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Financial Aid

How Financial Aid is Awarded

Financial aid eligibility is regulated by federal and state law. These laws require that you complete the FAFSA application so the Department of Education may use the Federal Methodology and data to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) based on the information you have provided. The Federal Methodology takes into account such factors as income, assets, family size, and number in college. Most financial aid is based on need.

We will send you a request for documents still needed to complete your file either via email or mail. Documentation must be completed, signed, and returned to our office before the priority deadline dates so we can proceed with file review.

If you are eligible for grant (gift) aid, we award that automatically after all documentation has been received. If you are eligible a financial aid award letter will be sent via mail. If you are eligible only for student loans, we will send you a letter indicating this.

Scholarship and/or agency funding may impact the supplemental aid you are eligible to receive.

If you wish to obtain a student loan, you must complete the loan application as well as the Entrance Counseling Tutorial and Master Promissory Note before we can certify your loan.

We cannot finalize your financial aid until your file is complete and you have applied for admission

Financial Need

Financial need represents the difference between the cost of attendance and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Cost of Attendance
- Expected Family Contribution
= Financial Need
Note: Students cannot receive aid in excess of the cost of attendance.

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sex, disability, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities and employment.

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