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Steps in Applying

Apply early for need-based aid! This improves your chances for getting the maximum aid for which you are eligible.

We give priority to applications which are complete in our office and ready for our review by mid-March. To meet this deadline, you should complete and submit all applications and forms no later than mid-February.

Unless the student is a continuing student, no aid is awarded until the student has been accepted for admission to Elon University; however, you should not wait until you have been accepted to apply for aid.

The FAFSA can be obtained from virtually any high school guidance office, many public libraries and Elon. The PROFILE registration packet may be obtained from most high school guidance offices as well as from Elon. Both the FAFSA and the PROFILE are also available online.

  1. If you are interested in federal aid only, as soon after January 1 as possible but before mid-February, complete and submit the FAFSA.

  2. If you are interested in all types of aid, as soon as possible after January 1 but before mid-February, complete and submit the PROFILE in addition to the FAFSA.

  3. Before mid-March, complete and submit an Elon University Financial Aid Application.

  4. Notify Elon's Office of Financial Planning of any scholarships, grants, loans or other assistance you will be receiving from any source other than Elon University. Such notification is required by federal regulation as well as institutional policy.