Steps for Returning Students

  1. Students must reapply for federal aid electronically. If you have not applied for a FSA ID, you can do so at If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need to apply for a FSA ID to sign your FAFSA electronically.
  2. APPLY for financial aid at You will need to do this as soon as possible after October 1 of EACH YEAR in which you wish to receive aid. Include our federal school code of 005378. The result of the FAFSA tells us how much and the types of federal aid for which you are eligible. Northeast State will receive the results from the federal processor in approximately one week.
  3. Submit all requested information to the Financial Aid Office. The Federal Government will select a percentage of all aid applicants for a process called verification. You will be notified by mail of what is needed. You will have to submit your family’s income tax transcripts, documentation of untaxed income, a Verification Worksheet, etc., as soon as possible to your Financial Aid Office. Funds may or may not be available at the start of school for those applicants turning documents in after July 1.
  4. All corrections should be submitted through the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will transmit them for you electronically. Corrections will generate a new Student Aid Report from the Federal Processor.
  5. If eligible for aid, your award letter will be mailed to you after you have submitted all required forms and processing has been completed. Your award is automatically accepted and your account will be credited up to your level of award(s). If you will not attend Northeast State Community College, please sign and return your award letter to the Financial Aid Office rejecting the aid.
  6. Awards are based on the number of hours enrolled as of the census date (14th day of term), and Federal Pell, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TSAA, TN Promise, and Tennessee Lottery Scholarships will not be adjusted for the addition of hours after the census date.

Call the Financial Aid Office at 423.323.0252 for more information.