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