If you're new to the financial aid process, be sure to read our "Ten Steps to Receiving Financial Aid".
Each academic year, you must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. This one application determines your eligibility for federal and state grants and Direct student loans. Although the Financial Aid Office processes applications on an ongoing basis, we recommend you apply for financial aid as soon as possible after January 1 (for the fall academic term).
Please keep the following key points in mind:
Remember: You must apply for financial aid annually.
Complete the FAFSA online each year.
Listing Century’s school code on your FAFSA ensures that we will receive your information. Please check your college email account as least weekly as this is how the Financial Aid Office will communicate with you on the status of your financial aid application/FAFSA. Additional information and documents may be required from you to verify your FAFSA information. Once all required information has been reviewed, we will email you a notice that your Financial Aid Award Letter is ready to view online. The Award Letter shows your eligibility for grants and/or student loans. (See Types of Financial Aid for an explanation of grant and loan types.)
You can check your application status by logging into eServices and entering your StarID and password, or by contacting the Financial Aid Office.
If your financial situation changes after you have completed the FAFSA, or if you feel the FAFSA does not accurately reflect your current family and/or income circumstances, download the Request for Professional Judgment form, complete it and mail it to:
Century College Financial Aid Office
3300 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
The Minnesota State Grant has a filing deadline. Your FAFSA must be received by the Federal Application Processing Center within 30 days of the start of the academic term.