Returning students must reapply each year for financial aid. Renewal of financial aid awards are contingent upon the renewal requirements listed below and continued availability of funding from all sources.
Important Dates for Returning Students
The 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be available in late December or January. (The university is awaiting a decision by the U.S. Department of Education on the specific release date of the FAFSA.)
To receive full consideration for all types of financial aid, the Office of Financial Aid must receive your FAFSA by April 15. Late applications will be accepted, however financial aid is awarded to on-time applicants first and funding cannot be guaranteed to late applications.
You must demonstrate continued financial need for renewal of need-based aid
Recipients of merit scholarships must maintain the specific required cumulative GPA for merit scholarship renewal
All prior term student account balances must be paid in full
Steps to File FASFA
You (and your parent, if you're a dependent student) will need your Federal Student Aid ID and password that you created last year to file your FAFSA. If you forgot what those are, go to the login page and click on "Forgot My Username" to get you username or "Forgot My Password" to reset your password.
Complete and submit the FAFSA on the web. You will have fewer questions to answer for 2023-2024 as the renewal FAFSA will contain some of the information you gave on the 2022-2023 FAFSA. Updates will be needed only for the information that has changed from the prior year.
After the FAFSA is submitted, some students are selected for a process called federal verification. To complete this process we review data reported on your FAFSA and confirm its accuracy. During our review we may request additional documentation as required by law. Students who will need to provide additional documents will receive a missing information request via mail or email from the Financial Aid Office letting you know what documents are needed. It’s important that you address the request because a financial aid award offer will not be made until all required material is received.
You will be notified via email once your financial aid offer is available on Regis Access. Tip: You can save time when filing your FAFSA by using the built-in IRS Data Retrieval Tool to pull your financial information directly into your FAFSA from your tax return. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is fast, accurate, secure, and streamlines the FAFSA filing process.
IRS Data Retrieval
Students and parents completing the FAFSA are urged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to instantly transfer your tax information directly into your FAFSA. If you have already filed your FAFSA for the 2023-2024 year, please update it by logging back into your FAFSA and use the Data Retrieval Tool to import your 2021 tax information. Students and parents may use the DRT in lieu of submitting 2021 federal tax transcripts (if requested by the Financial Aid Office).
Students and parents who do not or cannot use the IRS data retrieval process when filing a FAFSA may be required to provide a 2021 IRS tax transcript if selected for verification. A tax transcript can be obtained through the IRS web site at: