Financial aid links
Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Completing the FAFSA online can be done using an electronic signature or PIN (Personal Identification Number). Both the student and one parent must have a PIN in order to sign the FAFSA electronically. Your PIN is also required to complete the federal loan process and to access the National Student Loan Data System.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.
If you are a first-time Federal Direct Loan borrower you must complete the MPN before your loan funds can be released.
Entrance loan counseling
Complete the mandatory loan entrance counseling session online at any time.
Parents applying for a PLUS Loan are required to complete both an application and a MPN. Returning parent PLUS borrowers must complete a new application each academic year. The MPN is an agreement to repay loan funds the parent borrows on behalf of the student.
Students that graduate, withdraw, transfer or otherwise cease attendance at Bluffton must complete the mandatory loan exit counseling session. Students will be contacted by the financial aid office with further instructions.
OASFAA Financial Aid Resource Page
Information on this site is useful in your search to make higher education affordable for both parents and students.
The National Center for Education Statistics opened this new Web site with hundreds of pages of student aid information. Students can read about the application process for financial aid and use a calculator to determine how much they need to save for college.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
This site has information on federal grants and loans.