Students must apply each academic year for financial aid.

New Students

Graduate distance education, Stopped-out returning*, and First-time Aid Applicants

The application process consists of completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid   (FAFSA) application.

Communications Management and Social Science Students must also complete the University College Graduate Financial Aid Application.

Graduate 2017-2018 Financial Aid Application
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First-time aid applicants or students returning after an absence of a year or longer who are enrolled in one of these programs must submit an IRS transcript, if IRS income information was NOT imported to the FAFSA, or non-taxable income documentation, such as from Social Security, of prior calendar year income.

*Stopped-out returning refers to students who have been absent from the aid process for one or more years.

Continuing-returning Graduate Online Application

Online Application for Renewing Financial Aid


Renewing students taking six (6) credit hours per term may need to complete only the FAFSA when renewing in consecutive years. Other enrollment loads and requests for work-study, increasing loan request amounts, or notifying the Financial Aid Office of an outside resource require students to submit an online application.

Income documentation may or may not be required from Continuing-returning students. The student’s financial aid advisor will review the FAFSA results after they are received. If documentation is needed, a “To Do” item will be posted to the student’s MySlice account. Students should check their financial aid “To Do” list regularly in MySlice.

Use IRS Information for FAFSA

Students who have completed their federal tax return may have their IRS data loaded into the FAFSA. An IRS PIN must be set up to authorize the IRS to transfer information to the FAFSA. A new window will open from the FAFSA “Student Tax Information” web page. Follow the on-screen instructions. Our May 6 application deadline lets you take advantage of this option. The requirement to submit a tax transcript is waived if the IRS data imported to the FAFSA is unchanged.

Questions about Financial Aid?