We know that your student’s educational expenses are a big part of your financial planning each year.
To help you start your 2023-24 financial planning as early as possible, this month your student will receive an estimate of the financial aid we project they will receive next year. (This applies only for students continuing enrollment at Longwood in 2023-24.)
Traditionally this information hasn’t been available until May, so we hope receiving the information two months earlier will be helpful.
It’s just an estimate, though, so changes in your student’s situation could result in adjustments to the actual amount of financial aid they will receive for 2023-24.
Please keep the following in mind:
The financial aid award estimate is based on the following three assumptions:
- Your student will register as a full-time student (12 or more credits) for each semester of the 2023-24 academic year (or for the fall semester if they expect to graduate in December 2023).
- Your student will maintain the required GPA for each of their scholarships and grants (if applicable) throughout 2023-24.
- Your student will fulfill the requirements for making “satisfactory academic progress.”
The following additional special circumstances/considerations also could affect the actual/final financial aid offer:
- If your student receives any additional scholarships—such as those from external sites or their academic department—that are currently unknown, their gift aid amount could be affected.
- Merit scholarship renewal is estimated based on the student’s first-semester grades (fall 2022) and the number of credits they are currently taking (spring 2023). If a previously awarded merit scholarship is not represented on your student’s aid estimate, please encourage them to contact the Office of Financial Aid so we can provide suggestions to help them meet the merit award criteria as they finish out the spring semester.
- Estimated financial aid offers for students scheduled to graduate in December 2023 will include only the fall semester. If circumstances change, the offer can be re-evaluated.
Important Note: The financial aid offer estimate your student receives is based on the assumptions and criteria explained above. All offers will be re-evaluated in May to confirm accuracy. Your student will be notified of any changes to the estimate at that time. If needed, appeal processes are available for your student’s satisfactory academic progress as well as their merit scholarship eligibility.
If your student is eligible for Federal Work-Study, spring is a great time to secure a campus job for the next term. Information about work-study jobs will be provided to students by the student employment office. All Federal Work-Study jobs are based on a student’s financial need. Each student applying for FWS must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
If you have questions about your student’s financial aid offer estimate, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.