If you want to begin exploring your financial aid options and get an early start on the financial aid process, FAFSA4caster is for you!
This web site provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the financial aid process; become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are available; and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships.
The FAFSA4caster will calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for you and give you an idea of your eligibility for Federal student aid, such as grants, loans, and student employment programs.
If you are interested in receiving an estimated financial aid package from Trine University, contact the Financial Aid Office and provide your EFC from the FAFSA4caster.
If you are a senior in high school on or after September 1, 2009, you are able to submit your EFC to the Office of Financial Aid for an estimated Trine financial aid package. If it is after Dec. 31, 2009—you are no longer able to submit this form to our office for an estimated award. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required to calculate financial aid packages. You can begin to complete the FAFSA on or after January 1, 2010.
Please keep in mind that the financial aid package provided is an estimate only and it is as accurate as the information you provide to the FAFSA4caster. If you did not provide accurate information then the estimate will not be accurate.
Also, the estimated financial aid package will be based on the current year’s tuition and room & board costs. The actual financial aid package that you would receive would be based upon next year’s actual costs and updated information you and your family provides on the FAFSA.
When you're ready to apply for aid, you can easily transition from FAFSA4caster to FAFSA on the Web. Much of the information that you enter in the FAFSA4caster will populate your FAFSA on the Web application, making the experience of applying for federal student aid a lot easier.