Q: Am I eligible for financial aid?
A: You must complete the FAFSA to start the process of applying for aid. Once we have received that information from the Department of Ed, we can determine if you are eligible for aid and if so, how much and what kind you are eligible for.
Q: How do I apply for financial aid?
A: Follow the steps at Apply for Aid.
Q: How will I know how much financial aid I'm eligible for?
A: This is based on your estimated family contribution (EFC), the cost of attendance (COA), your enrollment status, and meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. You will receive an award letter with the type and amount of aid received.
Q: The FAFSA says I'm dependent and is asking for my parents' tax information, but I live on my own and pay all my own expenses. Can I be considered independent?
A: If you have been determined to be dependent by The Department of Education, you must provide your parents' tax information on the application.
Q: What is COA?
A: The cost of attendance for educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, other related expenses.
Q: What is EFC?
A: The estimated family contribution calculated from the income and asset information the student provides on the FAFSA.
Q: When/where can I pick up my refund check?
A: Refund checks cannot be picked up. Notifications will go to your student email account. Complete a direct deposit form and return to the cashier to receive your refund.
Q: Why do I need to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling?
A: These are documents required by Direct Lending before loan money can be released to your account. If you have accepted loans and returned your award letter please complete these documents at studentloans.gov.