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Continued Eligibility

You must apply for financial aid every year by submitting a FAFSA application. Applications must be received before March 2nd at the central processor to be considered for priority funding. You may apply for aid on line after October 1st for the following academic year. Below are a few of the issues that may affect you as a continuing FPU student and financial aid recipient.

Yearly Loan Limits

If you have been awarded a federal loan, you are eligible for additional federal loan funding as you progress through school. Depending on your credits and class standing, you will be able to receive different loan amounts. Below are the credit requirements and loan amounts:

Class Standing Credits Loan Limit (Dependent) Loan Limit (Independent)
Freshman 0-29 $5,500 $9,500
Sophomore 30-59 $6,500 $10,500
Junior/Senior 60+ $7,500 $12,500

If you change class standing in either fall or spring semester, you may request that your loans be increased for the current academic year. Contact your Student Financial Services for review.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

As a financial aid recipient, you have a responsibility to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward your degree. You must meet the requirements outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to receive federal/state financial aid at Fresno Pacific University.

View Satisfactory Academic Progress