As a reminder, follow your instructions on Processing your Notice of Award.

Before you file – Prepare

☐ Establish an FSA ID for the student as well as one for one parent. An FSA ID is a username and password that must be used to log in to Department of Education websites and will be used to electronically sign the FAFSA. Create your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov.

Ready to File

☐ File the FAFSA on or after October 1 at www.fafsa.gov.

☐ We strongly suggest using the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to directly import your financial information into the application.

☐   St. Thomas Aquinas College school code is 002832.

☐ Have the following items for BOTH the student and filing parents handy when you sit down to file the FAFSA:


Verification is a process by which a college’s Financial Aid Office may request additional financial or tax information from a family.

☐ Inceptia is the College’s Verification servicer.  Promptly respond to all requests for additional information or documentation as any delay can prolong the financial aid process. Example: Families may be asked to submit an IRS Tax Tax Transcript or utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

File TAp application

☐ New York State Residents Only: If you are a New York State resident you may be eligible for grant money from NY State.  File the TAP application on-line at www.HESC.ny.gov.   The school code for St. Thomas Aquinas College is 0830.  If you have any problems completing your TAP application on line, please call NYS at 1-888-697-4372.