How to Apply for Financial Aid
Each student must complete a financial aid application to be considered for need-based financial aid which includes grants, scholarships and loans. Scholarships based on merit, such as the Merit Scholarship, Athletic Scholarships, or the Global Scholarship are based on the student's admission application.
When to Apply?
The process begins on January 1st of each year. It is advised to begin the process as soon as possible. The financial aid application process consists of four steps. You must complete all steps, chronologically, to be considered for need-based financial aid. Students may begin to fill out applications for financial aid even before they have filed taxes. Students are encouraged to estimate their annual income on the FAFSA or International Financial Aid Application even if their taxes have not been filed yet. During the verification period, students will have a chance to update this information with actual figures.
NEW STUDENTS should apply by the priority deadline of February 15th of each year so that an estimated financial aid package can be delivered by mid-March.
CONTINUING STUDENTS must be submit their application no later than midnight on March 2nd of each year.
For 2015-2016 academic year, students can apply starting January 1, 2015.
Who Can Apply?
All students can apply for financial aid. We encourage all new students to apply for financial aid in their first year of study.
While it can be time consuming the first time you undertake the process, funding for institutional need-based scholarships has drastically increased in the last few years, making more and more students eligible.