What does the award letter mean?
A Financial Assistance Award Letter lists types of financial aid and will vary with the individual student's need (determined by completion of the FAFSA). The financial assistance award letter may consist of a combination of grants, scholarships, federal loans, and work assistance. The Award Letter will also include any messages concerning missing documentation, incomplete awards listed and information specific to an award a student may have been granted.
Included with the Assistance Award Letter is an Acceptance Letter. This letter will restate all the awards offered to a student with an area for the student to list anything he/she may want to decline. This Acceptance Letter must be signed and returned to the Financial Assistance & Planning Office as quickly as possible.
A student may receive multiple Financial Assistance Award Letters and Acceptance Letters throughout the academic year due to receipt of additional assistance, changes in eligibility, and/or changes in the availability of funding.