Top 10 Tips

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Here at SEARK we understand that the Financial Aid process can be a bit confusing, so we have created a list of the ten most helpful tips that be used to make the process as easy as possible. They are…

Top 10 Tips

10.   Complete your FAFSA early (by April 15) for priority processing. The SEARK College Title IV code is 014893.

9.     Keep copies of all Financial Aid documents (sent and received) in a designated file.

8.     Include your name and student ID on all documents. If the Student ID is unknown, include your social security number or date of birth.

7.     Return documents in a timely manner. The sooner we receive them, the sooner we process them. Keep in mind copies are best; originals may be lost or destroyed.

6.     You can check your Financial Aid status using the Self Service tool or by calling the Financial Aid office at (870) 543-5909 or 1-888-732-7582 (option 2).

5.     Complete documents thoroughly. More information is better than too little.

4.     Send all Financial Aid documents and correspondence to:
        Southeast Arkansas College
        Financial Aid Office
        1900 Hazel St. Pine Bluff, AR  71603-3900
        FAX # (870) 244-8271

3.     Update changes (in writing) with Registrar's Office. Changes may include, but are not limited to: name, address, phone number, Program of Study, and/or number of credits you are taking. These changes need to be made as soon as possible to insure timely processing of your Financial Aid.

2.     Be aware of important dates for students (i.e. date tuition and fees are due, last day to drop, etc.). These may also affect your Financial Aid.