FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS The primary purpose of the Financial Aid Office is to provide financial resources to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue a college education. Information on available financial aid is disseminated to both currently enrolled and prospective students. The staff in the Financial Aid Office seeks to accomplish this purpose by making every effort to meet the demonstrated financial needs to all students enrolled at ASUN. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need except where funds are specified for recognition of special talents or abilities. Practices and procedures followed by the Financial Aid staff ensure fair and equitable treatment for all applicants. The director and the staff of the office compile composite financial aid packages for individual students to provide maximum grant and scholarship funds, along with parttime employment, in order to keep the necessity for loans at a minimum. They assist students in seeking, obtaining, and utilizing to the best advantage all financial resources available. The office seeks to obtain maximum funding for all aid programs-federal, institution, and state sources. Detailed information and financial aid application forms may be obtained by visiting our website at https://portal.asun.edu/ICS/Financial_Aid/.
Federal Aid Programs • • • • •
Federal Pell Grants Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants Federal Direct Student Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized) Federal Work-Study Program Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
State Programs • • • • • • • •
Arkansas Academic Challenge/Lottery Scholarship Distinguished Governor’s Scholarship Governor’s Scholarship Higher Education Opportunities Grant (Go! Opportunities Grant) Law Enforcement Officer’s Dependents Scholarship Military Dependents Scholarship Program State Teacher Education Program (STEP Program) Workforce Improvement Grant (WIG)
Detailed information and application may be obtained by visiting the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website at www.adhe.edu.
University Aid Programs: Academic Scholarships, descriptions and guidelines for ASU-NEWPORT institutional academic scholarships may be found at https://portal.asun.edu/ICS/Financial_Aid/ .