Financial Aid Offer Letters

The Student Financial Assistance Office sends out financial aid offer letters to all students for the upcoming school year at the end of March. Those students that did not complete a FAFSA by the priority deadline will be processed in turn.

If any student wishes to accept or decline this assistance, it is necessary that they log onto our online student self service system, Joe'SS.

Parent PLUS loans cannot be accepted or declined in Joe'SS. To accept a Parent PLUS loan, the parents need to apply through studentaid.gov

The amount of financial aid that has been offered to a student may be revised if they are awarded additional financial assistance (scholarships, fellowships etc.) at a later date. The student will be notified if such revisions are made.  

To receive and/or maintain your aid, the student will need to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and complete any documents required by the Student Financial Assistance Office.

Financial aid accepted by students will apply towards tuition and fees, room/board, and other debts owed to the University. If the total of the aid applied exceeds the amount of charges owed to the University, excess funds will be sent by the Cashier's office to the students local address (or directly deposited into their bank account) each semester. If a Parent PLUS loan has resulted in an overpayment the refund will be sent directly to the parent. If all requirements, including full-time registration, promissory notes and counseling, are fulfilled by the student the funds will be paid out to the students account 7-10 days prior to the first day of class.

For more information on how Financial Aid is awarded, your rights, responsibilities, and answers to other questions you may have about your awards, see our policies and procedures page or contact us for more information.

Click to view a digital copy of the Award Letter Guide 2020.