Many students and their families are facing financial hardship due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges. The Office of Financial Aid has limited funding available for eligible students who need assistance in meeting expenses such as tuition, housing, food, books and/or technology.
Eligible students could qualify for one-year awards of gap funding, additional federal or institutional grants, loans and/or work-study to assist them with their enrollment expenses for the academic year.
Appeals are need-based, meaning students must have financial eligibility to be considered for additional funding. The university bases appeal decisions on events such as loss of employment, major illness, divorce and other serious life-altering financial changes.