Financial Aid for Online Students

At Harrison College, we are committed to supporting you through life’s obstacles, including financial barriers, you may face while attending college. As a student taking online courses, you can consult with one of our financial aid analysts to understand your financial aid options.

During your financial aid appointment with a financial aid analyst, you will submit a financial aid plan that will allow you to find the best solution to help you gain an education.

We have created a list below of all the important steps you need to finish in order to receive financial aid. If you have any questions, speak with a financial aid analyst by calling 888.544.4422.

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Financial Aid Checklist for Online Students

All Online Students

  • Apply for a U.S. Department of Education personal identification number (PIN) here.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here.
    • Use your PIN instead of your signature, and be sure to fill out the FAFSA using last year’s tax information.
    • Use the IRS Database Retrieval tool to import your tax information into your FAFSA application.
    • Contact your financial aid analyst to confirm your specific Harrison location's school code.
  • Read and complete the Student Financial Aid List of References and Authorization form.
  • Attend an online entrance counseling session. Learn more and sign up here.
  • Apply for a Stafford Master Promissory Note. Learn more and apply here.
  • Choose and complete the following loan application:

Dependent Students

To find out if you are considered a dependent, view this helpful graphic.

If you qualify as a dependent:

  • Your parent must apply for a U.S. Department of Education PIN number here.
  • Your parent should also use the IRS Database Retrieval tool to import last year’s tax information into the FAFSA application.
  • A document will be sent to your parent to be completed in order to provide approval to run a Parent Plus Credit check.


If you have served for any length of time in any military service branch, you are considered a veteran.

  • As a veteran, you must provide the following information to your Financial Aid Analyst: