2018-2019 Catalog

Awarding Procedures

When all required information, forms, and documents have been received by the Financial Aid office, the student’s financial aid file is considered complete and ready for verifying and awarding to the extent funds are available. 

The Financial Aid office uses the following criteria to award funds to financial aid applicants:

  • Financial need, scholarship eligibility, grade level, enrollment level, and program of study;
  • Must have an EFC that the Financial Aid office has determined to be valid; and
  • Must have a complete file for the new award year. Students who have completed financial aid files by the Fall quarter priority deadline of July 1 receive consideration for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Nebraska Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study. The Federal Pell Grant can be applied for throughout the year; however, the Financial Aid office must electronically receive students’ SAR information no later than June 30 of the current award year to determine their federal grants eligibility for the award year.