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.

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 April 23, 2018, we are currently processing documents received on the dates below:

  • Entrance/Exit Counseling: April 23
  • Mailed/Faxed Documents:  April 20
  • Grad PLUS Approval: April 16
  • PLUS Loan Approval: April 16
  • PLUS Denial Adjustments: April 16
  • Private Loan Certification: April 17
  • Summer Applications: April 16
  • Verification 1718: April 16
  • Verification 1819: April 16
  • Email responses: 1–2 business days

School Code: 002259

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