There are many types of financial aid available, including grants, loans, scholarships, work study and other fundings.
The financial aid process can take a few months, so start your application process early.
What You Should Know When Applying for Aid
Four easy steps
Apply for a PIN at http://WWW.PIN.ED.GOV
Complete and submit the FAFSA application at http://WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV
Inquire about any additional documents that may be needed at the Financial Aid Office and submit these as soon as possible. *
* Note: Mail notification will also be sent out to you. Wait for mail notification or login to the panther portal to view your financial aid status.
Review the award letter that will be sent to you.
Must be a u.s. citizen or eligible non-citizen
• Have a High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) Certificate or have completed a homeschooling at the secondary level
• Must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
• Have a valid Social Security number
• Register with Selective Services, if required
• Not be in default on federalloan(s) or owe an over-payment on federal grants
• Maintain Financial Aid Satisfactorv Academic Progress.
Enrollment StatusThe U.S. Department of Education sets federal definitions of enrollment statuses, which supersede school-imposed definitions related to an academic term. These federal guidelinesare fallowed at all times including summer semesters.
Full-time= 12 credit hours or more
Three-quarter-time = 9 to 11.5 credit hours
Half-time= 6 to 8.5 credit hours
Less than half-time= 1 to 5.5 credit hours
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