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Federal Financial Aid

Federal Aid Programs



There are also Alternative Private loans available for further financial help in paying for college. You can find information on Alternative loans at If pursuing an alternative loan, it is recommended that this loan be applied for by August 1, 2020 to ensure access to funds by first payment due date. We encourage families to pursue federal loan programs first.


How to Apply


Apply for federal aid listed above by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at Applications for the coming school year become available after October 1 each year. You must reapply each year. Applications received prior to May 1 receive funding priority. (2019 income information is required for the 2021-22 application.)

The Higher Education Amendments require the university to define and enforce standards for satisfactory academic progress to encourage students to successfully complete degree requirements within 4 years (8 semesters).


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