Mission

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to provide students and their families with counseling and the services necessary to gain access to educational funds by promoting financial aid awareness, awarding aid in an honest, fair, and equitable manner, and to administer the financial aid programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and guidelines.  Policies and procedures are evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure prompt, courteous, efficient service that complies with all regulatory requirements.

 

Goals

  1. Increase student knowledge of loans, debt management, budgeting, and money management .
  2. Automate financial aid processing so that students can complete the process online and affect an increase of 40% utilization of online processes.  Expect students to be able to complete entrance and exit loan counseling online, complete loan master promissory notes online, obtain consumer information about financial aid online, and be able to retrieve financial aid forms online. 
  3.  Implement the government’s direct lending program as required by passage of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H. R. 4872). 
  4. Implement year around Pell Grant and maximum grant for children of deceased members of the armed forces as mandated by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.