The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) informs Brescia University of a student’s grant, loan, and work study eligibility from federal and state sources. The Financial Aid Office also uses this information to determine need-based institutional fund eligibility. Students who have previously filed the FAFSA may renew their application online using their PIN from last year. Kentucky residents should file their FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st in order to receive the maximum amount of state assistance.
Prior to receiving an awards letter, current students must have completed the pre-registration process for the next academic year. Pre-registration for the fall semester typically occurs March of each year. In addition to completing pre-registration, students selected for verification are expected to complete the process no later than June 1st of each year.
Because financial information changes from year to year, current students will receive a new financial aid award letter from Brescia University for each academic year of enrollment. This award letter outlines all sources of aid that the student is currently eligible to receive. Brescia University will begin to mail awards letters to current students that have completed the pre-registration process beginning June 1st of each year.
The student is asked to sign and return the financial aid award letter to the Financial Aid Office within two weeks of the date of the letter. By signing the award letter, the student is asking Brescia University to retain those funds in the student’s name for the next academic year.