A financial aid application (FAFSA) must be complete, and a student enrolled in an eligible program at the college, before the application can be reviewed. After the Financial Aid Office has reviewed the application for eligibility requirements as determined by state or federal regulations, the student will receive an award letter or notification otherwise. The award letter will disclose any aid amounts awarded.
A student has the right to accept or decline any portion of an offered financial aid award. If a student wishes to decline or cancel an offered award, they may submit a written statement to the Financial Aid Office indicating the award(s) they wish to decline.
Financial aid is applied to outstanding tuition and fee costs first. If there is a credit balance remaining, a financial aid refund will be disbursed to the student. Aid cannot be disbursed until the first day of the quarter or after. See "How to Receive Your Aid" for details on how aid is disbursed.
If the student is not eligible for any other types of aid except student loans, he/she will receive a notification of financial aid status. A separate application must be completed in order to apply for a student loan. See "Student Loans" for more information.