The University makes available from its general income a limited number of grant-in-aid awards to full-time, degree- seeking undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. These grants are used for tuition, unit fee, and campus-based living expenses (room and board).
GIA is supplemental to the student's personal funds, the support provided by parents, and possible financial aid from state agencies. Also included in the student's resources are any federal grants, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work Study, or Federal Stafford Loans. Remaining funds from the academic year are used to provide summer session grants for students enrolled full time during either semester of the preceding academic year. Summer applications are available during the spring semester.
Any part of such a grant that cannot be used to cover charges will be cancelled. Grant-in-aid cannot be released to students as refunds.