Many students are not aware that there are steps to undertake to ensure that they maintain eligibility from year to year.
Following are general guidelines for keeping financial aid as a graduate student. If you have a question, please ask us.
Go to class. If you never attend your classes, you will not be eligible to receive aid. The same rule applies if you
withdraw from courses or even audit courses. You must be enrolled in at least 5 credit hours to receive loans.
Study. You need to earn at least a 3.0 GPA to keep your aid.
Reapply for aid as soon as possible after January 1 each year. Funding rules are subject to change on a yearly basis,
so the earlier you apply, the better.
Stay in touch. If a situation arises in which you have financial difficulty, need to completely withdraw,
or encounter an emergency, we may be able to help.