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.

1. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st. (Please submit earlier, as the FAFSA becomes available in October. Winter break is a good time, if you are home and can sit down with a parent to submit.)

Submit a FAFSA

2. Additional information such as citizenship documents or IRS Tax Transcripts may be required. Due to software update needs, we may not begin importing and communicating document needs until the first part of 2020. If additional information is needed, the office will notify the student via email. Required documents may also be found on the Net Partner.

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

2020-2021 Financial Aid Timeline for Current Undergraduates


Event or Task Required

October 1, 2019

2020-2021 FAFSA becomes available. (We highly recommend students submit their FAFSA over winter break, when you are home to get parental assistance.)

March 1, 2020

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

April-May, 2020

Students respond to e-mails or check Net Partner to submit any additional needed documents. Students should have all items submitted by the end of May to avoid any delays in processing their financial aid.

mid-June, 2020

Provided all documents have been submitted, students begin receiving Financial Aid award notifications for 2020-2021.

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