Continuing students who wish to renew their need-based financial aid for the next academic year must file a renewal FAFSA. March 1 is the annual FAFSA completion deadline established by Sinclair.
The renewal FAFSA may be filed electronically beginning October 1 of each year.
When completing the renewal FAFSA online the student and parent will log in using their unique FSA ID username and password. We encourage tax filers to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA. This allows the information filed with the IRS to transfer to the FAFSA - streamlining the application process and reducing the amount of documentation we may need now or in the future.
Regularly check your @sinclair.edu email account and Financial Aid Portal. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office may notify you via your Sinclair email or Financial Aid Portal anytime during the application process or the academic year that additional forms and/or documentation must be submitted. Please check your portal frequently.
If selected for verification, you are required to submit the requested documents to the Financial Aid & Scholarships office through FA Online Forms. Financial aid cannot be awarded until all required documents are submitted and reviewed.
Returning students who file the FAFSA and submit required documents by the deadline will receive notification their offer is available for review on their Financial Aid Portal. Notification of the student's offer or changes to the offer are posted on the Financial Aid Portal.