Special Instructions for Returning Students

You must complete the following steps in order to be considered for financial assistance:

  1. Check renewal criteria for outside scholarships and complete all steps for renewal.
  2. Current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available October 1. The priority deadline to apply for the fall semester is March 1. Applications submitted after June 1 for the fall semester or November 15 for the spring semester will be processed; however, aid may not be available by the first day of classes.
  3. Once FAFSA sends you an acknowledgement email that your FAFSA was successfully processed, review your student aid report (SAR) for errors and make any necessary corrections online. Please double check the following information to ensure that it is correct:
    1. SSN
    2. Date of Birth
    3. First Name
    4. Last Name
  4. Review your Financial Aid file in MyPortal for information including:
    1. Student Requirements
    2. Award Offer
    3. Financial Aid History
    4. Satisfactory Academic Progess
    5. College Financiing Plan Worksheet