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2017-18 Pay a Prior Balance with a Prior Term Loan (PTL)

PTLs are used to pay your remaining balance on the current term (or prior term) with your financial aid proceeds from a future term. PTLs are available beginning November 21 through February 2.

You must have sufficient financial aid in the spring semester to cover both spring charges and your prior term balance owed. Meeting with Student Business Services representative in West Hall, Room 333-I, to find out if you qualify.

2018-19 Scholarship Application

The scholarship application is open now through February 1, 2018. APPLY NOW

2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2018-19 FAFSA opened October 1, 2017. APPLY NOW for the best consideration for need-based grants. Don't forget to complete your enrollment certification for the 2018-19 academic year so that we can determine your eligibility.

Enrollment Certification Instructions

Dropping Courses or Withdrawal

If you are dropping courses or withdrawing from the University, it is important to consider how that might impact you financially. General information regarding impact on charges and financial aid eligibility may be found on the Student Businesses Services website. Additionally, for questions related to your individual situation, be sure to check with Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and Student Housing.

Special Circumstances

This application may be completed if your family's financial situation has significantly changed from the previous calendar year (information that was reported on your FAFSA) to the current calendar year.

Applications take up to 3-4 weeks to process once all documents are received. If your FAFSA application has been selected for verification, this must be completed before the special circumstance can be reviewed. This could extend your processing time by another 4-6 weeks.

The special circumstance application does not guarantee additional funding.