Follow these steps to apply to the Catherine Hinds Institute:
FSA ID and Password
You must create a FSA ID and password to electronically sign the FAFSA. This ID will be needed throughout the application and enrollment process. Please keep this ID and Password safe, yet accessible to you, as you will need it prior to graduation.
The FSA ID, the answers to the challenge questions, and the password are all important information that will be used time and again at different intervals. Please be sure to secure this information so that it can be recalled when necessary.
Parents of dependent students will need to use/create their own FSA ID.
If you have been locked out, cannot retrieve your FSA ID, or are having difficulty, call the FAFSA help line at 1-800-433-3243.
Completing and Submitting a FAFSA
Go to: https://studentaid.gov or Download the myStudentAid app (available in both Apple App Store or Google Play).
Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA using 2021 taxes and 2024-2025 FAFSA using 2022 taxes
Be sure to have your Federal tax returns available for your reference; use the actual financial data from your tax returns; do not guess or rely on memory. If given the option to use the IRS DRT (Data Retrieval Tool), we highly recommend you do so to eliminate errors in the financial section; the IRS DRT pulls your tax information directly from the IRS Database.
Parents of dependent students will complete their financial information using their tax returns for the corresponding years. They can also use the IRS data tool if applicable.
You must enter your name exactly as it appears on your Social Security Card.
Catherine Hinds School Code:015768, Grade Level — 1st Year, Degree or Certificate — Certificate Under 2 Years.
Working on Master’s/Doctorate Program? Answer, No, unless enrolled in a Master’s Program at another school. Catherine Hinds is a “Certificate Program.”
Once the FAFSA is complete, electronically sign your FAFSA with your FSA ID. Parents of dependent students must also sign the FAFSA with their own FSA ID.
It will take approximately 5-7 days for the school to receive your information.
Review your email regularly for communication from the Financial Aid Office as additional documentation may be required to determine aid. You may contact Director of Financial Aid, Terry Ann Henderson at 781.935.3344 ext. 227
Completing the Entrance Counseling
An online tutorial, necessary for borrowers to have a full understanding of their financial obligation.
Go to: https://studentaid.gov or Download the myStudentAid app (available in both Apple App Store or Google Play)