Financial Aid Links and Resources

 Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)

You must apply for a FSA ID to be used each year to electronically complete the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.

  Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education

A one-stop resource to all Arizona state grants, scholarships and forgivable loans.

 SALT Money

ASA is a free membership program provided to YC students to help them take charge of their finances during college and beyond. Go to our SALT page for more information.

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  FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

Financial aid can be confusing sometimes. The Smart Student Guide can help you understand the issues and make smarter decisions.

  Federal Student Aid Website

Information and tools provided by the Department of Education to make it easier for students to get the information they need to make important decisions about planning and paying for college.

  Direct Loan Promissory Note

Borrowers are required to complete and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) with the Department of Education before loan funds can be disbursed. You can sign your MPN at

  Direct Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling

Students borrowing federal subsidized/unsubsidized student loans or PLUS loans for the first time at Yavapai College must complete entrance counseling. When student borrowers graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment they must complete Exit Counseling. Go to for more information.

 Project Scholarship Scam

Need money for college? Doesn't everybody? Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. Visit this website to stay informed. And, make sure when you are filling out the FAFSA, it is free, scammers have setup websites to trick students and parents into paying to fill out the FAFSA.

 US Department of Education

The official U.S. Department of Education website ( which promotes educational excellence for all Americans.

  Tribal Scholarship Resources

Native American students interested in applying for tribal scholarships must complete a FAFSA and be awarded eligible federal financial aid. Students must also complete all of their tribal scholarship requirements. Grant applications are only available from the education officer of the tribe in which you are affiliated or possess membership. Please call your tribe for more information (see list of Tribal Addresses below under Additional Resources).

The following documents are required by most tribal scholarship offices:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Tribal Financial Need Analysis (FNA)
  • Letter of admission for new students
  • Verification of enrollment for continuing students
  • Certificate of Indian blood

Additional Resources

BIE Higher Ed Grant Program Scholarship Information Packet

Tribal Addresses

Bureau of Indian Education Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Aid for Native Americans

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

American Indian College Fund

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

 Affordable Schools Online has information to help guide you through the financial aid process with information on everything from the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to how colleges determine a student's financial need.