Financial Aid

Having trouble with the steps involved when it comes to financial aid? Use the guide below to help navigate your way to success!

Financial Aid Guide
Financial Aid Guide

The Financial Aid Office assists students with every aspect of the financial aid process. Staff members evaluate students’ financial aid files, issue institutional award notices, process loan applications and are available to help students obtain information concerning outside scholarships.

To view and download PDFs for students planning for the 2016-2017 year, visit the 2016-2017 Financial Aid Forms page.

To view and download PDFs for students planning for the 2017-2018 year, visit the 2017-2018 Financial Aid Forms page.

Financial Aid Eligibility

In general, to be eligible for federal financial aid you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid social security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree program
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.

Additional program-specific eligibility criteria may exist.

Student Loan Code of Conduct

For consumer information visit the consumer information page.

For more frequently asked questions, visit the financial aid frequently asked questions page.

2016-2017 Financial Aid Forms

Students have a variety of financial aid options, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal direct loans and institutional aid. It is important that you start the financial aid process as early as possible, so that your file can be completed before classes begin.


Do you need financial aid for college in 2017-2018? Changes to the application process will affect you!

Loan Options

There are two types of loans for which students and parents may be eligible: federal and private. Learn more about the loan options available.