Required Forms

To apply for financial aid, you must complete the following forms.

  • Erikson supplemental financial aid application form

    The form may be completed on screen using Adobe Acrobat and printed. Return form by March 1 (or October 1 for the online programs, M.S. in Early Childhood Education and Bilingual/English as a Second Language Certificate) to:

    Erikson Institute
    Financial Aid Office
    451 North LaSalle Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60654-4510

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

    You must have a personal identification number (PIN) to complete your Renewal FAFSA on the Web. If you do not have a PIN issued by the Department of Education, you may apply for one online at www.pin.ed.gov. If you do not obtain a PIN, you must mail a signature page after completing the FAFSA online.

    Submitting the FAFSA is free. There is no application or processing fee.

Deadlines

To be considered for Erikson scholarships, need-based grants, and/or federal loans, you must submit the FAFSA and the Erikson supplemental financial aid application each academic year. We do not require a separate application for Erikson fellowships, scholarships or need-based grants.

For priority consideration for fellowships, scholarships and need-based grants, you should submit financial aid application materials by March 1. We will continue to award financial aid to students who apply after this date; however, awarding of fellowships, scholarships and need-based grants is contingent upon funds available after March 1.

Checklist: 2014-15 Financial Aid

  • Gather 2013 federal income tax documents (W-2s, tax forms, etc.) and current checking and/or savings account and investment information.
  • If you do not have a Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN), apply for a PIN via www.pin.ed.gov.
  • Submit 2014-15 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Submit 2014-15 Erikson Supplemental Financial Aid Application to Erikson by March 1, 2014 (October 1, 2013 for the online programs, M.S. in Early Childhood Education and Bilingual/English as a Second Language Certificate) for priority consideration.
  • Receive financial aid award letter (beginning in late March/late October).
  • Return signed award letter to Erikson’s Financial Aid Office.
  • If receiving federal student loans, complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and loan entrance counseling online at studentloans.gov.