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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financial Aid Counselors are available to answer questions and concerns on the federal aid process or to guide students and parents through the electronic filing process of the Free Application Form for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students who plan to receive federal grants, loans, and work-study must complete a FAFSA. Please use Goldey-Beacom’s federal school code (001429) when submitting your application.

Completing the FAFSA

  1. Create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID at Whether you are a student, parent, or borrower, you must create your account to complete federal student aid tasks.
  2. You may complete your FAFSA securely through The FAFSA questions ask for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and your financial situation.
  3. Most common information or documents needed to complete a FAFSA application:
    • Your Social Security number;
    • Your parents’ Social Security number if you are a dependent student;
    • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen;
    • Federal tax information or tax returns, including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married) and for your parents if you are a dependent student;
    • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you and your parents if you are a dependent student;
    • and information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you and your parents if you are a dependent student.
  1. Before submitting your FAFSA application, you must add Goldey-Beacom’s federal school code (001429). You may input this school code manually or look Goldey-Beacom’s federal school code up within the FAFSA.
  2. Use the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) when completing your FAFSA. This tool automatically transfers your tax information using the Internal Revenue Service. When using this tool, you do not have to find your tax records or worry about making mistakes or errors when entering the tax information into the FAFSA.
  3. The last step to completing and submitting your FAFSA is signing the form digitally. If you are a dependent student, one of your parents must sign your FAFSA.
  4. After signing and submitting your FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will receive your completed FAFSA in the form of an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) within three to five business days after your submission. The Financial Aid Office will review your FAFSA to determine federal grant, loan, and work-study eligibility. The Financial Aid Office notifies students who must submit documents to complete verification. 

Questions or concerns about the FAFSA? Need help with how to answer a question? Do not fret! The Financial Aid Office can walk you through the process to ensure your FAFSA is submitted successfully. In addition, you can visit the following link to learn more about filling out your FAFSA:

Goldey-Beacom College Federal School Code: 001429

Federal Student Aid Estimator

With this tool, students can find out how much federal student aid they may be eligible for starting with the 2024–25 award year—note that this tool estimates the Student Aid Index (SAI) for 2024–25 award year, not the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for 2023–24 award year.

Click here to use the Federal Student Aid Estimator. 

To apply for financial aid, complete the 2023–24 FAFSA® form.

The 2024–25 FAFSA form will be available in December 2023.

Application Due Dates for Priority Funding

To receive consideration for supplemental grant funding, the Financial Aid Office recommends finalizing your FAFSA by the following dates.

Award Year Term Date
2023-24 Fall 2023 April 1, 2023
2023-24 Spring 2024 October 1, 2023
2024-25 Fall 2024 April 1, 2024
2024-25 Spring 2025 October 1, 2024

State Aid Programs

Delaware Scholarship Incentive Program

Eligible Delaware residents must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at a Delaware college to receive aid from the Delaware Scholarship Incentive Program. Awards are variable and will not exceed tuition, fees, and books. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before April 15. On April 1, 2023, the ScIP application will become available on the Delaware Department of Education website. Click on the Apply for Scholarships link at the top of the page, choose the ScIP scholarship, and provide your anticipated college enrollment information for the 2023-24 academic year by June 15, 2023.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency awards grants in varying amounts to eligible students who are Pennsylvania residents attending a Delaware institution of higher education. Goldey-Beacom College is a participating institution with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Pennsylvania residents seeking funding for a PHEAA grant must file a PHEAA application form and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application deadline is May 1.

Meet the Financial Aid Team

Eric Johnson

Director of Financial Aid


Mark McGuire

Financial Aid Counselor

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