Financial Aid Season Is Here!
Financial aid season is right around the corner and it's time to ensure that your seniors have all the help they need when it comes to completeing the FAFSA form. Here are some things you should know:
ICAN has nine locations: Ankeny, Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Orange City, Sioux City, and Waterloo. To learn more about our individual locations click here.
ICAN Student Success Advisors are highly trained in financial aid and FAFSA completion.
A typical FAFSA appointment takes 30-45 minutes and is FREE.
ICAN has extended hours to accomodate customer needs.
FAFSA appointments include form completion, results analysis, cost of attendance review, and an overview of scholarships and the student loan process.
You can schedule appointments with ICAN advisors online by visiting www.icansucceed.org/apt. Even with the extended financial aid season, appointments will fill up quickly. Have students/parents schedule early to ensure they can get their desired appointment. ICAN is currently accepting online appointments through December 1.
Guidelines for Your Students
The 2022-2023 FAFSA will be completed using 2022 tax information. Your students DO NOT have to wait until 2023 taxes are done. They can start right away on October 1.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA needs to be completed BEFORE the school's financial aid priority date. Each school has their own deadline, to help your students find theirs click here. With the new change to October 1, many schools have changed their prioirty dates so it's important to check. Many dates are much earlier than in past years.
The University of Iowa and Iowa State University have a December 1 prioirty date. The University of Northern Iowa has a January 15 priority date.
Since 2022 taxes are already complete, most of your students should be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval within the FAFSA, reducing the chance of verification.
To help your students prepare click here for a list of the documents and information they need to complete the FAFSA form.
To help students schedule an appointment visit www.icansucceed.org/apt. If you have any questions please call (877) 272-4692 today.
Director of Communications
Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)