Next Steps After FAFSA

Once your FAFSA has been submitted at it will be sent electronically to the Financial Aid office. The loan processor will match your FAFSA to your student account and determine your financial aid eligibility.

The FAFSA application is open each year from October 1 (the year prior to start) through June 30 (of the academic year). For example, the 2020-2021 FAFSA is available October 1, 2019 and will close June 30, 2021. This will require tax information from 2018.  However, Adams State encourages students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible once it opens.

Adams State complies with all Department of Education regulations, please view their Next Steps webpage for additional information.

Award Processing

Student award offers are available online at the One Stop. Please click the One Stop icon on the right and go to “Accept Award Offer by Aid Year”. Additionally, incoming students will receive one award letter from Adams State University.

Online award offers should be carefully reviewed and accepted by the student. Information on financial aid types including grants, loans, and work-study/student employment is available by clicking each award type on the right.

All Financial Aid will be deducted directly from the charges assessed on the billing statement at fee payment. Any Financial Aid refunds will then be processed through HigherOne.

Students who receive Title IV federal financial aid funds are subject to federal regulations which govern refunds

Full Time Enrollment

For financial aid purposes, Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester and Graduate students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours to be considered full time for financial aid purposes.