To be considered for federal aid, including loan and work eligibility, we must receive the results of the previous year's FAFSA. The aid sources and amounts could also change as new information becomes available; for example additional awards received, including outside scholarships. Follow these steps to apply for scholarships, grants and loans at Baker:
- Fill out Baker's Application for Admission and Financial Aid, preferably during the fall.
- Complete the admission process.
- Complete and submit a FAFSA:
- New procedures this year offer an IRS data-retrieval tool. Why use the IRS tool? It pulls tax information directly from your tax records and transfers it to your FAFSA application. By taking advantage of this function, you will reduce the chances of additional information being required after we receive the processed FAFSA results.
- About two weeks after submitting the federal tax returns electronically to the IRS, complete the FAFSA online.
Students whose file is completed after May 1 may have access to fewer aid sources.
Baker University's policy is to provide financial assistance to as many students as possible. Early action on the student's part is very important. It is strongly recommended that the student complete the Application for Admission and Scholarships and Financial Aid by March 15 to be granted priority consideration for funds. The FAFSA must be submitted annually by March 15 to receive consideration for all funds. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted. Not all categories of aid will be available for spring semester incoming applicants.