Apply early and remember deadlines!
Financial aid budgets are limited. Priority will be given to students who meet deadlines.
Keep a copy.
It is unusual, but sometimes things get lost. If you keep a photocopy of everything you send to the IRS, the federal processing center, and the Office of Student Financial Services, you will save yourself work and frustration if we request additional documents.
Ask questions if you don't understand.
During the busiest times in the office (spring and summer), electronic mail responses can be faster and more complete. Our address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read instructions and respond promptly.
We try to keep the financial aid process as smooth as possible. If we ask you for something extra, it is because we need it to comply with regulations or to clarify something in your application. Accuracy and a quick response from you move the process along.
Ultimately, it is your responsibility to make sure you finish your financial aid application. We will try to keep you up to date on your progress with reminders, but you are responsible for taking action.
Financial aid must be applied for every year. We will send a letter in January reminding you of the re-application process with deadlines. (Electronic filers: keep track of your PIN.)
Additional Financial Aid Information
Additional information about financial aid is available at the following locations:
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Provides general information about financial aid programs, access to financial aid publications, and links to their financial aid websites.
Financial Aid Information Page
Possibly the most comprehensive financial aid site available on the Web, with information about all types of financial aid, links to financial aid applications and free scholarship searches.
Federal Student Aid
Provides information about forms of federal financial aid.