2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Financial Assistance and Scholarships Office

Located on the second floor of the Administration Building, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance is responsible for the administration of all federally-funded student financial assistance programs, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work Study Program, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program and Federal Direct Loan Program. The office also provides services to students receiving vocational rehabilitation funds, veterans’ benefits, private and institutional scholarships, state assistance programs and other types of financial assistance.

Students receiving vocational funding from the State Department of Rehabilitation or funding from the Veterans’ Administration should contact this office for certification and counseling assistance. The Office of Veterans’ Affairs, also located in this office, assists veterans and eligible persons in all phases of certification, retention of benefits, receiving payment for tutorial assistance, veterans’ work-study, as well as financial and academic advice and counseling.

Students who need assistance in planning and budgeting their college expenses and resources are encouraged to contact this office for a copy of the student financial assistance brochure which describes the various types of assistance available as well as the procedures for applying.

In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a regular degree program or an approved certificate program.

Students who are in default on previous federal student loans are not eligible for any type of federal aid until the default status is removed.

Students are responsible for meeting the requirements for academic progress as stipulated in the Requirements for Academic Progress for Financial Assistance Recipients, which is given to each student who receives financial assistance coordinated through this office.