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             Steps to Apply for Financial Aid                    

Step 1: Create FSA Account                            

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  • What You'll Need:
    • Social Security Number
    • Your mobile phone number and/or email address

Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • The FAFSA is available for the upcoming year (2024-2025).
  • Louisiana Residents may apply for state aid at the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance Website by clicking here

  • Students should also apply for NTCC scholarships by completing the general application here

Step 3: Monitor your LoLA Account & Email 

The Financial Aid Office will communicate with you through your LoLA account and student email. This may include additional documentation needed to complete your Financial Aid Application, issues with your Financial Aid Application, or the amount of aid you have been awarded.

Students selected for verification by the Federal Government will need to submit additional information.

Step 4: Accept or Decline Awards in LoLA

  • Instructions for reviewing award notifications and/or accept/decline awards in LoLA can be found in the video tutorial below.

  • When the Office of Financial Aid receives all necessary documentation you will receive your Financial Aid Offer Notice. 

  • Ensure timely processing of your awards by accepting your award in LoLA and completing Entrance Loan Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) if you are a first time loan borrower.

Step 5: Be Aware                                                 

  • Be aware of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policies required to retain federal and state financial aid each year.

  • Be aware of your Rights & Responsibilities.

  • Be aware that you must re-apply for federal and state aid each year (forms are typically available in October).

  • Be aware of your deadlines and resources.

  • Be aware of your total financial aid student loan debt.

  • Keep your mailing address current with Nortshore.

  • Maintain a file of your financial records; keep a copy of all correspondence.

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