The links below include short videos that provide information about loans that will be helpful to you:
If you have been awarded a Federal Direct Stafford Loan or a Federal Direct PLUS Loan you will need to complete the process described below before you can receive your funds. More information about loan programs can be found under the Types of Aid link on the Financial Aid homepage.
The Federal Direct Student Loan process
The Federal Direct Student Loan Application process requires a student to complete both Loan Entrance Counseling and also a Master Promissory Note. Both processes can be accessed on the www.studentloans.gov web site.
Remember, you only need to follow these instructions AFTER you have been awarded a Federal Direct Student Loan. Step by step instructions are posted at
The Direct PLUS Loan for Parents process
Remember, you only need to follow these instructions AFTER you have been awarded a Direct PLUS Loan. Step by step instructions are posted at:
If you are applying for an Alternative/Private Loan be sure to follow any instructions given by your lender for that loan. Learn more.
Complete the Verification Process (If Selected)
Your FAFSA may be selected for verification by the Department of Education. According to the federal government, this means we must make sure the information you reported on your FAFSA is accurate. If selected, we will mail you a letter asking for specific information to support or clarify your application. Submit your information promptly to avoid delay of your financial aid award. Please do not send us income documents unless we request you to do so.
If you are asked to complete any special forms, the forms can be found on the Forms Page.
Work-Study Jobs (If Awarded You Must Apply)
If you receive a work-study award and are interested in working, you must apply for a position using the University's Online Employment Site and click on Employment Opportunities. Students who have been awarded work-study will be notified when they can attend a required on-campus orientation session before beginning work.
If you were not offered work-study but are interested, please submit a written request for consideration to the Financial Aid Office.