The timing of applying for need-based financial aid varies according to the applicant’s status.
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 notification soon after you receive your acceptance from the university.
Apply for need-based aid as a first-year or a transfer applicant.
Apply for need-based aid as a returning student.