In general, the financial assistance to students is provided before the commencement of the program. You should make a list of schools or colleges that you wish to attend to, provided you are given the financial aid. You should apply in the first six months of the year but keep in mind that most financial assistance offers expires at the end of January.
Take the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and fill it out. You can acquire this form from the post secondary education office. You should fill out the form with black ink unless advised otherwise.
You will be required to provide the general information about yourself. It is a must.
Now you will have to write down your financial information. Here, you will tell them about your total family members and their accumulated income.
Make sure that you apply to several schools as this will increase your chances of getting the scholarship.
After giving complete and accurate information about yourself, sign the application form.
Keep a photocopy of the file for your record and wait for the results.