General guidelines for grants
- To be considered, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit other requested documents annually.
- Grants are need-based, meaning they are based on the results of your FAFSA
- They do not require repayment after graduation.
- If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible.
- Enrollment requirements may apply.
- You must be meeting satisfactory academic progress.
The type of aid offer you receive depends on your demonstrated financial need, academic standing and financial aid history. We award as much grant or gift assistance as possible, but are restricted by the limits (annual and cumulative) and available funding of these programs. The remainder of your need is met by a combination of loan(s) and/or work and the limits (annual and cumulative) dictated by each program. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee all your financial need will be met. Your financial aid offer generally stays the same year to year, but is subject to revisions based upon FAFSA results. For example:
New students will receive award notification packets via postal mail. Current students will receive an award letter or email award notification message requesting you to view your awards in our internal system, Merlin, after a student file is complete and our office has processed your information.
It’s important to remember the following:
- Accept or reject your loans offered through Merlin.
- Carefully read all documents, including the Terms and Conditions. You are responsible for all the information provided.
- Return any other requested items included in your award letter package.
- Notify the Office of Financial Aid if your living arrangements or enrollment have changes.
If your original aid offer changes, we will notify you via email. Revisions may occur for the following reasons:
- Changes in your financial circumstances. You may request a revision in your aid offer by completing one of our appeal processes.
- You withdraw from the College. Please contact your success coach.
- You receive outside aid.
- There is a change in your enrollment status.
- You fail to respond to letters or requests for information.
- There is a change in living arrangements.