I probably don’t qualify for aid. Should I fill out the FAFSA?
Yes! Many students mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving any kind of financial assistance, including student loans.
Do I have to re-apply for financial aid every year?
Yes, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA every year. However, subsequent years will contain pre-populated information from the previous year. Keep in mind that your eligibility for financial aid may change significantly, especially if you have a different number of family members in college or your family’s income situation has changed.
Do I need to have 12 units in order to receive financial aid?
No. Minimum enrollment status varies according to each aid program. For most programs, 6 units is the minimum required enrollment.
When do I get my refund check?
All funds are set to disburse the Friday of the first week of classes. As long as all monies come in, they are transferred over to the Business Office where they will process the check. This whole procedure will take 2-3 weeks. All checks are sent to the student’s billing address.
How come I haven’t received my refund check yet?
In order to process the refund check, all monies need to be in and transferred to your account. If you haven’t received your check yet, it is very possible you have not completed the student loan process of completing the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. You will want to check with the Financial Aid Office to see which monies haven’t come in.