Steps for Success

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Step 1 Get a FSA ID from the federal web site.  Students and parents of dependent students must have their own individual FSA ID.

Step 2 Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • This application is free and can be completed online at
  • This information will be submitted to the Department of Education.
  • You will need Davenport's school code if you wish to have your FAFSA information sent to our Financial Aid Office; Davenport's school code is 002249.
  • The Department of Education will then determine your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), which determines your eligibility for various federal and state financial aid programs and for Davenport scholarships.

Step 3 Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) and make corrections if needed. 

Step 4 Review your status on the Davenportal and review all communication and submit any requests for additional information if required.

Step 5 If you are selected for Verification, be sure to send in the requested information quickly.

Step 6 Review your award letter on the Davenportal.

Step 7 If you requested Stafford Loans, you may need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (review the loan section under Types of Aid for additional information).

Step 8 If your Parents have applied for a PLUS loan, they will also need to complete a Master Promissory Note and a PLUS request form for processing.

You are required to complete a FAFSA every year.  Check out our page on FAFSA Renewal for the annual process and timeline.

Additional FAFSA information