Federal regulations require colleges to consider all educational financial assistance to be calculated in determining student eligibility. Financial assistance includes but is not limited to grants, loans, scholarships, waivers, fellowships/assistantships, work study, specific Veteran educational benefits, and similar programs used to cover postsecondary educational expenses. When a student receives more aid than his/her financial need or our cost of attendance, the result may be an overaward

Overawards must be resolved and may result in funds being returned to an aid program and a student owing the University money.

Scholarships & Financial Aid typically adjusts overawards for students who are over need and for those students who exceed their cost of attendance prior to aid being disbursed. 

However, if a student receives additional resources after all awarded aid is disbursed, we will adjust aid as necessary in order for a student to remain best eligible for each aid program awarded.