Admissions: Financial Aid: Overview

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Financial Aid at Spelman

Early FAFSA2017-18 FAFSA Changes

The 2017-18 FAFSA will become available

October 1, 2016

Read more FAFSA Changes for 2017–18.


See Instructions for Completing Loans

The Office of Financial Aid exists to assist students in finding ways to finance their college education. The majority of funds administered by Spelman College’s Office of Financial Aid come from federal and state sources.  Spelman College will attempt to provide financial assistance to families who have been determined eligible based on the formula approved by Congress and used by the Department of Education.

At Spelman College, we value our students and are committed to making your education affordable. In addition to state and federal funds, the College invests from our own resources in support of financial aid programs to ensure that we attract students of high caliber who will enrich campus life with their academic and co-curricular achievements, and interests.

Last year, more than 85 percent of our students received some form of financial assistance to support their enrollment and success. Regardless of your family income, there are programs available to help finance the cost of your education. Learn more about the kinds of aid offered at Spelman College.

Instructions for Completing Federal Loans (Parents & Students)
and Private Loans

Alert2017-18 FAFSA is available Oct. 1, 2016.

Student must have a FAFSA on file for parent(s) to apply for a Parent (PLUS) Loan.

Student and parent(s) must have a FSA login and password in order to log in to complete the loan application(s).

Direct PARENT (PLUS) Loans

The portal will be open MAY 9, 2016 to complete PLUS loans for 2016 - 2017.

• Go to (click sign in, create a new FSA ID, then go back and log in again)
**not compatible with MAC system**
• Click on ‘Apply for a PLUS Loan’ (after completing application, approval or denial will be noted)
• If loan is approved, then, complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) on the same website

Direct STUDENT Stafford Loans (subsidized and/or unsubsidized)

All four steps must be completed.

• Go to, complete the form and SUBMIT
• Go to (click sign in, create a new FSA ID, then go back and log in again)
• Complete ‘Entrance Loan Counseling’ **not compatible with MAC system**
• On the same website (, complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Private Loans

If you would like to apply for an outside private loan, you may do so by going to

Keep in mind that the school does not regulate private loan interest rates and the student will need a ‘credit-worthy’ co-signer. You must also complete the ‘Self Certification’ form in order for the loan to be disbursed from the lender.

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