Next, you will see the Financial Information tab. If you would like to be considered for awards based on financial need, select "Yes" to the first question, and complete all questions on the Financial Information tab.
If you do not wish to be considered for awards based on financial need, select "No" to the first question, and click the Next tab at the bottom to go on to the Qualification Questions tab.
Financial Information Tab Tips:
In this tab, you will begin by indicating the number of months you’re in school this academic year. This is typically eight-months for most full-time students (September 1 to April 30).
Be diligent when completing the form. Some of the expenses are monthly (e.g. housing, telephone and internet, food, etc.), while others are for the academic year (e.g. tuition, books, award amounts, government assistance, etc.). Be sure to include accurate amounts.
This tab includes a section where you can provide greater context and clarify your personal situation, expenses, revenues and so on (the "We realize that numbers only tell part of your story…" question). For example, if you feel that some of your expenses are particularly high or if you live at home and pay rent to a parent, explain the situation in this section. The more context is provided, the more accurately financial need can be determined.