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Approved Financial Aid

Financial aid awards are listed on an official award notification from the Financial Aid Office. Credits are reflected for grants, scholarships, and loans each semester, as appropriate. College Work-Study awards, paid through payroll when work is performed, indicate earning limits only and are never deducted from semester charges.

Federal Student and Parent Loans. Requirements for these loans must be completed two weeks prior to the payment deadline to be deducted from your bill. These loans are processed electronically, with transfer of funds normally occurring during the first part of each semester.
 If you were awarded federal loans, and they are not deducted as pending aid, you need to finish the loan requirements.

Private Alternative Loans. Private Alternative loans must be guaranteed by the lender two weeks prior to the payment deadline to be deducted from your bill. More…

Loan Planning Considerations:
  • We strongly recommend that loans be set up for the full academic year, as determined by need.
  • Single-semester loans are received in two disbursements; early and mid-semester. Please plan accordingly.

Outside Scholarships. Advance credit may be granted for outside (private) scholarships. Students must submit a copy of the scholarship notification, stating the amount and conditions of the award, to the Financial Aid Office two weeks prior to the payment deadline.

  • Scholarship payments are due October 15, for the fall semester, and March 15, for the spring semester.
  • If payment is not received by the deadline, the award will be cancelled, and the resultant balance immediately due. A financial hold may also be placed on the account.

Government Funding. The Student Accounts Office must have written notice of intent to pay from the granting agency two weeks prior to the payment deadline. Examples of government funding are Vocational Rehabilitation and Veterans’ benefits (including the Post 9/11 GI Bill). More…