Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
In order to be considered for all possible financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available beginning October 1st of each year. Complete the FAFSA in time for it to be received by the processor prior to February 1. Applications will be accepted after this date, but funds may be limited. Learn more here.
Apply for Scholarships
The application for General and Department scholarships is available each year around November 1 and the deadline is March 1 for the following academic year. Find out more here.
Get involved on campus
Recommend that your student visit the Office of Student Engagement website to connect to the campus community.
Suggest that your student hone their time management skills by utilizing Bear CLAW resources.
Remind your student that the Career Center offers many resources for students interested in graduate studies.
Encourage your student to visit the Career Center's website to learn important interview skills and look for job opportunities or internships in their field.
Make a positive difference in the world
Remind your student about the community-engaged learning office and the programs for students to engage with the community.
Stress the importance of physical activity. Encourage regularly scheduled times for physical activity. The Campus Recreation Center offers fitness and group exercise, adventure trips, intramural sports, and more than 100 interactive cardio machines.
Study Away Programs
Refer your student to the Study away website to learn more about available resources.