Federal Student Aid

About Federal Student Aid

Title IV funds are federal student aid funds administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Title IV funds include Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG). It does not include scholarships from the University or other private organizations.

Federal Grant Programs

The U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of federal grants to students. Grants, unlike loans, are a type of financial aid that generally does not need to be repaid.

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Federal Loans

These loan programs are provided by the U.S. Department of Education and offer fixed interest rates and flexible repayment options.

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How to Apply

The Financial Aid Checklist gives a step-by-step guide on how to apply for financial aid.

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Click below to view all of the federal aid eligibility requirements.  

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Federal Aid Forms

Looking for a specific federal aid form? Click here to view all the forms needed for federal aid.

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Federal Aid FAQs

Can’t find what you are looking for? Click below to view all of our federal aid questions and learn who to contact for more information.

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Federal Financial Aid Deadlines

*Please note: these deadlines may be extended for the 16-17 and 17-18 academic years due to our date of approval to administer federal aid.

October 1 – Free application for Federal Student Aid available to students and families

January 1 – Priority deadline for completion of FAFSA

February – May – Estimated award letters sent to students for new academic year (fall semester)