Award Requirements

After you have applied for aid, received Your Award Notification and accepted your aid offers there are several award requirements that you must meet to remain eligible for aid. 

To avoid unexpected aid reductions, please carefully review all of the requirement sections listed below. 

Reapplication Requirement

All federal aid and most need-based grants do not renew. You must reapply for these programs every year by submitting a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  For 2018-19, our Priority FAFSA Deadline for TU aid is January 17, 2018.

We award our need-based grants based on this annual evaluation of financial need, and we direct our available funds toward students with higher financial need.

Eligibility Requirements

You must continue to meet all the federal Eligibility Requirements to remain eligible for many aid programs including all federal aid, many Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) aid programs and Need-Based Grants (the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and the TU Institutional Grant).

Minimum Credits

You must take a minimum number of credits each semester to receive each aid program, and must meet financial aid registration deadlines.

Drops and Withdrawals

It is very important to understand the different ways that dropping and withdrawing from classes will affect your aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

To remain eligible to receive aid, all students are required to make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degrees. All students are required to read and comply with this policy to remain eligible for aid.

Award Changes and Reductions

Award Changes & Reductions explains the situations that can cause aid reductions/cancellations and explains how to avoid or prepare for them.


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