Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are limited to students in an undergraduate program who have financial need and have never earned a baccalaureate degree. Award amount is determined by completing the FAFSA. This aid does not have to be repaid in most cases.
FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAM (FWSP)
The FWSP is a program that requires the student to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. The student is paid a competitive wage and is able to gain experience in their area of study. Veterans’ Educational Benefits Veteran’s Education Benefits are provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, students interested in Veterans’ Educational Benefits should contact branch campus officials. In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), the University adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.
This university will not:
- Prevent the student’s enrollment.
- Assess a late penalty fee to the student.
- Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding.
- Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
- Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class.
- Provide a written request to be certified.
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
To be considered for federal financial aid, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov. The FAFSA collects financial and other information used to calculate the expected family contribution (EFC) and should be renewed by June 30th each award year that you are enrolled in school.
The amount of financial aid awarded may vary each year and is determined by the EFC, the type of aid they are eligible for, their academic performance and available funding. Eligibility Requirements In order to meet the eligibility requirements, students must:
- Have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
- Must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program.
- Be working toward a degree or diploma.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Have a valid Social Security Number.
- Not owe a refund on a Federal Grant or be in default on a Federal Student loan.
- Maintain a Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Be enrolled at least half-time except for the Federal Pell Grant, which allows less than-half-time enrollment.
- Not have earned a bachelor’s degree, to qualify for Pell and FSEOG.
- Provide all verification or required documents requested by the Financial Aid Office.
- Submit all documentation required for admission.
Important Note: The Institution complies fully with the privacy Rights of Parents and Students Act of 1974 (Title IV of the U.S. Public law 90247), for more information about FERPA please refer to https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
STEPS TO COMPLETE THE FAFSA
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- Step 1
- Step 2
Create a FSA ID and a Password The FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and allows you to access your confidential data.
- Step 3
Complete the 2022-23 FAFSA now for this academic year Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA for the 2023-24 Academic year.
- Step 4
Create an access key. This key is for temporary use and allows the student or parent to return and fill out the FAFSA.
- Step 5
The system will guide you through the questions. You can save the application and continue filling it out later if you don't have the information. You must remember your access key to be able to return to complete the FAFSA.
Federal Supplemental Educational Grant (FSEOG)
FSEOG Grants are awarded to students with the most financial need. This aid does not have to be repaid in most cases. Award amount is determined by the institution.