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How to Apply

Financial aid funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, according to demonstrated financial need.

To apply for financial aid, students must file:

  • The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the federal processor (priority deadline is March 1).
  • Any additional information needed to complete an applicant's file as requested in writing by the Financial Aid Office. All requested documents must be on file by May 1st in order to be considered on time and receive priority aid consideration.

To receive priority consideration applications must be received by March 1st. In order to ensure that you meet the March 1st date, we suggest that you submit the FAFSA by February 14th.

Applications are accepted and processed after the priority date listed above. Late applications will be reviewed on a funds available basis.

Please remember that financial aid is not automatically renewed. You must apply each year.