Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to apply for financial aid early.
To be considered for any federal or state aid programs, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you have completed the FAFSA, send it directly to the federal government. They will, in turn, issue a Student Aid Report (SAR). Your file is complete when the financial aid office issues a letter notifying you that you have been awarded financial aid.
Upcoming Financial Aid deadlines:
For Fall Semester 2013, complete your FAFSA by July 8
Other important facts to note about financial aid:
All students must read and Accept the Terms and Conditions before Financial Aid can be applied.
You must be accepted into a program of study to receive financial aid.
If you are awarded aid by the priority date, you will be able to charge your tuition.
If you are not awarded aid by the deadline, you will be required to pay your tuition, and you will be reimbursed when you are eligible.
Financial aid cannot be used prior to the academic term of acceptance, and students taking classes prior to acceptance are not eligible for financial aid.
You will have to apply or renew your application for financial aid every academic year in order to continue receiving aid.
There are guidelines for maintaining your aid. Be sure to read these requirements so that your financial aid is not interrupted.