To be eligible for any federal or state financial aid, as well as most institutional aid, you must meet the following criteria:
Financial aid must be applied for each year by May 1st (for priority consideration) by completing both of the following steps. Students who complete their files after our May 1st priority deadline will be awarded funds available at the time they complete their file with the Financial Aid Office. Federal work study and most grants are often not available after our priority deadline.
This application provides the Financial Aid Office with additional information used to determine the student's financial aid eligibility. You should open the form in Adobe in order to be able to submit the form to us electronically.
In addition to the two steps above, some students will be selected for a process called ‘verification.’ If selected, you may be required to submit additional information to the Financial Aid Office to verify the accuracy of the information you reported on the FAFSA. Requests for additional information will be sent to the student via email. Currently enrolled students will receive the email at their MMA account; incoming students will receive the email at the email address reported to the Admissions Office (once assigned, the student’s MMA account will be used.)
Delays in submitting requested documentation could result in a loss of certain financial aid. Families are encouraged to respond to our requests immediately upon receipt.
Once the student’s file is complete the Financial Aid Office will determine the student’s eligibility for financial aid. Incoming students will receive their award letters by mail; returning students will receive an email informing them that they can view and print their award letter through Webadvisor. Once classes begin in the fall, all financial aid correspondence will be emailed directly to the students.
If your family is experiencing any special circumstances or hardships, attach a separate letter listing financial hardships and provide documentation when applicable. Special circumstances could include, but are not limited to loss of job/income, separation/divorce after filing the FAFSA, unusually high medical expenses, etc. The Financial Aid Office will do its best to assist families that are experiencing undue hardships.
The Financial Aid Office must receive written permission from the student to discusss his or her financial aid with anyone other than the student.
last updated 12-18-2014 by firstname.lastname@example.org