Purpose of Financial Aid

The primary purpose of financial aid is to provide assistance to students who have a demonstrated financial need as determined by an approved need-analysis system, or who show academic or special talent. Awards may come from any combination of grants, scholarships, loans or part-time employment. The financial aid awarded to a student may be from federal, state, institutional or local funds. Students interested in applying for financial assistance should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To be given full consideration for all aid programs, applications should be completed online prior to May 15 of each calendar year for the academic year that begins the following August. Student consumer information and other institutional aid applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid and the Enrollment Services Center at any of our campuses or centers. Questions concerning financial aid and scholarships should be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid.

It is important to keep your address current. Address changes should be updated to help ensure timely receipt of financial aid funds. Address changes can be made by completing a Student Information Update form in the Office of Admissions and Records or the Enrollment Services Center or by using the Information Update on the student portal.