To apply for federal financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application must be completed with extreme care and accuracy. Our Student Financial Aid Officers are available to assist students in the completion of this form and to answer any questions.
The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for all types of financial aid programs. Once processed, the application will produce an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which determines eligibility.
Financial aid from federal programs is not guaranteed from one year to the next. Each student must reapply every year. Also, if the student changes universities, the aid does not automatically go with them. Each student should check with the new university to find out the appropriate procedures for reapplying for financial aid.
Once the application is completed, the information will be used in a formula established by the Congress that calculates need and helps determine eligibility. When combined with other aid and resources, a student's aid package may not exceed the cost of attendance.