What is Financial Aid?
- Financial Aid assists with educational expenses such as tuition, fees, living expenses, books, supplies, and transportation.
- Comes in many forms such as grants, loans, work-study, scholarships, college savings plans, Veteran Education Benefits, and tuition reimbursement.
- Requires the completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. The FAFSA application requires yearly renewal and eligibility is subject to change.
Who is eligible?
- Must have a High School Diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
- Enrolled in a degree-seeking program (minimum 16 credit hours)
- Be a U.S citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACA and Dreamers not eligible)
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
- Not be in DEFAULT on a Federal loan or owe a repayment to the Department of Education
There are five critical steps in the financial aid process. Learn more about each below: