Guide to Applying for Financial Aid

Learn more about the financial aid process

JBU School Code: 001100

In order to apply for federal and state grants and loans--including Pell grants and the Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarship--you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


How to complete your FAFSA:

1. Go to FAFSA on the web.

2. Register for a PIN.

  • If you've never had a PIN, create your PIN. Supply your social security number, date of birth, and last name to confirm your identity.
  • If you've had a PIN but cannot remember your number, go to the PIN website and select "Request a Duplicate PIN." Enter the information requested (SSN, DOB and last name) and select "Display Now." Your PIN will be shown to you immediately. Your PIN will be used to electronically sign your FAFSA.
  • If you have questions during this process, call the Federal Aid Information Center toll-free at 800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243). Representatives are available 8 a.m. until midnight, CST.

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Return to the FAFSA website.
  • Use information from your completed 2013 Federal income tax return and W-2s. If you are unable to complete the application at that time, you may save what you've completed and finish it later.

4. List JBU's school code (001100) on your FAFSA.

By listing JBU’s school code on your FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will receive your results within 10 days of submitting the FAFSA application.  The Financial Aid Office will contact you with either an electronic award letter or request for more information.

Note: You must be a JBU admission applicant for financial aid to be processed.


Financial Aid Verification

Approximately one-third of all students are selected by the U.S. Department of Education for financial aid verification. Verification checks the accuracy of information on the FAFSA with your actual tax return. 

If you are selected for verification, you will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office with instructions on how to complete the verification process