Students have the following responsibilities regarding financial aid/scholarship programs:

  • To review and consider all information about financial aid programs before enrollment.
  • To complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the Financial Planning Office, as well as to lenders for student loans. Errors can result in delays in receipt of financial aid. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code.
  • To return all additional documentation, verification, corrections and new information requested by either the Financial Planning Office or the agency to which the application was submitted.
  • To read and understand all forms required for financial aid and keep copies of same.
  • To notify both the lender and the Financial Planning Office of changes in names, address or school status that would affect the student loan.
  • To apply for aid each academic year, since aid programs do not continue from one year to the next. Most campus-based aid is awarded each April for the following fiscal year.

Application dates and deadlines are posted annually on our website.