Application Procedure. All students interested in applying for financial aid must annually submit a Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) and send it to the federal processor at the address
listed on the envelope provided with the form. The form should be
submitted by no later than March 1 of the academic year preceding the
academic year for which aid is sought. Students who apply after March
15 will be considered as funds become available. FAFSAs are available
through high school guidance offices or the Office of Financial Aid.
FAFSAs are available to students in January. FAFSAs may also be filed
on the web: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Notification. First-year and transfer applicants who apply for aid
and are admitted by March 1 can expect to receive a decision between
April 1 and May 15. Students admitted after March 1 receive
notification of their financial aid within three to four weeks.
All applicants for aid are notified whether or not they will be offered
Spring Term Application Procedure. Applications
for financial aid for the spring term are considered if funds are
available. The FAFSA should be submitted to the federal processor no
later than October 1 preceding the spring term.
Procedure for Part-Time Students. Students
enrolled part time may be eligible for the federal student aid programs
described below. The amounts they are eligible to receive will be
prorated according to direct educational expenses incurred. It is
suggested that part-time students visit the financial aid office for an
Study Abroad. It is recommended that
all students planning to study abroad visit the financial aid office
for a personal interview to discuss their plans and their
eligibility for aid.
Academic Progress. In
order for aid to be offered to returning students, satisfactory
academic progress must be met. This includes both maintaining a
grade-point average that meets the college scholastic standing
committee's requirements, as well as earning a certain number of
credits during each year of enrollment.