1. ​Meet deadlines: Pay special attention to various deadlines for federal, state and university aid or risk being ineligible for certain types of aid. See important dates and deadlines.

  2. Meet merit requirements: Some scholarships require a specific cumulative GPA or standardized test score. Read about eligiblity requirements for merit scholarships.
    Note: If you fail to meet eligibility requirements and lose a scholarship, you may appeal to have your scholarship reinstated using the Scholarship Appeal form.

  3. Watch your hours of enrollment: Financial aid awards are based on the assumption students will enroll full time during each term. Dropping below full time may have an impact on your aid. ​