Application Procedures

To apply for any form of need-based financial aid, including loans, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. A FAFSA must be filed for each academic year during which students wish to receive financial aid.

Students requiring assistance in completing FAFSA forms should call the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at 984-3286.  Students may also submit their application on the web at:

The information contained in the FAFSA is used to determine student’s eligibility for all need-based aid.  The US Department of Education will send students a “Student Aid Report” (SAR) which reflects the “Expected Family Contribution” (EFC).  All schools listed on your FAFSA receive an electronic copy of your SAR and begin working on your file.  The EFC indicates students’ eligibility for financial aid.

The SAR should be reviewed carefully for errors, and corrections should be made quickly.  Corrections can be made online at 

Log on to:

  1. Select Make correction to a processed FASFA.

If requested, the Financial Aid Office will process corrections electronically, but additional documents may be needed.

The Financial Aid Office will review the SAR and may ask for additional documents.  See Documentation Requirements.  Once a file is complete, the Financial Aid Office can determine eligibility.  Anyone not eligible for aid will receive a notification indicating the reason.

For information, call 984-3277 or email