Financial Aid Process
Making college affordable.
Your college education is an affordable first step toward your pursuit of a professional future. By following the directions below you will be able to easily navigate financial aid to help you pay for college.
Step 1: Fill out the FAFSA form.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step for receiving financial aid and used to determine how much money you will receive from several major forms of financial aid. Submitting this form is the most important step to getting financial aid for college.
Watch FAFSA Overview video to learn how.
Completing the FASFA and submitting this form is the most important step to get getting financial aid. Make sure to use Keystone’s school code: 003280.
Step 2: Pennsylvania residents should complete the Pennsylvania State Grant application
After completing your FAFSA, you will need to log into the PHEEA website for state grants.
Step 3: Award Notification.
After you submit your FAFSA, our financial aid office will send you an electronic copy of your financial aid award letter within two weeks of receiving the file from the U.S. Department of Education. Also, the same letter will be mailed to your home address. This information will be available and current on the MyKC student portal, as well.
Step 4: Learn about your options to pay for college.
View the different types of financial aid available and the options you have to make college affordable.
Step 5: Complete all paperwork.
Complete all paperwork needed for each source of your college funding. If you are interested in participating in the Federal Direct Loan program, go to Studentloans.gov and complete your Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note.