Financial Aid Essentials
Frequently Asked Questions
After Receiving Financial Aid FAQs
If I have money left from my award and don’t attend during the summer, does that money carry over to the next fall?
No. The award is for the academic year that you applied for only. If you do not use it all during that year, you never get the unused portion.
Do I have to repay any financial aid funds?
Generally, grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid. You may be required to repay a portion of any Pell Grant and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) funds you received if you withdraw from school completely on or before the 60% point of the semester.
What if I change my program of study after I have been awarded Financial Aid?
You may not be eligible for financial aid depending on your new program of study. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to make sure your new program is still eligible for federal aid. If your new program is not eligible for federal aid, you will be responsible for paying back the amount you have charged against your financial aid account and/or received.
How can I view my Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentage?
You can log on to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at https://nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/ to view your LEU.
Will I have summer eligibility?
Students who have been enrolled full-time in Fall and Spring semester will not have summer eligibility. If a student has been enrolled in less than full-time for one or both semesters may qualify for summer funding. Please note, NCCCG and NCELS grants are not funded for summer. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.