APPLYING FOR AID
FAFSA on the Web
The FAFSA application is available January 1st of each year and all students must apply or reapply yearly. The FAFSA application is available January 1st of each year and all students must apply or reapply yearly. To be considered for the most financial aid available, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1st. The processed results of the FAFSA must be received by IRSC on or before our priority deadlines (see below). Applications received after these dates will still be processed, but it’s possible the award will not be available before the intended semester classes begin.
Complete the FAFSA online. Our school code is 001493.
FAFSA Application Priority Dates
In order to have their financial aid awarded before classes begin, students should have their processed FAFSA and all necessary documents to the financial aid office by the priority deadline.
- If the priority date is missed, students should apply as soon as possible to be considered for financial aid that is still available, such as Pell Grants, Federal Student Loans and Direct PLUS loans.
- Students should not wait to be admitted to IRSC before applying for financial aid, however, admissions must be complete before aid can be awarded.
- Students who apply for aid after July 15th should not expect their aid to be available until after the beginning of the fall semester and should be prepared to pay their expenses.
- A broad range of scholarship programs are available throughout the year. Please review our scholarship listing for specific deadline dates for individual scholarships.
Completing Your Financial Aid Application file
Your financial aid file is considered “complete” and “ready for awarding” once the following information has been received and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office:
You must be degree seeking or certificate seeking. All AA, AS, AAS, and BS programs are eligible. Certain certificate and vocational programs are eligible.
- Which Clock Hour programs are Financial Aid eligible?
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology I & II
Applied Welding Technology
Automotive Services Technology I & II
Commercial Heating & Air Conditioning
Commercial Refrigeration Technology
Early Childhood Education
Heavy Equipment Operations
Law Enforcement Academy- Basic Recruit Training
Legal Administrative Specialist
Medical Administrative Specialist
Precision Metal Fabrication
Small Engine Repair
- Which Technical Certificates & Applied Technology Programs are Financial Aid eligible?
Accounting Applications Certificate
Aquaculture Technology Certificate
Business Management Certificate
Child Development & Early Intervention Certificate
Kitchen & Bath Design Certificate
Landscape & Horticulture Technician Certificate
Medical Information Coder/ Biller Certificate
Nuclear Medicine Technology Specialist Certificate
Turf Equipment Applied Technology Diploma
- A valid Student Aid Report (FAFSA) is on file at IRSC.
You may complete the FAFSA online.
- Complete online IRSC Certification Statement.
- Admission status is complete.
You are fully admitted to IRSC when your admission is complete and all documentation has been received by the Admissions/Records office. This includes transcripts from high school (or valid GED scores) Questions regarding your admission status may be directed to the IRSC Office of Admissions& Records by calling (772) 462-7460.
- You must be degree seeking or certificate seeking.
All AA, AS, AAS, and BS programs are eligible. Certain certificate and vocational programs are eligible.
- Your verification documents.
The Federal Government may select your application for a process called “verification.” If you are selected for verification, you and your spouse (or parents) must submit a copy of your Income Tax return transcript from the IRS (check your online documents to determine which year is appropriate) along with copies of all W-2 form(s). NOTE: we canno longer accept copies of the actual tax returns. You will also need to complete a Verification Worksheet. Once the above information has been submitted, your application will then be reviewed to determine your eligibility for aid.
- Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st of each year.
- Turn in requested documents promptly.
- Include your name and student id (or SSN) on all documents submitted.
- Start a financial aid folder of your own and keep copies of all documents submitted.
- Make sure you turn in a copy (not the original) of your tax return transcript and W-2’s (if requested).
- If you register for classes, but decide not to attend, you must officially drop your classes by the end of the Add/Drop period (especially if you are receiving financial aid).
- If there are extenuating circumstances or problems at anytime, please stop by to speak with an advisor.
- For financial aid purposes, fulltime enrollment is 12 or more credits, three-quarter time enrollment is 9-11 credits, halftime enrollment is 6-8 credits, and anything less than 6 credits is less than halftime enrollment.
- All classes must be compliant to be considered for Federal aid (Pell, Student Loans, SEOG, ACG, Teach Grant); which means they must count towards your degree program.
- You must be enrolled at least halftime (6 credits) in compliant classes to be eligible for a loan disbursement.