Having trouble with the steps involved when it comes to financial aid? Use the guide below to help navigate your way to success!
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.
For consumer information visit the consumer information page.
For more frequently asked questions, visit the financial aid frequently asked questions page.