Expected Family Contribution
You and your family are primarily responsible for your education. Financial aid is intended to supplement the family's resources.
The amount of your contribution is determined according to a standardized "need analysis" formula developed by the federal government. The need analysis formula considers such things as income, assets, taxes paid, family size, and the number of family members in college. If you are a dependent student based on federal criteria, your parents' resources are also considered.
After your FAFSA application is submitted online to the Federal Processor, the results are calculated and forwarded to the schools listed on your FAFSA.
2016-17 FAFSA Available January 1
Submit your 2016-17 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov on or soon after January 1 in order to maximize financial aid eligibility for 2016-17 school year, which begins with the Fall 2016 term.
Financial Aid in the Laker Hub
You can now check the status of your FAFSA application and documents in the Laker Hub. Simply log in, and click on "Status and Documents" from the Financial Aid menu. Awards can also be viewed there.
Check Your Laker Mail!
Important financial aid updates and information is being sent to your Laker Mail. Be sure to check it regularly!
Get Your Refund Faster!
Sign up for Direct Deposit! Log in to the Laker Hub, click on Student Refunds-Bank Info under the Financial Information menu, and enter your info.
8/25/15 - Fall Semester Begins
9/18/15 - Pell Refunds of Credit Issued
10/2/15 - Loan Refunds of Credit Issued
10/20/15 - Fall Bills Due in Full
12/4/15 - Final Day to Request Fall Loan
12/14/15 - Fall Semester Ends
1/1/16 - 2016-17 FAFSA Available