Financial Aid

Applying for Aid

Financial Aid is any source of funds available to assist you in meeting the costs of your college education. Applying for financial aid doesn't need to be stressful. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in receiving a financial aid award. Your financial need determines your eligibility for financial aid. Financial need is calculated by subtracting your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the Cost of Attendance (COA).

For priority consideration of limited need-based federal, state, and institutional funding, the FAFSA application should be filed by the established priority deadlines of March 1(fall), October 1 (spring) and April 1 (summer).

Summer financial aid will be awarded based on eligibility remaining from the fall and spring semesters. Contact your financial aid counselor for more information on summer financial aid. 

First Time FAFSA Filers

FAFSA Renewal Overview

IRS Data Retrieval Tool