Consumer Information

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This publication provides basic information on federal student aid to help you pay for college or career school.

This is an interactive tool that provides information to help students understand financial aid and assist student in managing finances. Note: It does not satisfy Entrance or Exit Counseling Requirements.

Financial literacy education can provide an understanding of how to manage personal finances, establish financial goals, and form a plan to reach them.

An FSA ID is a username and password that gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.

You will be prompted to create an FSA ID when completing the FAFSA for the first time.

Check your junk folder if you cannot find the message in your inbox. Some e-mail providers require that you add an e-mail address to your address book before you can receive any e-mail from that address. To ensure that the Department of Education's messages can be delivered to your inbox, enter originating e-mail address, into your address book.

There have been changes to the law that affect all students that receive Federal Pell Grant. This change limits the total number of years a student may receive a Pell Grant to the equivalent of 6 (six) years. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant a student can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600% (6 years x 100%). Once student Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) equals or exceeds 600%, the student may no longer receive Pell Grant funding.

If the US Department of Education has reason to believe that a high school diploma is not valid, the institution must evaluate the validity of high school completion.

Because of HEA, the financial aid office will not disclose information collected from your FAFSA or your financial aid award or eligibility to any 3rd-party person (including parents or spouses) or entity requesting this data on your behalf. Read more on the Financial Aid Data Sharing Policy.

In some cases, the Financial Aid Office, may make an adjustment during the award year to reflect a student's changed circumstances. Please review the policy for more information. 

Students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to continue receiving Federal Financial Aid. Please review the SAP policy for more information.

A student may only repeat a previously passed course once and have it count towards enrollment status for Federal Financial Aid purposes. Read more information and examples of eligible and non-eligible repeat coursework.

Students who drop all classes or receive all "Fs" in a semester, may be required to return all or part of awarded Financial Aid. Read the policy regarding return of funds for Title IV Aid recipients who withdraw.

Federal student loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment terms and options than private student loans. Read more about Federal Student Loan basics.

Maximum eligibility period to receive Direct Subsidized Loans for first time borrowers on or after July 1, 2013. Read more about the Direct Subsidized Loan Time limitation.

Get an early look at repayment plans and see estimates for how much you would pay monthly on federal student loans.