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Apply for Federal Financial Aid

Applying for Federal Financial Aid -  FAFSA

To apply for Federal financial aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed. Students may apply through FAFSA on the Web at or by using the FAFSA mobile app. There is no charge to have an application processed. The federal deadline to apply for Federal Title IV funds is June 30th of the award year. For the 2021-22 award year, a student may submit a FAFSA between October 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022.

Barton Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester (August - December) - July 1
Spring Semester (January - May) - November 1
Summer Semester (June - July) - April 1

  • For a step by step guide on applying for Federal Financial Aid you can follow the  Application Process for Federal Financial Aid.
  • For a video on how to complete a FAFSA using the myStudentAid mobile app please click here
  • For frequently asked questions on filling out the FAFSA, please click here

Federal Financial Aid Requirements and Information

Many questions can arise when completing an application for Federal Student Aid.  Consider the following information when applying for Federal Financial Aid.

Click on each link for more information.

> Eligibility 
> Dependency Status
> Special Circumstances
> Verification
> Determining Need
> Eligible Programs and Locations
> Unusual Enrollment History

Students interested in receiving Federal Financial Aid through Barton Community College are also required to complete a Barton Admissions Application.