2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal and state grants and federal loans. It is also required of all U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking institutional aid from the college.

You will be using your prior-prior year tax return (2021 return) to complete the FAFSA. We recommend you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, found within the FAFSA to import your tax information easily and accurately.

The FAFSA school code for Thomas Aquinas College is 023580. The same code is used whether you plan to attend the California campus or the New England campus.

A link to the FAFSA and other helpful resources are shown below:

 

2023-24 Confidential Financial Aid Application

The Confidential Financial Aid Application (CFAA) is Thomas Aquinas College's application for students from the U.S. seeking need-based institutional aid (work-study and grant aid provided by the College). After completing the CFAA, you will need to upload the document through the Financial Aid Office's Secure File Upload Portal.

 

2023-24 Cal Grant Application (California residents only)

California residents may be eligible for a $9,358 Cal Grant award. The application filing deadline is March 2, 2023 (postmark deadline). File early in order to have time to correct any problems. It takes TWO forms to apply for a Cal Grant: a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form and a 2023-24 FAFSA. (If your high school submits your GPA directly to the California Student Aid Commission on your behalf, you do not have to complete a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.)

Incoming Freshmen and returning Sophomores in 2023-24:  Since you have fewer than 24 college credits from Thomas Aquinas College as of March 2023, you must submit a high school GPA or a qualifying GPA from a prior college. Some schools will do this electronically for you. Check with your school to see if they will be submitting your GPA for you.

Homeschooled students: see How to Apply for the Cal Grant to see whether you need to submit a test score report in lieu of a GPA.

College Juniors and Seniors in 2023-24:  Since you have more than 24 college credits as of March 2023, Thomas Aquinas College will submit your college GPA electronically on your behalf by March 2, 2023.

Not sure if your GPA was submitted? The status of your Cal Grant application can be checked at WebGrants for Students.

Questions? See How to Apply for the Cal Grant for more information or contact the Financial Aid Office at Thomas Aquinas College. We will be happy to help you.

 

2023-24 CSS Profile (international students only)

The CSS Profile is used to determine an international student's eligibility for Thomas Aquinas College’s institutional, need-based work-study program and grant program.

The CSS Profile code for Thomas Aquinas College is 4828. The same code is used whether you plan to attend the California campus or the New England campus.

There is a $25 fee to complete the CSS Profile. A link to the CSS Profile and other helpful resources are shown below:

If you have questions as you are completing the CSS Profile, the College Board's Customer Service provides excellent help via email, online chat, and phone.

 

2023-24 Noncustodial Parent Statement

If a U.S. student's parents are separated or divorced, the Noncustodial Parent Statement (NPS) must be completed by the noncustodial parent and submitted together with a signed copy of the noncustodial parent's 2021 federal tax return with all schedules and W-2s.

If an international student’s parents are separated or divorced, a Noncustodial CSS Profile must be completed by the noncustodial parent and submitted together with a signed copy of the noncustodial parent's 2021 federal tax return and income statements.

 

Parent Loan Options

If you are looking for help to finance some or all of the cost of your child's education, this information sheet covers four options that may be available to you.

 

Private Education Loan Self-Certification form

A lender disbursing a private education loan must obtain a self-certification signed by the applicant before disbursing a private education loan. We make that form available here:

 

Tax Benefits for Education

These links provide helpful information about tax benefits for education:

 

The PDF files listed above require Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from Adobe. Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 or higher allows you to save the fillable PDF on your computer for reference.

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our forms, please contact the Financial Aid Office.