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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.


Creating a Account

We strongly recommend you create your account before starting your FAFSA form. When you create your account, be careful to enter your name and Social Security number (SSN) exactly as they appear on your Social Security card.


2024–25 FAFSA® Form

On the 2024–25 FAFSA form, every contributor—anyone (you, your spouse, a biological or adoptive parent, or your parent’s spouse) who’s required to provide information on the FAFSA form—needs a account before accessing and completing their section of the online form. Contributors can access their account by using their FSA ID (account username and password).


Note: Contributors without an SSN can create a account to fill out their portion of your 2024–25 FAFSA form online.


To start the online 2024–25 FAFSA form, select “Start New Form.” You’ll be taken to the “Log In” page to enter your account username and password. After logging in, you’ll be given the option to select your applicable role to fill out the FAFSA form: “Student” or “Parent.” You (the student) should select “Student.” If a parent wants to start their dependent child’s FAFSA form, they should select the “Parent” option.


2023–24 FAFSA® Form

You and your parent (if you’re considered a dependent student) can get a account either before or while filling out the online 2023–24 FAFSA form. While you can get your account as you’re completing the 2023–24 FAFSA form online, getting it ahead of time and using it to fill out the FAFSA form cuts down on errors and delays.


If you start your 2023–24 FAFSA form and indicate that you are the student, you will be given the option to enter your account username and password or to enter your “identifiers” (your name, date of birth, and SSN).


If you log in with your username and password, certain information (including your name, SSN, and date of birth) will be automatically loaded into your application. Also, you won’t have to provide your username and password again to sign your FAFSA form electronically or to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if you’re eligible.


The student is the one applying for financial aid, so be sure it’s the student entering their username and password in the “I am a student and want to access the 2023–24 FAFSA form” section. Do not start the FAFSA form by supplying the parent’s username and password in the student role.


Note: If your parent doesn’t have an SSN, your parent can’t use a account to sign your 2023–24 FAFSA form (even if they created one for the 2024–25 FAFSA form). This means you’ll have to select the option to print a signature page when you get to the end of your online 2023–24 FAFSA form.


Gathering the Documents Needed To Apply


2024–25 FAFSA® Form

You might need the following information or documents as you fill out the 2024–25 FAFSA form:

  • Your parents’ SSNs if you’re a dependent student

  • Tax returns

  • Records of child support received

  • Current balances of cash, savings, and checking accounts

  • Net worth of investments, businesses, and farm

Keep these records! You may need them again. Do not mail these supporting records to us.


2023–24 FAFSA® Form

You might need the following information or documents as you fill out the 2023–24 FAFSA application:

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)

  • Your parents’ SSNs if you are a dependent student

  • Your driver’s license number if you have one

  • Your A-number if you are not a U.S. citizen

  • Federal tax information, tax documents, 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:

    • IRS Form1040
    • Foreign tax return or IRS Form 1040-NR
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your (and, if you’re a dependent student, your parents’) untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits

  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks, bonds, and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you and for your parents if you are a dependent student

Keep these records! You may need them again. Do not mail these supporting records to us.

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 2024–25 FAFSA® form.


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
2024-25 Fall 2024 April 1, 2024
2024-25 Spring 2025 October 1, 2024
2025-26 Fall 2025 April 1, 2025
2025-26 Spring 2026 October 1, 2025

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 June 15. On January 2, 2024, 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 2024-25 academic year by June 15, 2024.

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 June 1.

Meet the Financial Aid Team

Eric Johnson

Director of Financial Aid

Azra Ozgul

Financial Aid Office Intern


Mark McGuire

Financial Aid Counselor

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