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Financial Aid Awards

A number of factors go into the timing of the financial aid awarding process, such as UDSL processes, our SAP review (returning students) and having FAFSA results on file. With that in mind, the Office of Financial Aid tries to adhere to the following award notification schedule:

Incoming summer students: mid-March
Incoming fall students: mid-April
Returning students: mid-June

All students will receive an e-mail notification to guide you through the steps to view and accept your awards online. If we receive your FAFSA results after we begin awarding, you can generally expect to receive your financial aid award within 7-10 business days.

Adjustments to Aid

Per federal regulations, financial aid awards may be adjusted throughout the school year as changes occur in your enrollment status, academic standing or in the program eligibility itself. If your aid is adjusted you will be notified via e-mail.

If you need to drop below the registration hours we based your loan eligibility on during the semester, we encourage you to first speak with a financial aid counselor. At that time we will also review with you the potential impact dropping courses may have on your financial aid for the following year. 

If you withdraw from your courses, either officially or unofficially, we will have to perform a 'Return to Title IV' aid calculation. Details regarding this process can be found here.