Summer Financial Aid

The 2018 summer aid application [PDF] is now available for students planning to attend summer courses. Download, complete, and submit (with physical, non-electronic signature) to be reviewed. Please note that some aid is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

University Scholarship Application

The 2018-19 University Scholarship Application is now available. This application is open to admitted undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Please note that all applicants will be notified of potential awards via email by the end of June. For further information, please click on the application [PDF] and review the criteria. Applications are due by 5 p.m., March 15, 2018.

Looking for an on-campus job?

The Office of Financial Aid is looking for professional, friendly students with excellent customer service skills for our open student assistant position. Our current opening is Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Students must have a work study award. Duties include, but are not limited to, telephone customer service, office organization tasks, filing, copying, campus mail deliveries, and minor data entry.  Download our application [PDF] and submit to Service EMU (268 Student Center or 240 McKenny Hall) or email to

Need help filing your FAFSA?

The University of California Santa Barbara has created an excellent tool to guide you through the process. Visit the 2018-2019 Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA tutorial to learn more.

Cash Course! A Guide to College Funding

Download the 2018–2019 High School Night Financial Aid presentation [PDF].

Great Advice for Parents

Inceptia has collaborated with NerdWallet to publish the "Great Advice for Parents" eGuide [PDF]. This free guide provides high school students and their parents with timely and relevant information regarding college planning and finances.  

Processing Times

As of February 19, 2018, we are currently processing documents received on the dates below:

  • Entrance/Exit Counseling: February 19
  • Mailed/Faxed Documents: February 19
  • Grad PLUS Approval: February 15
  • PLUS Loan Approval: February 15
  • PLUS Denial Adjustments: February 15
  • Private Loan Certification: February 15
  • Verification: February 12
  • Email responses: 1–2 business days

School Code: 002259

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