Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the annual fee for Need Access?
  • New applicants: $28 (unlimited schools!)
  • Returning applicants: $15
Why is my parents’ data required?
Most schools require your parents’ financial information even if you claim independent status. This gives your school a more complete picture of your financial situation and that of the other students at your school applying for school-based financial aid, such as grants and scholarships.
Will my parent(s) see my financial information?
Not unless you want them to. If either the student or the   parent(s) does not wish to share this sensitive financial information with each other, then the student and the parent(s) can each register for separate user IDs. The data will be combined into one Need Access application and submitted to the school.