Step 1: Get accepted to Carroll University
The university uses a rolling admission process which means once an application is complete (application, high school report form, high school transcript and optional standardized test score) an admission decision will be made. We highly recommend that this step be completed in fall of your senior year. Students cannot receive financial aid until they are accepted to Carroll.
Step 2: Carroll will award an academic merit scholarship to qualified students
Merit scholarships are awarded at the time of a student’s acceptance. The scholarships are based on the student’s academic record. Learn more about these scholarships and the amounts.
Step 3: Submit your FAFSA
Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. If you are not eligible or not interested in completing the FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
- Apply for FSA ID (student and parent) when logging into www.fafsa.gov.
- Follow the instructions and complete all questions.
- Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool while completing the FAFSA.
- Carroll's FAFSA school code is 003838. By including this number on your FAFSA, your results will be sent directly to us.
- Print out a copy of your completed FAFSA for your records.
- Submit your FAFSA to the Department of Education.
The federal government usually takes 2–3 days to process the application.
Step 4: Apply for departmental and/or talent scholarships at Carroll
Once you are accepted to Carroll University, check out the special departmental and/or talent scholarships that Carroll offers. Note the requirements for applying, the process for applying and the deadline for the scholarships.
Step 5: Apply for local, regional and national outside scholarships for which you may qualify
Check with your high school guidance office, chamber of commerce, parents' employers and any free scholarship websites like fastweb.com, etc. At Carroll, typically any outside scholarship you receive will go 100% to your benefit. Any aid coming from the federal government, state, or institution will automatically be included in your award once you file the FAFSA.
Step 6: Get your Financial Aid Award
Once the Financial Aid Office receives your FAFSA or notification that you will not be completing a FAFSA, we will notify you via email and postcard when your financial aid award has been completed.
Log in to your Carroll portal account to view, accept, decline or modify your Financial Aid Award.
If you have any special or unusual circumstances that the FAFSA does not reflect, please contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262.524.7296.