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  • Financial Aid

    How many credit hours do I need in order to be eligible to receive financial aid?
    A minimum of six (6) credit hours is required for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans. Federal Pell Grants, FSEOG and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants are prorated based on the number of registered credit hours.
    If I do not attend school for a term, will I still receive my loan funds?
    No. You are required to be actively attending classes and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours to be eligible to receive loans.
    Why do I have to be in a Program of Study to receive financial aid?
    This is a federal requirement. In order to be eligible for federal aid, you must be in an eligible diploma or degree program of study.
    If I have a bachelor’s degree, am I still eligible for federal aid?
    Students who have obtained a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants, but may still eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans, if the student has remaining eligibility.
    What is meant by aggregate limit?
    The Department of Education sets limits on the amount of money you can borrow for undergraduate studies per year, and in total. These are called annual and aggregate limits. If you get a notice indicating you have reached your limit, please contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance.
    Why do I have to be signed up for Selective Service to receive financial aid?
    Title IV is a federally funded program, and Selective Service registration is one of the federal requirements for eligibility.
    How do I apply for scholarships?
    Go to the online Financial Aid scholarship page and complete the online application. Also, check out your campus scholarship box/board for additional outside scholarships.
    What is census day?
    This is the day when aid is adjusted based on the student’s enrollment status, and no more classes can be added without approval. Aid will be set based on enrollment status.
    If I fail a class, can I retake it, and will financial aid cover it?
    Yes, you can repeat a failed class and financial aid will cover the tuition. If a student wants to repeat a passed class, financial aid will cover the tuition for only one repetition of a previously passed class.
    Do I have to be a declared student in order to receive financial aid?
    Yes, you must be enrolled in an eligible Program of Study.