Applying for Financial Aid

The College will attempt to assist any student seeking financial aid. Financial aid eligibility decisions for all financial aid programs are made by each individual campus.

A student seeking financial aid must apply to the campus he/she will attend.

The steps for applying for financial aid are as follows:

  1. Apply each academic year.
  2. Students are encouraged to apply online at or mail the application in the envelope provided.
  3. Obtain the financial aid application (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)) from any campus. This application is appropriate for applying for all types of federal, state and institutional aid. Scholarship programs require a separate application.
  4. Complete the FAFSA using the appropriate federal 1040 income tax form, as filed by the students and parents, and any other supporting documents such as W-2 forms, state tax returns and Social Security, welfare, bank and investment statements.
  5. Complete all institutional forms and supporting documentation as requested by the campus.
  6. The campus will receive an electronic Institutional Student Information Record, which will be used to determine eligibility for financial aid. Students will receive an electronic or a paper Student Aid Report.

A student must file the FAFSA, complete a Master Promissory Note and complete Loan Counseling to be considered for a Stafford Loan. Stafford Loans are available through the Federal Family Educational Loan Program (FFELP).