The Financial Aid Process

What to expect:

Prepare

  • Start early and save money
  • Research additional aid opportunities and search for scholarships
  • Know your deadlines and don’t procrastinate

Apply

Award

  • Your school will notify you of what aid you have been awarded after receiving your FAFSA data
  • Review your award letter and accept/decline your aid


Maintain

  • Be sure to adhere to what your financial aid office asks of you
  • Return any requested documents as soon as possible to avoid delays
  • Meet grade and other requirements set by the school to remain eligible

Repay

  • Communicate with your loan servicer(s)
  • Keep your contact information up-to-date and discuss repayment options with them
  • Remain in good standing on your loans