Financial aid — it’s a topic that can sometimes feel overwhelming. From the FAFSA and aid options to billing and refunds, it takes time and effort to get a grasp on all the moving parts.
As a new student, it’s important to get educated about the topic now. Taking charge of your finances from day one can make a big difference for years to come. And it’s really not a hard subject to master once you understand the basics.
We’ve narrowed down the top 10 things both freshman and transfer students should know about it. Read through and don’t be afraid to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid with questions.