A Student's Guide to Financial Aid
February 14, 1997
Illustration by Stephanie Lesniak
Filling out the FAFSA form is only the first step in a lengthy financial
The federal government has a new procedure to verify FAFSA information
against proven records to ensure accuracy.
The Internet proves to be a convenient tool in locating extra funding.
Academically ineligible students are given the chance to justify thier
situation and recieve federal aid.
Cal Grants and Pell Grants provide money outside of University funds.
University scholarships pay from $50 to $2,000 to qualifying students.
Outside scholarships may reduce the amount of financial aid received
from the University.
Taking precautions and checking all financial aid forms will assure
speedy return of the award letter.
Students Season Degner and Kris Arellanes say vows early in hopes that
their financial aid will increase.
Dependent students may receive more federal aid than independent students.
Major financial emergencies may result in more financial aid.