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 January 1(fall), October 1 (spring) and April 1 (summer). You will be notified of your financial aid award package once we receive the results of your FAFSA and other required forms.
Summer financial aid requires an additional online application and is based on your remaining eligibility for the academic year. If you borrowed your annual loan limit during the preceding fall and spring semesters, the parent PLUS loan (dependent students only) or a private/nonfederal loan may be an option.
To be considered for summer 2017 Financial Aid, you must:
- Be accepted for admission by the university and enrolled in an eligible degree program. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.
- Complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . The 2016-2017 FAFSA is available online through June 30, 2017.
- Be making satisfactory academic progress after spring grades post (continuing or re-enrolling students)
- Complete the Summer Aid Application.
- Enroll in the minimum credit hours to receive Federal Loans
- Undergraduates – 6 Credit hours
- Graduate students 4.5 Credit hours