Financial aid eligibility
To be eligible you must
Have financial need
Have a high school diploma or GED
Be enrolled in an eligible program
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
Register with Selective Service; all males are required to register within 30 days of 18th birthday. Click here for information.
Complete forms as required
Make satisfactory academic progress
Financial aid eligibility is the difference between the cost of education and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). A federal formula performs a need analysis to determine the EFC. The cost of education includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.
How to apply for financial aid
1. Parent or independent adult student must complete a (FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after income taxes have been completed. The form should be completed on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov after January 1. It is highly recommended the application be completed on-line. This form is needed every year the student attends a college or university.
2. Students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) after the FAFSA is processed. Information is also sent to the college(s) named on the FAFSA.
3. The student’s selected College Financial Aid Office(s) will send an award letter to the student indicating the types of aid the student is eligible to receive. Compare and contrast Financial Aid awards using amount of loans as a determination.
4. Students should check with the college(s) they expect to attend – additional applications/forms may be required.