Your Options for Financial Assistance
Types of Assistance
Other Financial Aid
How Recipients are Selected
Most student aid is awarded on the basis of need. Need is the difference between the cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and other educational expenses) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is the amount the family is expected to contribute toward the student's college cost and is the result of the student submitting the FAFSA. Items such as parent income and assets (for dependent students), and student income, assets, and family size are used in determining the EFC. If the cost of attendance exceeds the Expected Family Contribution, need will exist, and every effort will be made to meet the needs with financial aid.
All federal financial aid applications for fall enrollment received on or before April 15th will be given first consideration for all federal, state and institutional financial assistance for which the student is eligible. Applications received after March 15th will be accepted and evaluated as received and will be subject to availability of funds.
Late applicants, as well as those who incorrectly fill out their application materials, may experience a considerable delay in receiving notification of their eligibility and subsequent delivery of any remaining financial aid funds.
Students whose files are completed will be notified during early summer regarding the action taken on their application. Recipients of financial aid must accept or reject the aid within 15 days of receiving notice of award.
Financial aid is subject to change depending upon federal and state appropriation.
NOTE: Students may lose Title IV eligibility if convicted of possession and sale of illegal drugs.