent student if you are under 27.
  • At COA you are considered an Independent student if you are 27 or older or have received an approved Dependency Override from the Financial Aid Office.