Financial Aid Checklist

The Office of Financial Planning and its team of financial aid professionals is committed to providing you the assistance necessary to finance your educational goals. If you elect to receive federal student loans you’ll need to complete the steps below. If at any point in the process you have questions or need assistance, please contact Palmer’s Office of Financial Planning at (563) 884-5740.

Step 1 (Skip to Step 2 if you have completed your 2014-2015 FAFSA)

Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – https://fafsa.ed.gov/

You’ll need:
  • Federal Student Aid PIN
  • 2013 Tax Return (you may indicate on FAFSA if you didn’t file)
  • Social Security Number
  • Current driver’s license number

** Palmer College of Chiropractic’s school code is 012300

Step 2

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling – Graduate/Professional – www.studentloans.gov

You’ll need:
  • Social Security Number
  • Federal Student Aid PIN

Step 3

Complete Direct Loan Master Promissory Note – www.studentloans.gov

You’ll need:
  • Social Security Number
  • Current driver’s license number
  • Two references that don’t share the same address
  • Federal Student Aid PIN

After reviewing your budget and talking with your financial aid officer, you may determine additional aid is needed to cover the cost of attendance. Students may apply for the Direct PLUS loans to fill unmet need beyond the Stafford maximum by completing Step 4 listed below. Please note that Direct PLUS loans are credit-based and are only available to those who qualify.

Step 4

Complete Direct PLUS loan application/credit check and Direct Loan Master Promissory Note – www.studentloans.gov

You’ll need:
  • Social Security Number
  • Current driver’s license number
  • Two references that don’t share the same address
  • Federal Student Aid PIN
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