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Using and Keeping Your Financial Aid

How NOT to Lose Financial Aid

Financial aid programs have requirements that you need to meet in order to keep the aid. If you don't meet every requirement, even if you aren't aware of it, your aid money can be taken away. Don't let this happen. If you aren't sure where you stand, contact us and we will help.

  1. Keep your grades up.
  2. Check your scholarships for renewal criteria.
  3. Establish an academic plan toward graduation. Talk with your advisor.
  4. Talk with Career Services early in your schooling. Your Career Services counselor can help you develop a career plan.
  5. Complete your courses. Routinely withdrawing from courses will hurt your ability to keep your aid. If you have to withdraw from a course because of a family emergency or major life event, contact your advisor before you stop attending class.
  6. Let your advisor know if you are struggling. Your advisor can help you find tutors and others who can help.
  7. Watch your borrowing and spending. Contact your financial aid counselor for resources to help.
  8. If you want to change your program, talk with your advisor about how this might affect your financial aid.