Updated Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Effective Spring 2014

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All notifications to students (missing document letters, award letters, direct loan updates, etc.) will be sent via email to each student's primary email address. Students who need to update their primary email address must contact the Office of Admissions and Records.

One of COM's best qualities is our affordability and ability to financially assist our students. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 409-933-8274 if you need any assistance in applying for financial aid.

Applying for Financial Aid at COM

Priority Application Deadlines

The most successful financial aid applicants submit all applications and documentation well before class registration to ensure they are eligible to receive the most funding.

Financial aid applicants are encouraged to submit all required financial aid documents by the following deadlines:

  • Fall – June 1
  • Spring – Nov. 1
  • Summer – May 1

Applications submitted after these dates will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and could be processed after payment deadline dates. In this situation, students must make other payment arrangements before the payment deadlines.

The Five-Minute FASFA

View a quick introduction to the FAFSA form, with helpful hints and advice. Find more FAFSA help at http://fafsa.gov/.

Direct Loan Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2014 – July 1 2014
  • Fall 2014 – Nov. 3, 2014
  • Spring 2015 – April 1, 2015

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 direct loan request form (PDF)

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Meeting Schedule

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals meetings are scheduled on the second or third Friday of the month. For information about the upcoming monthly meetings, check the Financial Aid Office or the COM website home page.