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2015/16 Independent Checklist


Federal Student Aid PIN and Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA).

If you do not have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you will need to apply for one through the FAFSA website. You will immediately receive a conditional PIN on the website. Be sure to keep and safeguard your PIN; you will need it for future years and other processes. You will use the PIN to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any Loan Master Promissory Notes.

If you have already completed your FAFSA for this award year, please use your PIN and make a correction by adding our school code, 004057 Rapid City, SD (for all campuses), on the FAFSA website.

New and Continuing Students:
Every award year you will need to apply for financial aid.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid: (Use the 2014/15 year)

Use IRS Data Retrieval to download your 2013 Federal Tax Return information within your FAFSA!


Submit the Application for Financial Aid.  All other forms-print, complete, sign and send or drop off to your campus.

New and Continuing Students:


Minnesota Residents only attending Bloomington, Burnsville, Brooklyn Center, Roseville, and online (if living in Minnesota) print, complete, sign and send or drop off to your campus the following forms:

New and Continuing Students:


You will receive notification to retrieve your Student Aid Report (SAR) by e-mail within 48 hours, if you provided your e-mail address on your FAFSA.  Review all of your answers and notify us if you have any corrections to be made.

STOP HERE: Do Step 5 after you receive confirmation your PIN is valid.

Students: Previous Direct Loan Borrowers regardless of which school attended-Do not need to complete Step 5.


Direct Loan Website:  Regardless of which campus you are affiliated with, be sure to choose the “School State” as South Dakota and the “School Name” as National American University (no city listed).  This should bring up NAU with a Rapid City, SD address.  If you do not choose the state and school correctly, you may have problems continuing with the MPN process.  See below for the specific steps you may need to complete.

  1. Select "Sign In".  Enter your information and sign in with your Federal Student Aid PIN.  Verify your Personal Information.
  2. Choose "Complete Entrance Counseling".
  3. Once Entrance Counseling is complete, chose "Complete Master Promissory Note" and then click on "Subsidized/Unsubsidized".

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