Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid homepage. Here you will find information on grants, loans, and additional state funding.
All students who wish to apply for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or renewal FAFSA. Students and parents of dependent students who wish to complete this application on their own may do so, but free assistance from a financial aid officer is available for prospects and current students during normal business hours. Again, we are here to offer our assistance to you and your family when completing the necessary paperwork.
To correctly fill out the application, you will need certain records. The most important record is your base year (usually the prior year) tax return. You will need your tax return, your parents’ tax return (if you are dependent), and your spouse’s tax return (if you are married). You may also need copies of your W-2’s, social security benefit statements and other agency benefit records. To find out specifically which records you need to fill out the application accurately, ask a financial aid representative.
Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. You may have to confirm or correct the information reported and return it to be reprocessed. This could cause a delay in the awarding process. You may also have to verify some of the information you reported on the application.
Since your application is processed electronically, the school will receive an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) within a short time after the Central Processing Center receives your application. The information given on this report will be used to determine your eligibility for Federal Student Aid (FSA).
In addition to completing a FAFSA, you may be required to fill out additional forms during your initial interview with the financial aid administrator. These forms gather personal information and are to remain in your file at the school.
We know the process/application might be confusing. Again, we are here to offer our assistance to you and your family when completing the necessary paperwork. Simply call or come by one of local Financial Aid offices. We look forward to serving you!