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Current undergraduates

File the FAFSA early every year

To receive federal aid you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year.  File early to take advantage of all available aid.

2016-17 FAFSA   Apply for fall 2016, winter 2017 and spring/summer 2017 semesters. 
                          Available January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017, use your 2015 income/tax information

2017-18 FAFSA   Apply for fall 2017, winter 2018 and spring/summer 2018 semesters. 
                          Available October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018, use your 2015 income/tax information

Check your requirements

Check your requirements Check your satisfactory academic progress status

Remember to check your requirements to make sure your aid is ready for you when you need it.

Award notification

You will receive an award notification by email, but you can check your aid status at any time in Academica.

Accept your awards

Disbursement of financial aid funds

Financial aid funds are applied to your student account balance at the beginning of each semester provided you meet all requirements.

  • Respond to all requests for information.
  • Enroll full-time and graduate before your aid runs out.
  • Enroll at least half-time, which is six credits for an undergraduate student.
  • Complete loan entrance counseling and sign promissory note(s) if you are borrowing loans.
  • Your instructor must confirm your course participation.

More information for current undergraduates