Financial aid and scholarships don’t automatically renew each year. You must repeat several of the application steps you took as a freshman. It’s easier the second time, but the same rules apply: if you miss any steps or deadlines, you won’t get money.
You may want to print this page and check off each step as you complete it. Do each step in the order listed.
Click here for a printable version of the above checklist.
The priority deadline for applying for federal financial aid is March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester. If you submit paperwork after the priority date you may not have your financial aid process completed by the first day of classes and other payment arrangements might need to be made. Additionally, you may miss out on certain types of first come, first awarded campus based aid. So, apply early and contact the Financial Aid Office when you have questions.