Apply for Federal Aid

If you are a U.S. citizen and eligible non-citizen who wants to be considered for financial aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using code 002853.


  • February 1 for new students enrolling in the fall semester

  • March 1 for continuing students

  • November 1 for spring enrollment

If you miss the priority deadline, you may still receive some financial assistance, but certain aid may not be available.

Request for Additional Information

Every year, a few applicants are selected at random and asked to verify the information submitted on the FAFSA. In those cases, and in any instance where an application appears to include inaccurate or conflicting information, Financial Aid will request additional documentation or other verification. If you receive such a request, please provide the information requested within 45 days to ensure the timely disbursement fo financial and and to avoid forfeiting or reductions to your financial aid.

Disqualification for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA filers are advised that a criminal conviction for violating state or federal drug laws can disqualify a student for federal student aid if the offense occurred during a period in which the student was receiving Title IV aid. The official policy statement is summarized below. Conspiring to sell drugs counts as sale of drugs.

Offense Possession of Illegal Drugs Sale of iIllegal Drugs
1st offense 1 year from date of conviction 2 years from date of conviction
2nd offense 2 years from date of conviction Indefinite period
3rd offense Indefinite period