Financial Aid is intended to help students who might not otherwise be able to attend
college. Although the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with
the student and his/her family, it is recognized that many families have limited resources
and are unable to meet the cost of a college education. Financial Aid programs have
been established to provide assistance for students with documented financial need.
In achieving this goal, the aid office must evaluate the family's financial ability
to pay for educational costs in order to distribute limited resources in a fair and