Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA form available 10/1/16

Applying for Federal Financial Aid for 2017-2018

New Students with Start Term Fall 2017

  • Create Federal Student Aid ID#’s for student and at least one parent if dependent online. FSA ID’s are needed to sign the FAFSA.
  • Complete 2017-2018 FAFSA.
    • FAFSA available beginning October 1, 2016.
    • Use Data Retrieval for both parent and student 2015 tax year information.
    • List the schools you would like to receive your information. Castleton University school code is 003683. 
  • Castleton plans to begin awarding newly accepted students mid-late November 2016.

Returning Students for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

  • Complete 2017-2018 FAFSA.
    • FAFSA available beginning October 1, 2016.
    • Use Data Retrieval for both student and parent 2015 tax year information. 
  • Castleton plans to begin awarding returning students mid-February 2017.

New & Transfer Students with Start Term Spring 2017

  • If you do not already have an FSA ID# create one for student and at least one parent if dependent online. FSA ID’s are needed to sign the FAFSA.
  • Complete 2016-2017 FAFSA.
    • Use Data Retrieval for both student and parent 2015 tax year information. 
    • Castleton University's school code is 003683.
  • Castleton plans to begin awarding newly accepted new and transfer students mid-October 2016.

 

The mission of Castleton’s Financial Aid Office is to provide excellent customer service and professional knowledge in assisting students and their families with information on financial aid resources available to meet their educational goals and to award financial aid in a fair, equitable and timely manner while maintaining full compliance with all federal and state regulations and college policies. The financial aid program at Castleton primarily consists of federal funds (grants, loans, and work-study). Approximately 80% of Castleton’s undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid (scholarships, federal grants, loans and work-study).

Financial Aid Deadlines & Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Year

  • March 31, 2017 - Last day for Castleton Financial Aid Office to receive valid FAFSA information for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • April 30, 2017 - All financial aid must be finalized. If a student’s financial aid file is still incomplete we will assume that the student is no longer interested in receiving financial aid for the 2016-2017 academic year

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