Financial Aid Awards Temporarily Unavailable on MyLongwood
The Office of Financial Aid is currently constructing 2013-2014 financial aid packages for returning students. During this process, you will not be able to access your financial aid package for 2013-2014. We anticipate awards to be available for view and action by May 28th, 2013. We appreciate your patience during this process.
New requirements for the Federal Student Aid programs
As a result of recent legislative changes, you should be aware of a number of new requirements for the federal student aid programs that became effective July 1, 2012.
Here's an overview of the changes that will impact your financial aid for the 2012–13 school year (July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013) and in the future.
The Nursing Scholarship application is now available. This scholarship is not an award by the Office of Financial Aid, but must be applied for by the individual student by visiting the Health Resources and Services Administration website
Apply excess financial aid to your student account
Students may opt to apply student loan proceeds to any charges on the student's account.
Forwarding of Emails
You can now have general emails from the Office of Financial Aid forwarded to your parents' or some other email address.
File your 2013-14 FAFSA
If you need financial assistance for the 2013-2014 academic year, you need to file a 2013-2014 FAFSA. Longwood's priority filing date is March 1, 2013. You may complete and file the FAFSA electronically at http://www.fafsa.gov.
Do you know how much you have borrowed during your time here at Longwood?
To find out, log into your myLongwood, click on Financial Aid, then View/Accept Financial Aid, and then Loan Application History.
The information provided about the Stafford (student) loans and any Private/Alternative loans you have accumulated to date is current and listed by loan type, year and amounts.
You may also want to review some helpful information regarding money management such as budget creation, loan repayment, credit cards, managing debt, identity theft, and more.
New Federal Resources for Student Loan Repayment
There are major changes to the student loan interest rates and repayment terms. The Department of Education has expanded its Student Aid on the web site for students to include the following:
*A chart of FFEL and Direct Loan Interest Rates click here
*An Income Based Repayment page that includes the IBR eligibility requirements, the benefits of IBR, an IBR payment calculator, and some examples of how a borrower's monthly student loan payment amount can be reduced under IBR.
Veterans Education Benefits Programs
There have been, and continue to be, many changes to the Veterans Education Benefits Programs. The best source of information is from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Virginia's Two-Year College Transfer Grant
Transfer students may qualify for the Virginia Two-year College Transfer Grant. Click here for more details and how to apply.