Complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline is important, but waiting until the last minute to apply has consequences. The sooner you apply, the more financial aid you can receive. That’s why the FAFSA opening date is arguably more important than the deadline. This guide to help prospective students understand the deadlines and get the best grants, loans, and work-study opportunities possible when applying. It includes:

  • When students should apply
  • State and institutional deadlines
  • How COVID-19 has impacted FAFSA

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA – is the first step in applying for federal and state aid programs. This is a required form for ALL students participating in any Title IV Federal Student Aid Program (Except PLUS only applicants). The FAFSA must be completed either online or in paper form for the financial aid office to determine eligibility.

To complete this process, you will need to an FSA-ID and then complete FAFSA online.

Apply for an FSA-ID Number: An FSA-ID number allows you to gain access to your FAFSA online and electronically sign it. You can request your FSA-ID by going to the following website and providing some identification information. It takes about 3 to 5 business days for your FSA-ID to get activated. If you are a Dependent student, your parent needs to complete this step as well. Your parent needs an FSA-ID number to sign your application online.

Complete FAFSA On-Line: Once you receive your FSA-ID number, go to FAFSA website at and complete FAFSA application. When asked for school information, enter Casa Loma College Federal School Code: 006731. Once the FAFSA is processed, the student and the school will receive confirmation from the Department of Education. At that point, the school will notify you if any other documents will need to be submitted.