To apply for all forms of federal financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online anytime after Oct. 1 for the following academic year, but students beginning a graduate program in the summer should also complete a FAFSA for the current academic year. For example, if you are beginning a program in summer 2017, you will need to complete a 2016-17 FAFSA.
An Award Letter is sent to students once financial aid has been awarded. It is necessary to complete the FAFSA every year.
The financial aid package is awarded on the basis of financial information contained in the FAFSA. Aid received from any source that was not originally considered in the aid package may affect the amount received. Students are required to notify the Financial Aid Office of all such aid received from any source.
Types of Loans
After completing your FAFSA, there are a few different types of loans available for application.Apply for a loan