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The process can take up to 10 weeks or more. It's important to plan ahead. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get your finances in order before classes start. See Dates and Deadlines.
Each year, beginning on October 1st, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online for application for the following academic year. If, for some reason, you are unable to complete the FAFSA online, you may request a hard copy from the BMCC Service Center. However, the paper process will take much longer.
Check out the step-by-step Power Point presentation on the 17/18 FAFSA.
Step 1 – You, and your parent if you are a dependent student (under 24 years of age), will need to request a FSA ID. You will use the FSA ID to "sign" your electronic application. For information about the FSA ID, click here. You may watch a short YouTube video about the process here.
Step 2 - Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. BMCC's federal school code is 003186.
BMCC will receive your FAFSA in about 2-3 business days after you submit your FAFSA electronically.
Step 3 – When BMCC receives your FAFSA, an initial e-mail notification will be sent to the e-mail address listed on your FAFSA prompting you to log into your Student WolfWeb account. There you will be able to see what documents are required to complete your financial aid file.
The initial review of a file can take up to 2-3 weeks (8-10 weeks during peak times such as the start of a new academic year). Please continue to monitor your WolfWeb and student email in case additional documents are required to complete your file.
When all the required items are submitted to the Financial Aid office, your file will move into the final review process. This can take an additional 2-3 weeks. Upon final review, an e-mail will be sent prompting you to access your WolfWeb account to review and accept your award information.
Aside from peak processing times, the single most important factor in how quickly we can offer you a financial aid award is how quickly you respond to our requests for information or documentation.
Need help completing the FAFSA? Check out this FAFSA YouTube video for a quick guide.
Get help with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool here.
Resources for Homeless Youth for information from Federal Student Aid.