Applying for Federal Student Aid

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

The first step in qualifying for federal financial assistance is completing the FAFSA at

Be sure to include Chamberlain’s school code: 006385.

Note: If you attend our Indianapolis campus, or are an Indiana state resident enrolled in our RN to BSN program option, please include school code E02182 as your first school code (in addition to 006385) to be considered for Indiana state grant funds.

The FAFSA serves as an application for all federal – and most state – student aid programs. The information reported on the FAFSA is used to determine an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). An EFC determines eligibility for need-based aid, such as the Pell Grant and Federal Direct Subsidized Loans. Financial aid eligibility is determined by subtracting the EFC from the total estimated educational expenses.

The FAFSA becomes available every October 1. Chamberlain’s priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is March 1. The FAFSA should be filed within two weeks of the application for admission and must be renewed each year. Prompt submission assures consideration for maximum available financial aid. For Federal and State aid specific deadlines, visit

After the FAFSA has been processed, the student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The student and/or family must review the SAR for accuracy and notify the financial aid office of any necessary corrections.

Assistance packages are developed using information from the FAFSA and any supplemental documents. The foundation for all assistance packages is contributions from student and family income and assets. Chamberlain provides students with award letters indicating the amount of financial aid for which they may be eligible and sources from which the aid may be received.

Reinstated/readmitted students may be considered for financial aid if they meet all eligibility requirements.

Chamberlain complies with all applicable state and federal equal credit opportunity laws; however, Chamberlain cannot guarantee financial assistance or credit to any student.

FAFSA® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Education.

To contact a Student Finance Advisor call 877-751-5783 and select the appropriate prompts.