You are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via the web at


Apply for your FSA ID

Each student and at least one parent should apply for an FSA ID.

Detailed instructions are available here.

Complete the FAFSA form

Go to and complete the FAFSA. Central College’s FAFSA school code is 001850.

The FAFSA is a FREE service. You should not pay to complete the form.

Get notified

Online processing time for the FAFSA takes 2-3 business days. The Department of Education will notify you that your application has been processed and will provide you with a Student Aid Report (SAR).

Iowa Tuition Grant

Students who are Iowa residents need to file the FAFSA by July 1 to be eligible for Iowa Tuition Grant. Note that your form must be received at the processor (not simply mailed) by this date.

Additional Assistance

Central College can assist you in filing the FAFSA. Contact Wayne Dille at 641-628-5336 or Donna Newendorp at 641-628-5187 for assistance. Also visit "Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA" for additional tips.

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