Applying for Aid
5 Easy Steps to Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships encourages students to complete their FAFSA.
If you have not already done so, you (and your parent if you are a dependent student) must each create your own FSA ID. The FSA ID replaces your FSA PIN.
Learn more about the FSA ID. The FSA ID is used to electronically sign your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and also serves as an identifier to provide access to your personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems.
Your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s response to your FAFSA. Review the information for accuracy and make changes if necessary. If there are errors on your FSS, correct them as soon as possible. Retain this document for your personal records. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will receive a copy of your application electronically.
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will automatically notify you of any supporting documentation which you must submit. It is important to remember that any delay in submitting requested documents or forms will result in a delay in processing your financial aid application. Upload requested documents to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Self Service Portal.
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships accepts all grants on your behalf of students, but requires you to accept scholarships, loans, and work study awards. You may accept your financial aid offers on the Financial Aid & Scholarship Self Service Portal. You have the option to accept your award as is, reduce your accepted amount, decline, or leave at offered status on a term-by-term basis. Once accepted or declined for a semester, you cannot revise online.
If you are receiving private scholarships, benefits from your employer in the form of tuition plans, and/or other sources of funding, your award may need to be revised. A revised financial aid award or a notification of change to your award by e-mail will be sent to notify you of the changes to your original award.
Incomplete FAFSAs cannot be processed by the Federal Student Aid Processing Center. Until the issue(s) can be resolved, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships cannot make a Financial Aid Award to you. The most common problem is absence of a required signature.
Requested documents should be submitted within 14 days via Student Forms. We strongly encourage students to submit all documents no later than April 26, 2024, for maximum aid consideration.
No financial aid can be disbursed for the academic year if a student fails to submit the required documentation.
To ensure timely processing of your application for the academic year 2023-24, it is important to note that all required documents must be submitted within 120 days of your enrollment for the year.
Fall semester enrollment end date – December 15, 2023
Winter semester enrollment end date – April 26, 2024.
Summer term deadline – September 1, 2024.
Please note that failure to meet these deadlines could result in a loss of aid eligibility.
- The 2023-24 FAFSA uses 2021 income, current household size, and assets. When there is a change in the family’s ability to pay as a result of a job loss, reduction in child support, divorce/separation, or any other circumstance, the student should meet with a financial aid advisor to determine if completing a Special Circumstances Appeal would be beneficial.
- The 2023-24 form is available now. For the 2024-25 academic year, the form will be available Summer 2024