Application Procedures for Financial Aid
A student interested in applying for financial assistance should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application must be received at the federal processing agency by March 1 for the coming year to be considered on time at JMU. For example, your FAFSA must be received by the federal processing agency by March 1, 2011 to be considered on-time for the 2011-12 school year. (Students can complete a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.)
In some situations, students and parents may be asked to submit additional documentation to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The documents may be necessary to validate a FAFSA and provide an accurate award. Therefore, it is suggested that students and parents keep copies of all documents used to complete the FAFSA. Examples of such documents are student and parent tax returns. Requests for such information will be sent to the student, and will show on eCampus.