How to apply

The first step in applying for financial aid is to apply for your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). Once you have your FSA ID, you may complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a federal government form that determines your eligibility to receive aid.

By submitting your FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for all types of aid, with the exception of the following:

  • institutional aid
  • athletic aid
  • music scholarships
  • alternative loans

FAFSA Checklist and Tips

Before completing your FAFSA, review the following:

  • Make sure to record your FSA ID and keep it handy.
  • Johnson C. Smith University’s Title IV School Code is 002936.
  • List everyone residing in your household, including yourself.
  • Income information for all parties must be submitted on the application, including parents.

Since financial aid is limited, don’t wait until the deadline - apply early!

Click here to get your FSA ID.

Click here to get your FAFSA started.


The information on this page is maintained by the Financial Aid Department. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.378.1035.