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Financial Aid Checklist

Financial aid includes both grants and loans, which help students and their families pay for college. Completing all items
on this financial aid checklist allows the College to determine your eligibility for federal funding. Students who are not planning to use federal financial aid should contact their Admissions Representative for next steps.


Login to Student Self-Service

Access your Student Self-Service Portal to complete your financial aid requirements at

An email with your login information will be sent to you within 24-48 hours of submitting your online application.

If you are unable to locate your login information, go to the Galen Password Reset page at


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Go to and log in using your FSA ID.

  • Before you start, make sure you have your Social Security number, tax information, and Galen school code 015924
  • If you are younger than 24, you may be required to provide your parents’ financial information when completing the FAFSA. To find out more, visit
  • Reference the FAFSA Tip Sheet to save time and submit fewer documents.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool option to prevent errors


Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note

HAVE READY: FSA ID • Driver’s license number • Social Security number • Two personal references who do not live together or with you. You will need their complete addresses and phone numbers.

  • Go to
  • Click LOG IN and sign in with your FSA ID
  • Click COMPLETE LOAN COUNSELING and follow the instructions. First-time loan borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling; previous loan borrowers can complete either Financial Awareness Counseling or Entrance Counseling
  • Click COMPLETE LOAN AGREEMENT (Master Promissory Note) and follow the instructions to complete MPN for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans

Check Your E-Mail Often and Stay in Touch!

Completion of these steps will allow for the determination of your eligibility for federal funding.
We will e-mail you if further information is needed to finalize your financial aid package.
An email will be sent when your financial aid award letter has been completed
and is available to view on the student portal.