Students should apply as soon after October 1 as possible for financial aid for the following academic year in order to have the best chance of receiving campus-based aid and having the award process completed prior to enrollment. Students must apply for financial aid before established deadlines. Failure to meet established deadlines will delay receipt of aid. Please contact the financial aid office for more information. Offers are made as complete information is received from each student; however, applications for Pell Grant and state grants are processed throughout the academic year.