The types of financial aid available to you;
The financial aid application deadlines;
How to accurately complete the FAFSA and any other forms;
How much aid you are qualified to receive, and when you can expect to receive it;
How to request an appeal of financial aid decisions;
..and much more.
What you should expect from your financial aid office
You can and should expect your financial aid office to do everything they can to help you – our primary goal is to help students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources. You can appeal decisions about your financial aid by requesting us to take a closer look at your personal situation. We have the authority to make professional judgments and adjustments to your eligibility, within certain guidelines. If you have had a hardship or special circumstances such as military deployment, unexpected medical bills, unemployment an abusive family situation, etc. ask us how to start the appeal process. Follow those steps and submit a letter on our required form, explaining your situation. Submit other documents you may have to support your claim, such as a copy of your unemployment papers, a police report, invoices for bills, etc. There are special procedures to help homeless students and foster children. You may be eligible if you are or have been in jail or prison.