Financial Aid

For those who qualify, federal financial aid programs are available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens. To assist students in meeting their educational expenses, the federal government offers grants, low-interest loans and work-study. Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis and is disbursed in 3 equal installments (fall, winter and 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, loans and work-study are available to students who qualify 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 and spring terms). Financial aid awards and federal loan programs are disbursed based on this term system, which typically equates to 3 disbursements. All annual awards are posted in 3 equal amounts, or in some cases fewer, based on the student's entrance date.

Graduate Financial Aid Programs

Limited grants, loans and work-study are available to students who qualify 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 and spring terms). Financial aid awards and federal loan programs are disbursed based on this term system, which typically equates to 3 disbursements. All annual awards are posted in 3 equal amounts, or in some cases fewer, based on the student's entrance date.

For more information, please contact Student Financial Services on your respective campus.