How to Apply for Financial Aid


Step 1: Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the US Department of Education. Feel free to come to the Student Services Center, Building 300, for assistance in filling out the form. A computer lab is available in the center for students and parents to complete the FAFSA.

Submit the FAFSA electronically at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Your online signature will be made using your PIN.  Apply for a PIN at http://www.pin.ed.gov/. Electronic application increases the timeliness and efficiency of processing the FAFSA.

A FAFSA must be submitted for each academic year, which begins with the fall semester. FAFSA can be submitted after January 1st of each year. It is recommended that you apply as far in advance as possible.  Some funds are limited and awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

Step 2: Talk with a financial aid counselor about grants, loans, or scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Step 3: Before you accept any financial aid, be sure to read the Financial Aid Memorandum of Understanding. 

In order to maintain financial aid, you must make progress toward your academic goal and maintain a certain grade-point average to demonstrate success. Be sure to consult the Standards of Progress for Financial Aid outlined in the Student Handbook. Ask questions if you do not understand the requirements. You could lose all your financial aid, if you are not academically eligible.

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Date/Time Published:7/31/2014 2:06