Applying for Financial Aid

Learn how to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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:

  • Visit the FAFSA website and either login or start a new FAFSA.
  • Use information from your completed Federal income tax return and W-2s. If you are unable to complete the application in a single visit, you may save your progress and finish it later.
  • List JBU's school code (001100) on your FAFSA. JBU's Financial Aid Office will receive your results within 10 days of submitting the FAFSA application. The Financial Aid Office will either send you an electronic award letter or request more information.

Note: You must have submitted your JBU application 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