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Financial Aid

To assist students in meeting their educational expenses, the federal government offers grants and low-interest loans. Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis and is disbursed in three equal installments (fall/winter/spring). Students interested in financial aid for summer enrollment should contact Student Financial Services on their campus.

Students who register for a course that is not required in their program of study may experience an adjustment/reduction in financial aid. The university cannot award financial aid for classes that do not count toward a student's degree requirements; therefore, a student's net tuition expense could be higher.  

Undergraduate Financial Aid Programs

Grants and loans are financial aid resources available to students. Students may receive assistance from one or both of these funds. Student eligibility for these programs is based on completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as described in the How to Apply section. Since awards are not automatically renewable, students must reapply each year. All financial aid awards are determined based on an academic year (fall/winter/spring terms). Financial aid awards and federal loan programs are disbursed based on this term system, which typically equates to three disbursements. All annual awards are posted in three equal amounts, or in some cases fewer, based on the student's entrance date.

Graduate Financial Aid Programs

Federal financial aid programs are available to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Students may receive assistance from loans, limited institutional aid and/or work programs. If eligible for any one of these, or a combination of both, it is referred to as the financial aid package. Student eligibility for these programs is based on completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as described in the How to Apply section. Since awards are not automatically renewable, students must reapply each year. All financial aid awards are determined based on an academic year (fall/winter/spring terms). Financial aid awards and federal loan programs are disbursed based on this term system, which typically equates to three disbursements. All annual awards are posted in three equal amounts, or in some cases fewer, based on the student's entrance date.

For more information call 1-800-343-2565 or 401-598-1468.

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