Welcome back, Husky! Whether you are beginning your second semester or your senior year, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding your financial aid eligibility and deadlines:
How to Reapply for Aid
In order to be considered for financial aid, you must submit your FAFSA application every year by the appropriate deadline (April 15 for returning students). The renewing and awarding of scholarships, grants, loans, etc. is based on the student’s current calculated financial need, availability of funds, academic policy and standards set forth by the particular aid involved.
How to Maintain Satisfactory Progress
In order to receive your funds, including institutional merit awards, you must meet and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA). This grade point average varies depending upon the number of college credit hours you have accrued. Read more about the Satisfactory Progress policy and what GPA minimum you must maintain. Learn more about Merit Awards GPA requirements for Freshmen and Transfer students.
Relevant Financial Aid Deadlines
Once you have submitted your FAFSA by the April 15 deadline, your financial aid award(s) will be reviewed for possible renewal. When your financial aid package is available for review, your listed award(s) will be displayed in your HuskyNet account. If you notice a discrepancy or have questions about your financial aid award, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid. If you have questions about payment plans or account balances, please reach out to the Student Account’s office.
Additional Aid Opportunities
A limited number of scholarships are awarded to students that are a part of specific leadership positions on campus. Get involved and check out opportunities around campus. New leadership positions are offered every year during the spring semester. For more information about leadership positions see the Student Leadership page.
How Withdrawing Can Affect Your Financial Aid
If you are planning to withdraw from a class or from the HCU completely, it can result in the return of your federal aid and removal of your institutional aid. Dropping below full-time status can also affect your financial aid. Learn more about withdrawing and the impact it could have your financial aid award.
How to Schedule a Financial Aid Appointment
As a current student, you have been assigned to a financial aid advisor in our office based on your last name. This advisor is available to help answer questions about your financial aid, including questions about verification, missing documents, receipt of outside aid, etc. You can find your advisor’s information on our contact page.