Application Process 2020-2021 Edition

Forms Required

Students interested in being considered for financial aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at well before the applicable deadline. All are required to file a new FAFSA each and every year. Do not attempt to file a 2021-2022 FAFSA prior to October 1, 2020.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

February 15, 2021 freshmen
December 1, 2021 continuing students
January 1, 2021 transfer students

Applications for financial assistance received after the established date will be considered only after all ontime applications have been processed.

Transfer Students

Transfer students for the fall term should submit the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA by the January 1 deadline.  Transfer students should note that financial aid awards do not automatically transfer between institutions. January term transfer applicants will not be considered for an award until all required forms are received.

Part-Time Students

Undergraduate students enrolled in two courses (six credits) per semester are designated half time. They must maintain the same minimum GPA as full-time students in order to be eligible for continued financial assistance. Qualified students in this category can receive Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study and/or Federal Direct Loans.

Continuing Students – Apply Every Year

Renewal of financial aid is not automatic. Recipients are required to reapply each year by the stated deadlines. The FAFSA is required each year.