Financial Aid Forms
If you received an email asking for some additional forms or required documentation to be completed, you'll find directions on how to complete those forms below. Scan the list and compare with your email notification to make sure you are completing the correct form.
Both the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan require the completion of the following forms:
Perkins, McElroy or Mable Sherman Loan
If you got an email about one of these loans, you need to complete the promissory note.
Electronic Notification and Authorization Form - all new students must complete this.
Update estimated tax information on FAFSA
Once your current tax returns are complete, return to your FAFSA and update your tax information. Make sure to also update your filing status from "will file" to "completed" for both yourself and your parent(s). The 2016 federal tax return is used to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
FAFSA Resolution Required
Please contact our office to discuss what we need from you.
FAFSA Signature Page
Return to your FAFSA application and identify which signature is needed. A digital signature will require a simple click.
File your FAFSA
If you haven't already completed your FAFSA, you need to do so in order for us to allocate your financial assistance.
Outside Scholarship Form
New students, use your student portal to complete the form on any outside scholarships you may be receiving.
Work Study Application
New students. use your student portal to complete the work study application.
Special Circumstance Form
If you feel you have a special circumstance that we need to consider before awarding your financial assistance, please contact the financial assistance office.
Dependency Override Form
If you feel you have a special circumstance in which your dependency status should be changed to independent status, please contact the financial assistance office.
High School Transcript
If you received an email from us asking for your high school transcripts, you need to contact your high school and request they send us your final high school transcripts to Cornell College Admission Office.
Your financial aid application (FAFSA) was selected for a review process called “Verification”. The Department of Education randomly selects students for this process.
If a student is selected for verification, the student and parent (if applicable) will be notified by email with the verification worksheet that you need to complete. Please contact our office if you need a verification form emailed to you again.
In this process we are required, by federal regulations, to compare the information reported on the FAFSA with supporting documents you submitted. These supporting documents may include, but are not limited to, the verification worksheet and 2016 IRS tax transcripts.
Returning students selected for verification will not receive a financial aid award letter until all requested documents are received and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. Prospective students will receive a preliminary financial aid award letter prior to completion of verification. Your financial aid award is subject to change if verification results in a change to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
All requested documents must be received by the Financial Aid Office prior to your last day of attendance during the academic year. If the verification process is not completed prior to this date, your financial aid is not completed and we will not be able to process or release any federal, state or Cornell need-based funding.
The Financial Aid Office will contact you if clarification is needed on any of the data reported on the FAFSA. If corrections to your FAFSA are necessary, the Financial Aid Office will submit them to the Central Processing System. The student will receive a corrected copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) reflecting any change to their EFC. The financial aid office will notify you if there are any changes to your aid with an updated financial aid award letter.