Award Criteria

Financial aid finds are limited. To guarantee fairness in awarding institutional funds, students must have a need-based eligibility, computed on the basis of family financial information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Student Aid

Students wishing to apply for only federal student aid funds must submit the FAFSA. The 2020-2021 FAFSA opens Oct. 1, 2019.

What is Available?

It is important to understand that the responsibility for financing the cost of a higher education must be primarily assumed by students and/or their families to the extent of their ability. To this end, aid programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid are awarded on the basis of calculated need-based eligibility. Need-based awards are considered to supplement, not replace, the expected family contribution.