Remember to first complete the FAFSA and any other documentation that may be requested after the FAFSA information is received. Applicants must meet all general federal aid eligibility requirements. All federal aid is need based.

Name of Aid Type of Aid College Expenses Covered Annual Limits Special Requirements
Federal Pell Grant Grant Tuition, fees, books, educational expenses $5,500; award amount based on need determined by EFC Not have a bachelor's or advanced degree
*Subject to lifetime limits
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Grant Tuition, fees, books, educational expenses Limits based on availability of funds Not have a bachelor's or advanced degree
Enroll in at least six credit hours
Have unmet financial need
Federal College Work Study (FWS) Work Educational expenses $7,500; award amount based on need and determined by Sinclair Financial Aid after reviewing other aid received Enroll in at least six credit hours
Have unmet financial need
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Loan Tuition, fees, books, educational expenses Dependent: $5,500—no more than $3,500 may be in subsidized loans; Second year dependent limit: $6,500 with no more than $4,500 in subsidized loans. Independent: $9,500—no more than $3,500 may be in subsidized loans; Second year independent limit: $10,500 with no more than $4,500 in subsidized loans. Actual award amounts based on Cost of Attendance and subsidized portions determined by EFC. Enroll in at least six credit hours
Complete online entrance counseling
Complete online master promissory note
**Subject to lifetime limits
Students interested in borrowing the full amount are required to attend a loan counseling session
All loans must be repaid
***Federal Parent PLUS Loan Loan Tuition, fees, books, educational expenses Parents may borrow up to the Cost of Attendance less any other aid and any other aid Enroll in at least six credit hours
Complete parent loan application
Complete online master promissory note
All loans must be repaid

*A student can receive the Pell Grant only up to 12 full-time semesters or the equivalent

**Lifetime Stafford Loan Limits: Dependent*** $31,000 with no more than $23,000 in subsidized loans; Independent $57,500 with no more than $23,000 in subsidized loans

***Dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain a PLUS Loan may be eligibile for additional Stafford loan amounts

Educational expenses include books, supplies, equipment, dependent child care expenses, transportation and computerrental/purchase

All students using federal aid are subject to federal aid guidelines. The most up-to-date policies are available at www.sinclair.edu/services/finaid

All federal loans must be repaid. Repayment begins 6 months after a student's enrollment drops below six credit hours, including students attending part-time, graduating and withdrawing. Additional information regarding loan repayment and required exit counseling is available at www.sinclair.edu/services/finaid. Contact the Financial Aid office with any questions regarding federal aid.

Important Note: Aid received at another institution may affect the amount of aid a student is eligible for at Sinclair, and it is the responsibility of the student to only accept aid for which he or she is eligible with regard to annual limits. Students should contact the Finacnail Aid office with any questions concerning aid amounts and eligibility.