Leadership Studies Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid offers aid assistance to students through their federal programs. Federal student aid applies to school expenses such as tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and transportation. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is available as early as January 1 each year, and should be submitted prior to your anticipated date of college enrollment. Types of federal aid available are listed below.
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are available to undergraduate students. Grants do not have to be repaid. Eligibility is determined by the Expected Family Contribution as calculated by the Department of Education, using information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funds from this award will be divided equally between Fall and Spring semesters and will be credited to the student's account accordingly.
Federal Student Loans
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans must be repaid and are available to undergraduate students. Unsubsidized loans are also available to graduate students. These loans have low interest, fixed rates. Payment is deferred until six months after the student graduates or ceases to be enrolled at least half time. Freshmen may be eligible to borrow up to $5,500, sophomores up to $6,500, and juniors and seniors up to $7,500. Graduate students can borrow up to $20,500 in unsubsidized loans over an enrollment year. If the PLUS loan is denied, up to an additional $4,000 to 5,000 may be available on request after eligibility is confirmed. Click here for a Loan Adjustment Form.