Applying for financial aid can be a complex and frustrating process.  Often students get unwelcome news when they discover that they have not completed the application process, missed a deadline or have not met the eligibility requirements.

To avoid unwanted late fees or a debt that cannot be readily paid, it is important that the application process be completed well before the start of the academic year and that you be familiar with the policies affecting aid eligibility detailed on these pages.

Refer to the individual topics listed to the left for more information.

For best results, track your steps along the way using the Financial Aid Timeline.