Financial Aid & Scholarships Consumer Information
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (H.R. 4137) was signed into law on August 14, 2008. This Law mandates that we provide you with a significant amount of additional information in a variety of formats.
General Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
- Financial Aid and Scholarships personnel staff listing
- The rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid:
The Department of Education (ED) has rescinded the student eligibility requirement that students no longer face penalties or suspension of Title IV aid due to a drug conviction that occurred while the student was enrolled and receiving Title IV aid. Although the loss of federal student aid no longer applies, per federal regulations, institutions must still disclose this information to students related to drug convictions.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs
- Need-based and non-need based federal financial aid and scholarship program descriptions:
- Need-based and non-need based state and local aid programs, school aid programs and other private aid programs
The terms and conditions of any employment that is part of the financial aid package:
- Federal Work-Study general program information from the Department of Education website: Student Aid on the Web
- Student Employment
Student Loan Issues
- Student Loan Repayment
- Code of Conduct for University employees
- Truth in Lending Act
- Loan Counseling - both Entrance and Exit counseling is required if you borrow a Direct student or Graduate PLUS loan. The purpose of entrance and exit counseling is to ensure that the student understands their rights, responsibilities, and obligations as a loan borrower.
Criteria for measuring satisfactory academic progress, and how a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility for federal aid.
Cost of attending the school (tuition and fees, book and supplies, room and board)
- HEOA Disclosures Consumer Information
- HEOA Disclosures Health and Safety
- HEOA Disclosures Athletic Aid
Financial Aid and Scholarships communicates with students electronically, through Coastal email and WebAdvisor. Upon request, students are entitled to a paper copy of all communications by completing a Paper Communication Request.