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Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid


2015-2016 Financial Aid Applications


Hope's Supplemental Application for Financial Aid (SAF)

Hope's Federal School Code is 002273
Helpful Hints for New Students or Returning Students

Income Tax Requirements for Verification

If the Federal Processing Center selects you to complete the federal verification process, you are required to document federal income tax information.  You can transfer your tax data directly into your original FAFSA or as a correction afterward.  Or you can provide an IRS Tax Return Transcript. For video and more information click here.

New FSA ID to Replace Federal Student Aid PIN

To eliminate the need for individuals to enter personal identifiers (Social Security number, name, and date of birth) when accessing Federal Student Aid's systems, Federal Student Aid has implemented a new login process for student websites.

The Federal Student Aid PIN is being replaced with an FSA ID. If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while registering for your FSA ID. (This will save you time when registering for your FSA ID.) However, a PIN is not required to create an FSA ID.

Direct Loan Interest Rates

Loans Disbursed between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016

Loan Type
Rate while attending school at least half time
Rate during Grace Period and Repayment
Direct Loan Subsidized
no interest charged
4.29 %
Direct Loan Unsubsidized
4.29 %
4.29 %
Parent PLUS
6.84 %
6.84 %

Direct Loan Origination Fees

Loans Disbursed between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 

Loan Type
Origination Fee - the amount of funds you receive is reduced by this percentage
Direct Loan Subsidized

1.073 %

Direct Loan Unsubsidized
1.073 %
Parent PLUS
4.292 %

Direct Loan Origination Fees

Loans Disbursed after September 30, 2015

Loan Type
Origination Fee - the amount of funds you receive is reduced by this percentage
Direct Loan Subsidized

1.068 %

Direct Loan Unsubsidized
1.068 %
Parent PLUS
4.272 %




Videos to Watch

Complete Direct Loan Requirements:

Entrance Counseling
Master Promissory Note
and FAQs

Loan Servicers

Complete Federal Perkins Loan Requirements:

Master Promissory Note/Disclosure and FAQs

Apply for a PLUS Loan:

PLUS Loan Application & Master Promissory Note - sign in and select "Request PLUS Loan"

Apply for a Private Loan:

Private Educational Loans and FASTChoice
Information for the Self-Certification Form is available on your KnowHope Plus account, Financial Aid Awards, select award year, then select Award Overview.

Complete TEACH Grant Requirements:

Federal TEACH Grant
TEACH Grant Initial or Subsequent Counseling
TEACH Grant Exit Counseling
Teach Grant Servicer

Scholarship Information:

Hope Merit Awards
Hope Merit Renewal Criteria

Additional Resources:

Net Price Calculator

Parent Page

Billing Information and Business Services

Are you considering moving off campus?
Living off-campus or commuting could reduce your need-based financial aid between $3000 to $4000. If you change your housing arrangements during the year, we will adjust the aid if needed