Federal student aid is financial assistance provided through the U.S. Department of Education. To apply for federal financial aid, file the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after it opens in December 2023 (date has not yet been announced). The FAFSA filing deadline for maximum aid consideration is February 1, 2024. The following are federal financial aid programs:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS (Graduate/Professional Student) Loans

For a detailed explanation of the federal programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education, visit their website at www.studentaid.gov.