The Financial Aid Office provides counseling and assistance to students who do not have the necessary financial resources to accomplish their educational objectives.
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan Changes
The interest subsidy on Federal Direct Subsidized Loans will no longer be provided during the grace period for first disbursements made on or after July 1, 2012, and before July 1, 2014.
-Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012
A new borrower on or after July 1, 2013 will not be eligible for a new Federal Direct Subsidized Loans if the period during which the borrower has received such loans exceeds 150 percent of the published length of the borrower's educational program. The law also provides that a borrower reaching 150 percent limit becomes ineligible for interest subsidy benefit on all Federal Direct Subsidized Loans first disbursed to that borrower on or after July 1, 2013.
-Public Law 112-141
Pell Grant Changes
As of Fall 2012, students are now limited to 600% (18 quarters or 12 semesters) Lifetime Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant program. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%.
-Public Law 112-74
Tax Document Changes
If we require you to provide a copy of your and/or your parent's 2012 taxes and you are unable or choose not to use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval tool, you must supply us with an official IRS 2012 Tax Transcript (it does not need to be signed). Per changes in federal regulations, we can no longer accept copies of your handwritten, printed, or copied 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ forms.
You can request an IRS Tax Transcript:
PLUS Loan Information
Parents must go to studentloans.gov to apply for this loan.
The Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a Federal Educational Loan. The parent is the borrower of this loan. At the same time, it is part of the student's financial aid package and students are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. The amount that can be borrowed is based on the cost of attendance less any other financial aid awarded.