Guide to Federal Student Aid
Student Loans: Learn the Basics
Get an early look at repayment plans and see estimates for how much you would pay monthly on federal student loans.
How much is it going to cost? This is often one of the most important questions you have when making your decision.
Return of Title IV Funds
Student Rights & Responsibilities
Changes Made to Student Aid Program
Maximum eligibility period to receive Direct Subsidized Loans for first time borowers on or after July 1, 2013.
A student may only repeat a previously passed course once and have it count towards enrollment status for Federal Financial Aid purposes. Click on link for more information and examples of eligible and non-eligible repeat coursework.
Federal Pell Grant Duration of Eligibility
There have been changes to the law that affect all students that receive Federal Pell Grant.
This change limits the total number of years a student may receive a Pell Grant to the equivalent of 6 (six) years. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant a student can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600% (6 years x 100%).
Once student Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) equals or exceeds 600%, the student may no longer receive Pell Grant funding.
How can I see my Pell limit? In mid-July, you will be able to log on National Student Loan Data using your Federal Student Aid PIN and view your Lifetime Eligibility Used.
This is an easy and secure way for student and parent to access and transfer return information directly into the FAFSA.
If the US Department of Education has reason to believe that a high school diploma is not valid, the institution must evaluate the validity of high school completion.
is an interactive tool that provides information to help students understand financial aid and assist student in managing finances. Note: it does not satisfy Entrance or Exit Counseling Requirements.
Recent Changes to Student Aid Programs
FAFSA Priority Deadline February 15;
SAP Appeal Process Submission Deadline for Fall - September 30;
SAP Appeal Process Submission Deadline for Spring - February 27;
Verification Document priority processing deadline June 1;