Financial Aid FAQs

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Do I have to reapply for financial aid each year?

Yes you should. All Federal & State financial aid grants, scholarships and loans require that you reapply for financial aid every year.

I am a current/returning student, how do I apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?

All current/returning students should reapply for the FAFSA online at

When should I reapply for financial aid for next year?

Beginning the 2017-2018 FAFSA award year, the US Department of Education has approved an earlier filing time. The earliest you can submit your FAFSA will be October 1st, 2016. It is called the "Early" FAFSA. (Applicants will be using the 2015 Income tax information). However, for maximum consideration and to avoid late fees, please be sure to file by April 1, prior to starting college.


In order to retrieve your FSA User ID go to the FSA User ID Portal. You can find this web page at Click on edit my FSA ID, and you can begin your retrieval process.

How many hours do I need to take to receive aid?

To receive aid as a full-time student, in the College of Business, Occupational Professions, and Health Professions you must take 12 hours per term. In the College of Applied Technologies, you must take 6 hours per term. For part-time, you must take 6 hours minimum in Business, Occupational Professions, or Health Professions, or 3 hours minimum in Applied Technologies. Please note that the aid you qualify for as a part-time student may be significantly less than that of full-time.

What if my family's financial circumstances have changed?

If the financial circumstances in your family have changed substantially, you may have your financial aid eligibility reviewed. Contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss if such a review is possible.