Each year Financial Aid Services receives requests for more federal, state, and institutional funds than are available. Financial aid applications are reviewed in the order in which students have completed the application process.
Awards are initially based on projected enrollment status. Financial aid awards are revised at the end of the add/drop period, and after faculty have verified enrollment, if the actual enrollment status differs from the projected status.
Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester; three-quarter time is a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester; half-time is a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester; less than half time is less than 6 credit hours per semester. (Note: Audited classes are not eligible for financial aid.) With the exception of the Pell Grant, a student must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for aid.
Any aid a student receives or expects to receive from an outside source must be reported to Financial Aid Services. Such outside assistance must be considered as a component of the student’s financial aid package and will reduce need (with the exception of veterans’ educational benefits).
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for an upcoming academic year is available in January. All required documents must be on file in Financial Aid Services before a student is offered a financial aid award.
Financial Aid Services reserves the right to review and cancel awards at any time because of changes in a student's financial or academic status, academic program, resident status, enrollment status, etc.