Frequently Asked Questions
- It depends upon the criteria for the scholarship; however, most scholarships are awarded for one academic year or one semester. Usually, the best recommendation is to visit the Financial Aid Office before the end of your most recent semester, and inquire about the scholarship criteria. The student will want to prepare a personal thank you to those individuals involved with providing the scholarship.
- Contact James Beel at 901-475-3147 for information on VA benefits. Information is also available on VA homepage.
- The instructions for completing a student loan are available online: Apply for a Student Loan
- MPN stands for Master Promissory Note which is an agreement to repay loan funds.
- If you have bad credit, it will be up to the Department of Education whether or not they allow you to borrow additional funds. If you have filed bankruptcy, you will need to get approval from the bankruptcy trustee verifying the amount of additional debt you will incur. The letter is valid for 10 days and must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
- Subsidized loans are need-based loans where the government pays the interest due on the loan while the student is in school and during the grace period. Unsubsidized loans are non-need-based loans where the student is responsible for paying the interest due on the loan while they are in school and during the grace period.
- The lender for the Federal Direct Loan program is the U.S. Department of Education.
- Federal regulations require that all first-year, first-time borrowers must wait 30 days from the first day of class to receive loan funds.
- All applicable fees are payable at the time of registration each semester. Failure to pay or make arrangements to pay your fees can result in being purged (removed) from your classes. If you are purged, you will have to re-register and may not be able to get the classes you need.
All students should be prepared to purchase their textbooks by the first day of class. Due to the complexity of the financial aid awarding process and the federal requirement of verifying class attendance prior to the delivery of financial aid funds, there may be a delay in the receipt of financial aid funds.
The Book Voucher Program is available to students as an advance against their financial aid award to be used for the purpose of purchasing required books, supplies, or manuals for their courses.