financial aid online brochure_2013_14_FINAL_web version - page 8

The account balance listed on the first bill, less any pending
financial aid, is due and payable before classes begin.
If you are unable to make full payment on your account,
the Business Operations Office offers several payment
plan options to assist you.
to learn more
about payment plan options.
Is there financial aid available for the summer semester?
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid automatically
divides financial aid offers between the fall and spring
semesters because the majority of students do not
attend classes in the summer. The Office of Scholarships
and Financial Aid reviews summer eligibility, generally
beginning in early April, for each student who enrolls at
least half-time (six credit hours for undergraduate students)
for summer semester and notifies via MyFSU students who
have any aid eligibility for summer. Financial aid funding is
generally very limited in the summer semester. For several
years, Ferris State has offered excellent room and board
discounts which make summer attendance very affordable.
Discuss your options with a financial aid advisor if you are
interested in attending classes during summer semester.
Is there anything else I should know about financial aid?
Financial aid regulations are complicated and change
frequently, but following the steps below and
communicating with a financial aid advisor will help you
obtain the best aid package for which you qualify. Financial
aid advisors are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
to answer questions and help guide you and your parents
through the financial aid process.
Fall of your senior year of high school:
1. Begin searching for scholarships. Your high school
guidance counselor is a great place to start. Also, be
sure to visit the Ferris Scholarships website for search
tips and links to national database search engines.
2. Apply for admission to Ferris and request that your
high school transcripts be sent as soon as possible.
Jan. 1 of your senior year of high school:
1. Complete the FAFSA. You may apply at
Do not fall victim to financial aid scams. Never pay
a fee for financial aid advice or assistance.
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