Financial aid links

The FSA ID - a username and password - has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites, including the FAFSA.  Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.  If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one by logging in to Create an FSA ID.

FAFSA on the Web 
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
If you are a first-time Federal Direct Loan borrower you must complete the MPN before your loan funds can be released.  

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Application and Master Promissory Note (MPN)
Parents applying for a PLUS Loan are required to complete both an application and an 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.

Entrance loan counseling
Complete the mandatory loan entrance counseling session online at any time.

Exit loan counseling
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.

Student Aid on the Web
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.