not sure my family will have financial need. Should I complete
A. Yes. Financial aid is
intended both to remove financial barriers for families who cannot
afford the cost of an education beyond high school and to fill
in the gap for families who can afford only
part of the cost. Some loans are available regardless of need.
Q. Must I be accepted for admission
before I apply for financial aid?
A. No. You may apply for financial aid any time after
January 1. In fact, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance
before you are admitted to the University. However, you must have
an admission application on file with the University before we
can begin processing your FAFSA and you must be formally admitted to the University before we will produce an award letter for you.
Q. My parents
are separated or divorced. Which parent fills out the FAFSA?
A. The parent you lived with most during the last 12 months should complete the FAFSA.
If you didnt live with either parent or if you lived with
each parent an equal number of days, the application should be
filled out by the parent who provided the most support to you
during the last 12 months. "Support" means money for
such things as housing, food, clothes, transportation, medical
and dental care, and school costs.
Q. I am currently
separated or divorced. What financial information should I include
on the FAFSA?
A. The information you provide should reflect your situation
as of the day you sign the FAFSA application.
Q. When will
I hear about my financial aid?
A. After you submit all requested documents, our staff
will complete a review of your file and make any necessary changes.
When the changes are complete, our automated computer system will
generate an award email notification for you. Students who meet the first priority deadline (March 2nd)
will begin receiving award letters during April. If you file your FAFSA after March 2nd or delay in submitting required documents, you will be notified within six weeks of completing your file. The Award notification email
you receive will direct you to TITAN Online to view your specific
financial aid awards.