After reading the financial aid award letter, you may realize that the awards listed are not enough to cover all expenses. However, there are other loan options that may not be shown on the letter. Your parents (dependent students only) may be eligible for the Federal PLUS Program or you could consider getting a private student loan.
After receiving the financial aid award letter, you must let the school know whether or not you are accepting or declining the awards. A student DOES NOT have to accept all of the financial aid award funds that are offered. Declining an award will not harm the award.
For more information about the financial aid award letter, contact the Financial Aid Administrator.