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Federal Direct Loans

Click here to Complete your Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling.

You will need your FSA ID and password.

Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA

It is time to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. The 2016-2017 FAFSA can be completed online at You can use estimated income information and update later when you file your tax return. Visit the Apply for Aid section of the website for additional information.

Create Your FSA ID Now!

As of May 10, 2015, the FAFSA PIN has been replaced by the FSA ID. Instead of a 4-digit numeric PIN, you must create an FSA ID username and password to log in and sign your FAFSA at, as well as to log in to to sign the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance or Exit Counseling, or log in to to monitor the status of your federal loans.

Students and parents of dependent students need to create individual FSA IDs. Click here to create your FSA ID now. You will need to provide an active email address, your full name, date of birth, and social security number, as well as select your FSA ID username and password. The FSA ID can be used immediately to sign the FAFSA. However, it may take a few days before you can sign your MPN or Entrance Counseling. You may also link your new FSA ID to your old FAFSA PIN.

Student Employment Office

The Undergraduate Student Employment Office (SEO) provides a listing service with a wide variety of student jobs.

Student Scholarships

Current and prospective students can search through a listing of scholarships that are independent of the FAFSA.