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What are the financial aid application deadlines?
Is there a Verification Deadline?
If I have been selected for verification, where can I find out what documents I need to submit?
The FAFSA asks for previous year tax information.  What if my family’s financial situation has changed?
I don’t have unusual circumstance, but can I appeal for additional financial aid?
I’m interested in working on campus.  How do I find a job?
What is Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid?
What are Title IV Funds?
Do I have to complete the Student Authorization of Title IV Funds Form even if I do not have federal grants or loans?
Do I have to claim my work study earnings on my tax return?

What are the financial aid application deadlines?
You should do your FAFSA by April 15 for the upcoming academic year.

Is there a Verification Deadline?
June 1 is the recommended deadline for submission, although we suggest you submit it as soon as possible since a financial aid package cannot be prepared for you until verification is complete. If you filed your FAFSA after June 1st we ask that you submit your documents within 30 days. If you do not submit your documents within 90 days or the first day of classes, we will assume you are no longer interested in federal or Clarkson need based aid.

If I have been selected for verification, where can I find out what documents I need to submit?
All required documents are listed in PeopleSoft on your "To Do List." Check your "To Do List" often. If your "To Do List" indicates a form you need to submit there will be a link to the form. All forms can be found on our forms site. If you have questions or need additional clarification contact your Student Administrative Services (SAS) representative.

The FAFSA asks for previous year tax information.  What if my family’s financial situation has changed?
Clarkson realizes that a family may have unusual circumstances that might affect their financial situation, such as loss of employment.   If you or your family has unusual circumstances that are not reflected on your FAFSA, you may submit the Special Circumstances Appeal Form.

I don’t have unusual circumstance, but can I appeal for additional financial aid?
Although Clarkson’s funding is limited, your appeal will be considered.  Please contact your Student Administrative Services (SAS) representative.  You may locate your representative in the Contact section.

I’m interested in working on campus.  How do I find a job?
Offices are encouraged to post their student employment opportunities on the Knightlink website.  Jobs are filled quickly, so you need to be proactive.  Other opportunities that might not be listed on Knightlink include ARAMARK, athletics and custodial services.

What is Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid?
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid (SAP) to retain eligibility for federal, institutional and, if applicable, New York State aid (SAP). SAP for Financial Aid is different from academic standing. It is important for all students to review the policy. If you have questions, contact your Student Administrative Services (SAS) representative.

What are Title IV Funds?
Title IV funds refers to various types of federal student aid including Federal Direct Loans, Pell Grants, SEOG, the Federal Direct PLUS Loan, and the Perkins Loan.

Do I have to complete the Student Authorization of Title IV Funds Form even if I do not have federal grants or loans?
Yes, we request that you complete the form.  Even if you do not want to take advantage of federal aid at this time, you may wish to in the future.

Do I have to claim my work study earnings on my tax return?
Yes, work study earnings are taxable income.  If you file an IRS federal tax return, you need to claim your work study earnings.