Financial Aid

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Want to to attend college but discouraged by your lack of financial resources? If you need financial aid to cover your education expenses, applying for federal student aid for adult students  can offer a solution.

All students requesting financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  each academic year. All FAFSA forms must be completed online (SU College code 002882). Additional requirements for completing financial aid applications depend on which type of aid applicant you are:

  • New aid applicants: students who are returning after stopping-out for a year or more, those who have not applied for aid before, and newly admitted.
  • Continuous-returning aid applicants: students who were awarded aid in the previous academic year.

Students must stay registered for 6 credit hours for the semester in order to be eligible and retain any financial aid awarded as federal loans. Any tuition expenses (including fees) not covered by financial aid are the responsibility of the student, and will be billed on the next billing date of that semester. Courses may not be dropped after the financial drop deadline due to non-receipt of this benefit or changes in coverage after the term begins. It is the student’s responsibility to work with the UC Financial Aid office regarding eligibility and award.

Any financial aid indicated as a Payment Award during registration is based on the student having completed all Financial Aid to Do List(s). It is in no way an indication that aid will be awarded. It is simply a courtesy to allow the student to complete the registration process while awaiting a financial aid award. The amount of any actual financial aid awarded may be less than indicated, or in some cases no aid will be awarded.


For information or assistance about this option, reference Undergraduate Financial Aid or Graduate Financial Aid pages to review your available options, or contact the University College Financial Aid Office regarding any further questions.

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