Financial Aid FAQs
FAFSA has two categories for students: independent and dependent.
- Dependent students are required to provide parent information on FAFSA.
- Independent students do not have to provide parent information on FAFSA.
FAFSA determines whether you are a dependent or independent student based on the answers you provide.
SAP stands for Satisfactory Academic Progress. If you are meeting SAP, this means you are in Good Financial Aid standing and eligible to receive Federal Aid. If you are not meeting SAP, you are on Financial Aid Suspension and ineligible to receive Federal Aid. Financial Aid Suspension and Academic Suspension are two different things.
Appeal Process: A student who has at least a 1.50 cumulative grade point average may appeal the suspension of financial aid. A completed appeal form must be submitted to the financial aid office. The form may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office or submitted online here. The appeal will be reviewed and determined whether the suspension is justified.