Application Procedure for Financial Aid

The student must first apply for admission to the University. Students and one parent of dependent students should apply for FSA ID’s (Federal Student Aid Identification) at This FSA ID will serve as an electronic signature for financial aid purposes. The student and parents must then complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is available online at

Important: Applications will be processed, and awards will be announced in May or June (pending Federal and/or State appropriations). Orientation programs for new students (entering first year and transfer students) are scheduled prior to the opening of the fall semester to acquaint students with University policies and procedures. Program requirements may be changed by state and federal statute.

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