College Financial Aid Information

Classes of 2023 & 2024 

Students & families -- Thanks for joining us for a Gehlen Catholic virtual webinar series presented by ICAN in March 2022.  Watch a version of the presentation here:

Class of 2023 
FAFSA Step-by-Step.  This video provides step-by-step directions for completing each section of the FAFSA.  Watch the entire presentation or skip around to the sections you need: 

Classes of 2024 & 2025
Students & families -- Spring 2023 dates for presentations on career & college planning as well as college financial aid will be announced soon.  Please check back!

General Financial Aid Info

  • Families can begin filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1 of a student's senior year at  


  • Are you looking for a little assistance with the FAFSA?  The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) will help families complete the FAFSA.  They also provide other financial aid and college planning help.  Their assistance is provided at no cost.  Please schedule an appointment with our local representative online at or call 877-272-4692.  Jessa Grosenheider is our local advisor and you can contact her directly at 515-402-4211 or [email protected]





More Resources


  • Financial Aid Guide 
    This guide from ICAN provides a great overview of the financial aid process.  It covers a variety of topics such as the financial aid timeline, filing forms, types of loans, saving for college and much more.


  • FAFSA website
    Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid here.


  • FSA ID
    This link explains how the FSA ID replaced FSA PIN, and how to create your FSA ID.  This handout from ICAN provides additional information. 





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