Stratford University participates in various Federal student financial assistance programs. The financial aid programs are designed to provide assistance to students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment, but whose financial resources are inadequate to meet the full cost of their education.
The majority of financial aid available to students is provided by the Federal Government and is referred to as federal student financial aid (SFA). This includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. The University also utilizes alternative source funding provided by the institution or private agencies. Alternative source Private loans enable the student to contribute to his/her education while in University (credit restrictions may apply).
All financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, regardless of sex, age, race, color, religion, creed or national origin. Need is defined as the difference between the cost of education for one academic year and the amount a student's family can be reasonably expected to contribute to this cost of education for the same period.
To be eligible for Federal financial aid, a student must: