1. How do I reapply for financial aid each year?
File a renewal FAFSA by the 1 May deadline. The U.S. Department of Education is encouraging all students and families to take full advantage of the ability to directly import IRS tax data from 2012 federal income tax returns into the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Families that import and do not change their IRS tax data are much less likely to be selected for federal verification (audit) process. This will enable the Office of Financial Aid to process aid applications in a much timelier manner.
Submit any requested documents in a timely manner if you are selected for federal or state verification.
Apply for scholarships for next academic year. Most scholarship deadlines are in the spring months of March, April and May.
Apply for Federal PLUS Loans or private loans (as needed) over the summer. Please apply for these loans after July 15th. Our computerized system will not "pick up" loans submitted before this date, and you will have to re-apply for the loan.
If you have a valid FAFSA and a Master Promissory Note on file, have completed Entrance Counseling: made Satisfactory Academic Progress and have completed federal verification if you were selected, we will automatically certify a federal Direct Loan for you. If you elect to use the payment plan, make arrangements through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) 1-800-722-4867.
2. Where can I find information on costs?
3. How and when am I notified of my aid? How do I pay my bill? When will I get my refund?
To ensure accurate refunds, financial aid will be disbursed to students AFTER the drop/add deadline. The first disbursement of financial aid to students' accounts will take place after drop/add. Student refunds will then be processed for mailing and direct deposit. Students participating in direct deposit will receive refunds sooner than those who do not. Information on direct deposit is here.