Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You should apply for financial aid every year, even if you think you don't qualify. Any change in family circumstances might affect your eligibility, such as a brother/sister starting college. You may be eligible for monies that are funded by the state and federal government and do not have to be paid back.
Financial aid deadlines are one of the most important things to consider when applying for financial aid. If you miss the deadline, this can result in classes being dropped for non-payment. At certain times, classes cannot be added back for any reason.
- The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID replaces the numerical PIN with a username and password. Students and parents must create a FSA ID at StudentAid.gov/fsaid.
- Visit the Federal Student Aid website and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). The application will be evaluated by the Department of Education. Within 3-5 business days an electronic Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you and the Financial Aid Office.
- The Financial Aid Office will evaluate the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) to determine if your application was selected for verification. If you have been selected for verification you will need to supply the Financial Aid Office with necessary documents such as copies of Federal tax transcripts, verification worksheets, etc. If your application has not been selected for verification we will determine if you are eligible for grants.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Be enrolled at an eligible institution and in a program that leads to a degree
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Register with Selective Service (if applicable)
- Have financial need
- How to Apply
- Important Deadlines
- Net Price Calculator
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Financial Aid Documentation Upload Page
- Federal Financial Aid
- Federal Work Study
- Course Program of Study (CPoS)
- State Financial Aid
- US College Affordability and Transparency Center
- Financial Aid Forms
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Other Types of Financial Aid
- CARES Act