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Financial Aid—Terms to Know

To be a successful student, you should become familiar with financial aid terminology. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the common terms in the list below. This will help alleviate confusion and save time when registering every semester.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

This is the application you must complete to determine eligibility for federal financial aid programs.

The Student Aid Report (SAR)

You will receive a Student Aid Report 3-4 weeks after you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. This document will help Financial Aid determine if you are eligible for any federal financial aid programs.

Tax Returns, Verification Worksheets

Award Notification

Enrollment Status (Undergraduates)

Enrollment Status (Graduates)

Adds and Drops

Complete Withdrawal

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)


Holds and Bars

Loan Sessions

Exit Sessions

Financial Aid
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