Financial aid has the commitment of financing the student’s education by establishing a budget for each academic year. This includes the following expenses: Tuition, Room, Board, Equipment, Books, Personal Expenses, Transportation and other fees.
FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENTS
Students must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to receive federal financial aid:
- United States Citizen, national, U.S. permanent resident or eligible non citizen
- Be enrolled as a Half Time student or More: Enrolled in 10 credits or more in any of the academic semesters
- Not be in default in any previous student loans
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
All students will be eligible to receive financial aid if they demonstrate their inability to cover their educational cost. Students are entitled to receive one or a combination of the following awards:
Maximum time for completion of the optometry program while being eligible for federal loans is six academic years for a full-time student and eight academic years for a part-time student. Students must pass courses at the rate of at least 75 percent of the courses attempted to be eligible for federal loans the next semester.