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Financial Aid

FAFSA How to Apply, Step-by-Step


College of Menominee Nation's Federal School Code: 031251


Students requesting financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As the name states, the FAFSA is free and can be filed on the web to eliminate delays in processing. To be considered for the maximum number of financial aid sources, students should submit their FAFSA as soon as possible. Students should be aware that some forms of financial aid are limited. Note: Outside funding sources (such as certain tribal grants) may have earlier deadlines.


Students seeking funding from outside agencies such as tribal funding or veterans benefits may be required to follow additional steps.


Follow these steps to apply for Financial Aid. Contact us afterwards if you have any questions.


Step 1
  • The FSA ID acts as an electronic signature on the FAFSA.
  • If you are a dependent student, your parents are encouraged to also create an FSA ID.
Step 2
  • Complete as soon as possible after October 1
  • Consider using IRS Data Retrieval when completing your FAFSA. Some students can use the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval option to link to the IRS and transfer tax return data to their FAFSA.
Step 3
  • Enrolled Tribal members should contact their Higher Education department to complete and submit their Indian Scholarship application for the BIA Grant. Every tribe will have their own set deadlines and required documents. Please check with your tribe for further questions.
Step 4
  • The SAR will arrive by e-mail. The SAR summarizes the information provided on the FAFSA and indicates the Estimated Faily Contribution (EFC). The EFC is subtracted from the College of Menominee Nation Cost of Attendance (COA) to arrive at your 'Financial Need.'
  • If you have not received the SAR or if you would like to check the status of your FAFSA, you may use any of the following options: go to or call 800-433-3243.
Step 5
  • If any corrections are necessary, go to and sign in with your FSA ID.
  • Select ‘Make Corrections to a processed FAFSA.’
  • Re-submit FAFSA once updates are completed.
Step 6
  • We receive your FAFSA 72 hours after submission.
  • If we need additional information we will contact you by e-mail.
  • If we request tax documents, we will need an official Tax Return Transcript. For details on how to obtain these see Other documents such as W-2 forms or Verification Documents may be requested as well.
  • Students can track which forms have been received and which are still needed by tracking your status at My Empower.
Step 7
  • You will be sent an e-mail which will give you instructions for accepting your financial aid online.
  • Students can accept their financial aid at My Empower.
Step 8
  • You can track which funds have been disbursed into your tuition account by accessing your My Empower.
  • In the Financials Tab, click on Billing Detail Summary. You can see all aid applied to your account, financial aid still pending, your tuition balance, and any refunds that were sent to you.



Financial Aid is given on an annual basis. A student must reapply each year.


Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress


Summer Aid is based off of the FAFSA from Fall and Spring.


Important Note Concerning Your Address and E-mail: We send most correspondence to students at their College of Menominee Nation student e-mail address and/or mailing address. To keep both addresses current, please check and update your information frequently.