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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-November. To meet this deadline, you should complete and submit all applications as soon as possible after October 1 for review in late January.

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, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your application should be complete, in our office and ready for review by mid-November. 

  2. If you are interested in all types of aid, complete and submit both the CSS PROFILE and the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. 

  3. 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.