How to Apply for Financial Aid
You and your parent (if applicable) must obtain a personal identification number.
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov (U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
2a. Enter school code 001250
2b. Prevent delays in processing by making sure that you answer all the questions in the FAFSA completely and accurately. Make sure that your (and your parent, if applicable) sign the FAFSA.
Four to six weeks after you complete the FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education will send a Student Aid Report to you for your records, and to the Otis Financial Aid Office. Shortly after that, an Otis Financial Aid Counselor will notify you if additional information is required, e.g., tax returns. If you receive a request from the Otis Financial Aid Office for additional information or documentation, respond immediately to avoid delays. If necessary tax forms have not yet been competed at the time you apply for financial aid, use estimated figures based on your W2s, 1099s or the previous year's figures. When your file is complete, your eligibility for financial aid awards (including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study) will be determined. Finally, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter, which will indicate each award and amount.
Otis begins awarding aid in early March.
Otis Federal School Code: 001251