Finanical Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

FAFSA Tutorial
FAFSA Tutorial

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application used to determine a student’s financial aid eligibility. Students can apply for financial aid online using the FAFSA and be considered for federal grants, student loans, scholarships and/or federal work-study. The application must be completed each year.

FAFSA Application

If you plan to attend in Fall 2016, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017, complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
If you plan to attend in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

Completing the FAFSA Online

The following information and documents should be gathered to assist you with completing the FAFSA online:

  • Create or retrieve your Federal Student Aid (FSA) User ID. The FSA ID replaces the former Federal Student Aid PIN. 
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your parent(s) Social Security number, if considered dependent.
  • Your Driver’s License number If you have one, Citizenship Verification or Alien Registration number
  • Your Federal Income Tax Return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and your parent(s) Federal Tax Return. The online FAFSA application also offers an IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your federal tax return data and/or your parents data.
  • W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Current bank statements

GateWay Community College Federal School Codes

Credit Hour Programs

When applying for credit hour classes use the GateWay school code: 008303 

Clock Hour Programs*

When applying for clock hour programs use the GateWay school code: E00701

*The clock hour programs are located at the Central City and Deer Valley Campuses.

Financial Aid Assistance

Assistance with your financial aid questions or needs can be found at the campus where your classes are being held. You can call to get assistance with your questions or needs at 855-622-2332 or contact the Financial Aid Office by email at

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