Institutional grants are awarded to students each academic year on the basis of need. Determination of need is based on the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated on the Institutional Student Information Records (ISIR). The award amount is typically disbursed equally over two semesters. To qualify, the student must be registered for 6 or more credits per semester. The award amount is dependent upon the student’s enrollment status per semester. There is no formal application process. Students automatically apply by completing the FAFSA form and submitting all required documentation. Students will be notified of the grant amount through receipt of the Financial Aid Award Notice, which can be seen anytime using NetPartner.
Students may reapply each academic year by completing a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Please note that if a student receives a subsequent award from an outside, private entity, their institutional grant or scholarship may be reduced. Additionally, if a credit balance is created as the result of an institutional grant, the institutional grant funds may be reduced.