Reading this information may answer many of the questions you may have concerning the financial aid process and help guide you through it. It is intended to inform you of your responsibility as a student and financial aid recipient with the requirements needed to obtain and maintain your financial aid eligibility. We hope you find this information helpful.

If the Financial Aid Office requested additional information from you during your financial aid process, please click here to view the list of forms.


Financial Aid eligibility is based on taxable income, untaxed income and benefits, assets, family size, and the number of family members attending post-secondary institutions, as well as other factors. Other eligibility requirements include your academic performance record, enrollment status, state residency, and student loan borrowing history.

  • Admission application on file. Note: You may apply for the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to completing an Admission’s application but be aware the Financial Aid Office will not be able to import, view and process your FAFSA until an Admission’s student record has been established.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen (such as a permanent resident)
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male 18 years of age or older
  • Making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) if you have attended previously
  • Be in good standing with any student loans (not in default)

For more information visit our How to Apply page


The first step to receiving aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students wishing to be considered for state aid, as well as, federal and campus-based programs such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG and Federal Work-Study, must have their FAFSA submitted to the federal processor no later than July 1.