Q: What is federal student aid?
A: Federal student aid is financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Education that is available for students enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student at a school participating in federal student aid programs. Federal student aid covers school expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, and transportation.
Q: What kinds of federal aid might I receive?
A: There are three types of federal aid; Grants, Work Study, and Loans
Q: When will I receive my financial aid award letter?
A: Award letters will be available beginning March 1 for students who have been accepted for admission and have the processed results of their FAFSA sent to Carroll College.
Q: Can I use part of my financial aid to pay the enrollment deposit?
A: Enrollment deposits may not be paid using financial aid resources.
Q: If I drop a class during the semester, how will this affect my financial aid?
A: As long as a student is attending 12 or more credits there is no change to the financial aid package. Students dropping to 6-11 credits will no longer be eligible for Carroll aid and their Pell grant will be prorated. Students falling below 6 credits are no longer eligible for Federal or Carroll aid. Students dropping classes after the add/drop period will remain packaged with their original number of credits. Dropping a class may impact the student's ability to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, see (SAP Brochure) for guidelines.
Q: If I have credit on my student account, will I receive a refund?
A: Students who receive loans, grants, or scholarships that are greater than the cost of tuition, fees, and room and board automatically receive a refund after the funds are applied and a credit balance over $100 results. Students who choose to have a credit balance remain on their account must sign a request form in the business office.
Q: Do students receive a late fee for delinquent student accounts?
A: Payment in full is due August 1st for the fall semester and January 1st for the spring semester. If payment is received after the due date, a $100 late fee will be assessed. Payments for students on the 5-month payment plan are due the 1st day of each month and delinquent if not received by the 10th day. Delinquent payment plan accounts are subject to a $10 late fee.