Financial Aid & Scholarships
Award monies from scholarships, fellowships, and grants are distributed through the Financial Aid & Scholarships office. Annual awards are divided into two disbursements, fall and spring, and are applied to the student's account. The process is this:
- The awarding department will send SFS a roster indicated the students selected for scholarship, grant, etc.
- Provided the information is correct (account numbers, name, etc.) and the students are eligible to receive the award, SFS will disburse the funds directly to the student fee account. They usually disburse on Mondays and Wednesdays, with checks mailed from the Bursar's office on Fridays.
If there are account or eligibility issues, the SFS Scholarship office will contact the department right away to resolve them.
Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
Many scholarship agencies and donors require students to complete the FAFSA and to demonstrate an extended search for financial aid opportunities beyond scholarships. You are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Grant Resource Guide – The Division of Research and Economic Development has created a guide to help faculty, students, and researchers through the grant application process.
Tax Benefits for Education
The IRS's Publication 970 includes the tax procedure and guidelines for claiming education deductions and fellowship and grant award monies.