Office: 423.323.0252 Office Hours Start FAFSA  Financial Aid Help Center 
Fax: 423.323.0232 Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 6:00pm
Room C2406 Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm
  Federal School Code 005378


Financial Aid Checklist



 Filed my Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) by applying over the Internet at www.fafsa.gov . I (and my parents if a dependent student) have obtained a PIN to use for an electronic signature at www.pin.ed.govor I have mailed the signature sheet to the Federal Processor. The new year FAFSA is available starting January 2nd and must be completed each year. Since state grant funding is limited, it is important to complete the FAFSA as early as possible. Failing to apply promptly may cause a delay of funds. 

 Listed Northeast State's Title IV code 005378 as the college I plan to attend; if receiving scholarships, Northeast State Community College should be the first school listed on your FAFSA. 

 Applied for admission to Northeast State, declared a major approved for financial aid, submitted ACT/SAT scores, obtained transcripts from all previous colleges attended, and any other documentation required by the Admission's Office. 

 Completed the online application for Northeast State Scholarship's(SAR); deadline is March 1st. Incomplete applications will not be accepted; double-check to make sure all required documentation is attached. 

 Reviewed my Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy. If changes are required, I have contacted the Financial Aid Office at Northeast State for assistance. 

 Completed my verification process. If my SAR indicated that I have been selected for verification, I have provided the verification worksheet and copies of the Federal Tax Return transcript(s), W-2(s), and any other untaxed income documentation required to the Financial Aid Office at Northeast State. 

 Promptly responded to all requests for additional information sent to me throughout the semester by the Financial Aid Office at Northeast State. (I will contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions I may have at (423) 323-0252); failure to respond promptly will delay awarding of funds.

 I will not attend Northeast State; therefore, I have returned my Award letter with a response of "Reject" for each award offered to the Financial Aid Office at Northeast State. Note: you can only receive aid at one school per semester. 

 Understand that funds will not be released until 14 days after classes begin and therefore will need to purchase books and supplies. I understand my tuition/fees will be credited up to my level of award(s). Class attendance must be verified before any remaining financial funds are released. Reminder: students who apply after May 1, should not anticipate that funds will be available to assist with costs for the fall semester.

 Understand that if I have a credit balance, I may be able to charge my books during a specified time. Dates can be found on the Financial Aid website each semester.

 Interested in participating in the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program. I have completed and returned the application for Federal Work-Study to the Financial Aid Office. The application is downloadable under Financial Aid/Forms. Note: If awarded, you will be notified by email or by mail and will need to check the bulletin board (located across from F-102 in the faculty building) for available FWS positions. 

 Notified the Financial Aid Office at Northeast State of all outside scholarships and other type(s) of student aid I have or will receive; in the even the Financial Aid Office is not notified, some funds may need to be repaid to avoid on over award situation.

 Understand that if I have a credit balance, I may be able to charge my books during a specified time.  Dates can be found on the Financial Aid website each semester.

 Reviewed my bill on MyNortheast and I have either paid my fees via cash/check, credit card or through a payment plans such as Facts (information available in the business office) or I am relying on loan funds and I have signed deferment of maintenance fees (available in the financial aid office). 
 
 Contacted the Federal Processor at 1-800-433-3243; I did not receive a copy of my Student Aid Report within 4-6 weeks of application. 

 Talked with my advisor about the classes I need before I register; it is important to keep on the curriculum track to better prepare for graduation. 

 Would like someone other than myself to receive my financial aid information; I have signed a Third Party Release form and listed the person (s) allowed to speak on my behalf. This form can be obtained under Financial Aid/Forms. 

 

Avoid these Common Mistakes When Completing the FAFSA

 

 

  • Leaving a field blank. Use zero if the question does not apply to you.

     
  • Failing to report ALL required sources of untaxed income.

     
  • Using only the W-2(s) to report income and taxes paid; instead use your Federal Tax Return and W-2(s).

     
  • Submitting an unsigned application. If students, answer "No" to all questions in step 3 of the FAFSA, a parent must also sign the FAFSA application. 

     
  • Omitting the appropriate school code(s) for college(s) previously attended. Only schools listed will receive the results of the FAFSA. Northeast State's code is 005378.

     
  • Failing to list the school the student will be attending in the first placeholder under colleges on the FAFSA; this will affect Tennessee Lottery and State Scholarships.

     
  • The student has changed schools and has failed to notify TSAC of the change at 1-800-342-1663; money will continue to be paid to the school listed in the first placeholder.