All of the schools I am applying to have financial aid options. The forms they require to consider me for financial aid are due about a month after the application (all other forms and common app stuff...etc) is due. My question is how does this work exactly? Do I send in another packet for financial aid materials by their due date? Will the admissions or financial aid office just know to add the financial aid forms to my "folder" that my application is already in? I know that schools continually get materials all year (my online application, teacher recommendations, advisor recommendation...etc) but I guess I just don't know how it works. As materials come in various packets are they just added to one large folder for the student? And if so is there a way I can keep track of this?
I am hoping someone can answer some of not all of my questions. Thanks!