Helpful Hints


  • Helpful Hints ImageApply early. FAFSA application forms are available January 1 each year. Berry College school identification number is 001554 and should be entered when you list schools to which the information should be sent.
  • Read instructions carefully. Incomplete applications can delay your financial aid. 
  • Make copies of all tax transcripts and your application. We may ask you for copies. Do not submit these unless we notify you that we need them. 
  • List your Name and Student ID number on all documents submitted to the Financial Aid Office. 
  • Respond promptly to all information requests from our office and the federal processor. 
  • Keep your address current with Berry College by logging in to VikingWeb
  • After you receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor, communicate any questions, concerns, or changes in your financial status to a financial aid staff member. 
  • Follow up. Periodically check the status of your financial aid file. Required documents and awards may be found on VikingWeb, our online registration system. Log in to VikingWeb and choose ‘View My Financial Aid’. 
  • Plan ahead. If you delay in filing the FAFSA, your financial aid may not be available by the first day of classes.  
  • Purchasing your textbooks is your responsibility. Plan your budget carefully.   
  • If you are a transfer student, you will need to have your academic transcripts mailed to the Berry College Admission Office. Transcripts will be required from each post-secondary school previously attended. 
  • You must be either degree-seeking or enrolled in an authorized certificate program to be eligible for financial aid. 

IMPORTANT:
If you are interested in receiving scholarships and student financial aid for the summer, you must complete a Berry Summer Aid Application through your VikingWeb financial aid account. Your file will not be reviewed for summer financial aid, including Federal Direct Loans, unless you complete this application.

If you were enrolled during the fall and spring terms, please visit the Office of Financial Aid if you would like to discuss your financial aid eligibility for the summer term.