Once you have your award letter, use the Online Cost Planner to create an estimated financial plan for your family.
If you are receiving outside assistance, such as private scholarships, please notify the Solution Center in writing and provide copies of the appropriate letters. Remember to make a copy for your records.
Accepting Your Awards
The Financial Aid Award Letter lists the types and amounts of financial aid you are eligible to receive for the entire academic year. All financial aid awards are considered accepted unless declined by you. If you wish to decline or reduce the amount of the federal loans and/or student employment awards offered, sign in to your SiS Self Service and go to the Accept/Decline awards link. Keep in mind that some declined aid may not be reinstated.
Federal Student Loans
The Federal Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized loan programs require first-time borrowers to complete an online Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).
The Federal Perkins loan program requires first time borrowers to sign a master promissory note in person at The Solution Center. Students will be notified via university email when it is available.
Adjustments To Your Aid
IMPORTANT: Your enrollment, residency, grade level and housing status have a direct impact in the calculation of your financial aid award package. Any changes may result in an adjustment to your awards. Other reasons your aid may be adjusted include, additional outside aid, verification and special circumstances. It is very important that you notify our office as soon as possible of any changes.
Disbursement of Aid
Disbursement of financial aid, in accordance with the University’s policy, is directly made to your student account, except in the case of student employment. Financial aid is disbursed after the add/drop period of each semester once enrollment, residency, grade level and housing are confirmed. All program requirements, such as loan entrance counseling, master promissory notes, and verification must also be complete.