Financial Aid Opportunities

Financial aid opportunities are available to help accepted students pay for their Ringling College education. There are various forms of financial aid available, including scholarships and grants, federal and private loans, campus jobs, and Federal Student Aid which families can apply for by filing the FAFSA application.

Applying for Federal Student Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it. In addition, there are a few sources of aid such as the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Parent PLUS Loan that are available regardless of need.

Submitting the FAFSA is free, and your information is confidential. Ringling College requires a two-step process for initiating the financial aid request for all programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid.

  1. Apply for admission to Ringling College.
  2. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the U.S. Department of Education.

The FAFSA is available online on Oct. 1 each year.

The Title IV code for Ringling College, which designates the College as a recipient of the processed information, is 012574.

After your FAFSA is processed, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from a central processing agent. Ringling College will receive an electronic file directly from the U.S. Department of Education, which will then be used to process your financial aid.

It is important that the FAFSA be completed accurately and submitted on time to the College. Errors can result in long delays or denial of funds. Ringling College’s Financial Aid staff is available to answer any questions.

When the FAFSA information is transmitted over the Internet, it is completely secure. Application entries are edited thoroughly, reducing the number of errors and potentially reducing the need to submit additional documentation later in the process.

Financial aid applications may be selected by the Department of Education for a process called verification. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be notified of the steps to take to complete this process.

Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed or emailed as soon as the financial aid review process has been completed, typically about two weeks after the acceptance letter is sent.

Submission Deadlines

The FAFSA should be submitted after Oct. 1 using information from the last two years of your federal taxes.

Review the current FAFSA dates and deadlines to ensure eligibility.

Net Price Calculator

We invite you to use our net price calculator to estimate your potential costs and awards. Use the calculator if you are a prospective, full-time student to estimate your tuition and fees; grants and scholarships; and federal grants and loans.


Office of Financial Aid
Ulla Searing Student Center
Fax: 941-359-6107
8:30 am-4:30 pm

Federal Student Aid Information Center:

1-800-433-32431-800-730-8913 (hearing impaired)Federal Student Aid Help