How to Apply for Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Apply in 5 Easy Steps With Our Financial Aid Checklist

1. Meet with a Keller Student Finance Professional

2. Get Prepared

3. Apply for Financial Aid

4. Discuss your Personalized Financial Plan

5. Execute Your Plan!

1. Meet with a Keller Student Finance Professional

Schedule an appointment with a Student Finance professional at the campus you will be attending. Online students can call 877-496-9050 to speak with a DeVry Online Student Services Finance professional. We're here to help you make sense of the application process and secure the financial assistance needed to finance your graduate education.

2. Get Prepared

Review the sections below to see if you are eligible to qualify for graduate federal financial assistance.

To qualify for federal financial assistance, you must:

  • Enroll as a degree-seeking student
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on a federal educational loan
  • Not owe an overpayment on a federal educational grant or loan
  • Register with Selective Service (if you are a male born on or after January 1, 1960, over 18 years of age and not currently in the armed forces)
3. Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for your Federal Student Aid PIN

To apply for your FSA PIN, visit: www.pin.ed.gov. If you do not already have a PIN or forgot your PIN, visit www.pin.ed.gov and follow the on-screen instructions.

Gather financial documents needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Identification

  • Social Security Number and Driver's License (or state ID)
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, documentation of your eligible noncitizen status

2013 Income and Tax Information

  • You and your spouse (if married) can access 2013 IRS tax return information to complete your 2014-2015 FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. If you are eligible, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons. 1) It is the easiest way to provide your tax data. 2) It is the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information. 3) You won't need to provide a copy of your tax transcript if you are selected for verification.
  • If you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you will need 2013 tax information to complete your 2014-2015 FAFSA. Please use the following as a guide to gather your documents:
    • Your 2013 federal income tax return (and your spouse's, if married)
    • W-2 forms or other records of income earned
    • Records of other untaxed income received, such as welfare benefits, Social Security, military or clergy allowances
    • Current bank statements and records of stocks, bonds and other investments
    • Business or farm records, if applicable

Complete the FAFSA

To complete your FAFSA online, visit: www.fafsa.ed.gov. You must list the school code for DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, 010727.

After completing your FAFSA, print the FAFSA Confirmation Page for your records.

If you have already completed a FAFSA for another school, click on "Make a Correction to a Processed FAFSA" and add our school code, 010727.

4. Discuss your Personalized Financial Plan

Schedule a meeting with your Student Finance professional to discuss your personalized financial plan.

5. Execute Your Plan!

Secure Your Loans

To secure your Federal Direct Loans, the U.S. Department of Education requires all borrowers to complete Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note.

  • Complete Loan Entrance Counseling online at studentloans.gov Sign-in using your Federal Student Aid PIN. Once there, click on "Complete Entrance Counseling." In the School and Loan Information section, choose Illinois to find Keller Graduate School of Management.
  • Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at studentloans.gov Sign-in using your Federal Student Aid PIN. Once there, click on "Complete Master Promissory Note." In the School and Loan Information section, choose Illinois to find Keller Graduate School of Management.
  • If you are utilizing a Graduate PLUS loan you will also need to complete an application/credit check authorization, along with Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note, all of which can be completed online at studentloans.gov.

Setup your profile

Login to your online account at my.keller.edu and navigate to "Student Account" to make your selections. Setup your Student Account by choosing "Manage Payment Plan(s)", "Sign up for Direct Deposit", and "Manage Account Authorizations".