How to Apply for Financial Aid
To receive financial aid, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Be registered with the Selective Service Administration (if a male)
- Be formally admitted by the Admissions Office or Graduate Studies by our priority date* for maximum consideration of gift aid.
- Complete the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by our priority date*.
- Be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits hours per semester for undergraduate students and a minimum of 4.5 credits per semester for graduate students.
- Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) - Go to SAP Policy to view the policy.
- Complete the 2014-15 FAFSA by the priority date* at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Click on "LINK TO IRS" to transfer your 2013 Federal Tax Return information onto the FAFSA.**
- Enter our federal code 001406.
- Select a housing code (campus housing, with parents, or off campus).
- Sign the FAFSA with your FAFSA pin. If you are a dependent student, your parent must
also sign the FAFSA using his/her own FAFSA pin.
Fall semester March 15
Spring semester November 1
Valid FAFSA applications processed by the federal processor and received by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by the priority date will be reviewed within six to eight weeks of the priority date.
Students who complete the FAFSA after our priority date, may not have financial aid in place by the bill due date. If the aid is not in place, the student must pay the bill by the due date or contact the Bursar's Office to participate in a payment plan.
FAFSA applications that are incomplete or not signed cannot be considered for financial aid until the necessary corrections/signatures have been submitted to and processed by the federal processor.