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Impacts On Aid

Your financial aid depends on many factors. Your financial aid can increase or decrease even after you receive your aid for the semester. Use this page to learn more about items that can affect your aid.

Cost of Attendance

You can receive financial aid up to the average estimated expenses for student fees, textbooks, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

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Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The EFC helps determine your federal student aid eligibility and financial aid award. It is used in determining the amount of Pell Grant and other need-based awards you can receive.

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If you are enrolled less than full-time, or if any of your classes are ineligible for financial aid purposes, your financial aid can reduce accordingly.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to maintain your eligibility for federal financial aid, you need to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards each semester.

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Changes in Finances

We encourage students to contact our office if you or your family have experienced a significant change in financial circumstances since completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Limits on Aid

There are limits on the amount of Federal Direct Loans and Federal Pell Grants you can receive in a given year and degree program.

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