Financial Aid Policies and Billing Practices

It is the responsibility of the student to apply for financial aid every award year. The University does not arrange financial aid for the student. It is the student and his/her family who must apply using the appropriate form(s) to receive consideration for financial aid, whether offered by a federal agency or a lending institution. Applications for financial assistance should normally be submitted by the student prior to the April 1 priority deadline for the coming school year in order to ensure availability of funds. Prospective students may call the Office of Financial Assistance if they need appropriate forms or more information.

The aid package you receive is based on information currently on file with the Office of Financial Assistance. If any of the following occurs, your aid package will be revised and/or nullified:

  1. Change or reduce semester hours
  2. Change housing status and/or meal plan
  3. Receive grants, scholarships, or other aid from any source not on file with the Office of Financial Assistance
  4. Not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Federal Financial Aid regulations. See the Office of Financial Assistance or log on to and go to the financial assistance web page for more details.

Please check with the Office of Financial Assistance for these or other changes as they might have a serious impact on the aid you receive.