Applying for Financial Aid

NEW for 2015-2016 Application Cycle

Upload Documents into Self-Service Banner (SSB):  To be considered for federal or institutional funding, please apply through our secured SSB system using pdf of forms below.

SSB UPLOAD:  In order to upload forms, fill out the forms, save on personal computer as pdf; and then upload saved form via SSB.  

Helpful Hints:  Please do not include extra periods in the file name, myFile.pdf, for example.  Scan in black and white and at a low resolution (200-300 dpi).

Need a Scanner?  AMS Library has a scanner and step-by-step instructions available.  Quick Tip:  Scan in black and white which automatically reduces file size.

Deadline: April 1, 2015 for AMS need-based scholarship and loan funding consideration.  Late filers may be waitlisted for institutional sources of aid.

Federal Aid

  If you wish to apply only for federal aid, please submit the following:

E-file tax returns at least two weeks prior to submitting FAFSA to ensure tax information is processed by the IRS in time to be retrieved electronically into FAFSA via the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). AMS students are not required to provide parent information on the FAFSA.

Institutional Aid 

If you wish to apply only for institutional aid as well as federal aid, please submit the following:

*Please note: If parents plan to request a tax extension, we require the following forms by the April 1 deadline:

  • Copy of tax extension form
  • 2013 parental federal tax returns, tax schedules, and W-2 forms
  • 2014 W-2 forms (2014 tax returns need to be submitted upon completion).

Please review our FINANCIAL AID GUIDE and FINANCIAL OVERVIEW FOR NEW STUDENTS documents to assist in the financial aid process.