The process of applying for need-based financial aid varies according to the applicant’s status. New first-year and transfer, returning, and summer school students have different sets of directions for completing the aid application.
Students and families are advised to start the process early, complete all applications accurately, keep copies of all documents and correspondence, and submit all information well in advance of deadlines. Do not wait until you are accepted to apply for financial aid. By submitting all of the information by the required deadlines, you will receive your financial aid award notice soon after you receive your acceptance from the university, and you will receive a larger portion of grants and scholarships.