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 and Graduate PLUS loans cannot be accepted or declined in Joe'SS. To accept a PLUS loan, the parent or graduate student needs to apply through studentaid.gov. Once our office receives an approved application, we will accept the loan for the amount requested.
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, housing/dining, and books and supplies included on the student's billing statement. If the total of the aid applied exceeds the amount of charges owed to the University, the Cashier's office will process a refund to the student via direct deposit to their bank account or issue a check to the student's local address within 7-10 business days each semester. Should a Parent PLUS loan result in an overpayment, the refund will be sent directly to either the parent (as the borrower) or the student, depending on what option the parent requests on their PLUS loan application. If all requirements, including full-time registration, promissory notes and counseling, are fulfilled by the student the funds will be disbursed to the students account as early as 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 2021.