Financial Aid Information for Current Students

In order to maintain your financial aid, please follow the steps below. Please note that if a student only wishes to be considered for their merit scholarship, then they do not need to submit a FAFSA.

Please note that the CSS Profile is no longer required.

1. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st, 2018.

2. Additional information such as citizenship documents or IRS Tax Transcripts may be required. If additional information is needed, the office will notify the student via email. Required documents may also be found on the Financial Aid Student Tracking System (FASTS). We encourage students to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after it becomes available in October, and we highly recommend winter break when you are home with your parent(s). Due to software update needs, we may not begin importing and communicating document needs until the first part of 2018.

3. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and maintain the appropriate grade point average required for your financial aid awards.


2018-2019 Financial Aid Timeline for Current Undergraduates

Date

Event or Task Required

October 1, 2017

2018-2019 FAFSA becomes available. (We highly recommend students submit their FAFSA over winter break, when you are home to get parental assistance.)

March 1, 2018

*Priority deadline for FAFSA. (Also meets the deadline for Maryland residents.)

April-May, 2018

Students respond to e-mails or check FASTS to submit any additional needed documents.

mid-June, 2018

Provided all documents have been submitted, students begin receiving Financial Aid awards for 2018-2019.

*Students must file by the priority deadline to be considered for certain programs with more limited funding, such as Federal Work Study.