Financial Aid Qualifications 

  • Apply for and be accepted into a program that qualifies for financial aid.
  • File the 2023-2024 FAFSA for Spring 2024 and Summer 2024
  • File the 2024-2025 FAFSA for Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025.
  • Enroll in classes that are required for your program. 
  • Enroll in at least six credits to qualify for federal direct loans and state grants. 
  • Be a US Citizen, a National or permanent resident of the United States. 
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service for state grants.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Nicolet College's Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Financial Aid Advisor with student

Students apply for federal aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for all types of aid which include federal and state grants, student loans, and Federal Work Study.  

Students need to apply each academic year. 

The FAFSA for the upcoming year is generally available in October each year, but no later than December 31.

Nicolet College’s Federal School Code is 008919.

Create a Federal Student Aid ID

Each contributor to your FAFSA needs their own Federal Student Aid ID (FSA-ID). This includes your spouse, if you filed separate tax returns or got married since filing the taxes used for the FAFSA, or your parent(s) if you are a dependent student.

You will need to create your FSA-ID one week before completing your FAFSA. Use a personal email address to create your FSA-ID. Because your FSA-ID will be permanent, you need to use an email address that you can always access. You cannot share email addresses or phone numbers with another contributor.

Click here to create your FSA-ID.

After you set up your FSA-ID and have established your personal username and password, keep it in a secure place. We recommend recording the phone number and email address you used to create your account as well as your security questions and answers.

Get Organized

To complete the FAFSA you will need information from your federal tax return (form 1040 and schedules 1, 2, and 3 if completed). For the 2023-2024 FAFSA, 2021 income will be used. For the 2024-2025 FAFSA, 2022 income will be used.  

You will also need the amount of child support paid or received, the net worth of any businesses or farms you own, the dollar amount of any pension or IRA rollovers, and bank account balances. If you are a dependent student, your parent(s) will need to complete a portion of the FAFSA. Have their full name, birthdate, and Social Security number ready so that you can invite them to complete their portion.

Complete the FAFSA

When you have received the email from verifying your FSA-ID, and you have gathered all of your documents, log in to the FAFSA® Application Federal Student Aid using your FSA ID username and password. Click Start a New FAFSA and make sure you are completing the correct academic year.

NOTE: Complete every question and enter zero instead of leaving a box blank. The ‘Help and Hints’ box displays may help you to complete a question. Nicolet’s School Code is 008919. 

Submit Your FAFSA

At the end of your FAFSA application you will agree to terms, sign, and submit the FAFSA. You should then see a page confirming that your application has been received, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail.  

Renew Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

Beginning with the 2024 – 2025 aid year, the Student Aid Report (SAR) is being replaced with the FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS). Depending on the aid year, you will receive either the SAR or FSS via e-mail once you complete the FAFSA. Review this report carefully and verify the information is correct. If you see incorrect information, make corrections on your FAFSA by returning to Keep the SAR/FSS for your records. A corrected SAR/FSS will be issued when changes are made. The Nicolet Financial Aid office will receive your information electronically from the U.S. Department of Education. 

Please keep in mind that it generally takes at least three business days for the Financial Aid office to receive your FAFSA.