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Top 10 Ways to Get Money for CollegeWhen you apply for and receive financial aid from LIU Brentwood, you assume certain rights and responsibilities.

To ensure you receive and maintain the maximum amount of aid for which you are eligible, please follow these important guidelines.

FAFSA

New Students

To apply for Federal Student aid, New York State aid, or Long Island University scholarships or grants, the University requires that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which calculates your expected family contribution (EFC).

Continuing Students

If you are a current Long Island University student, you must file the Renewal FAFSA each year by March 1.

All Students

To maintain any Long Island University scholarship or grant assistance, students must comply with their specific award stipulations. Stipulations usually include, but are not limited to, maintaining a minimum enrollment status each semester, satisfactory credit completion requirements each semester and grade point average requirements.

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FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER

Newly Admitted Students

Beginning the month of April, Long Island University mails financial aid packages to the homes of all new transfer and graduate aid applicants accepted for the summer and fall enrollment at LIU Brentwood. New students accepted for Spring enrollment will receive their financial aid packages beginning in November. The financial aid "Award Letter" outlines the scholarships, loans and grants for which are you eligible. Carefully review your financial aid award letter; the information provided on this letter is important. All students must accept or reject their loans online in a timely fashion using your MyLIU account. Loans will automatically process once the semester begins.  If you would like to reduce the suggested loan amounts or make changes to any of your awards, you must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing. Direct such correspondence to the Financial Aid Office, LIU Brentwood, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, N.Y. 11717.

Current Students

For continuing students, it is suggested that you complete the renewal FAFSA online by March 1 using the IRS Data retrieval match. The financial aid package will be mailed to your home during the months of May through August. All students must accept or reject their loans online in a timely fashion using your MyLIU account. Loans will automatically process once the semester begins. If you would like to reduce the suggested loan amounts or make changes to any of your awards, you must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing.  Direct such correspondence to the Financial Aid Office, LIU Brentwood, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, N.Y. 11717.

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Loans

LIU Brentwood participates in the Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program and the Perkins Loan Program. These federal programs include both student subsidized and unsubsidized loans, as well as PLUS loans for parents and graduate students. The University receives funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education and disburses them to eligible students. If you accept a federal loan, you will be required to complete a Master Promissory Note. When you sign a promissory note, you are agreeing to repay the loan even if you do not complete your education or you are unable to get a job after you complete the program.

Student Responsibilities for Loans

Repayment of Direct Loans and Perkins Loans is important to you. Repaying a loan establishes a credit reference which may be built upon in obtaining credit from other sources. Failure to repay loans may seriously impair your future borrowing ability. Defaulting on a loan has severe and long-lasting consequences, including the following:

  • The Department of Education can immediately demand repayment of the total amount due on the loan.
  • The Department will attempt to collect the debt and may charge you for the costs of collecting.
  • The default will be reported to national credit bureaus. Your credit rating will be damaged, which will make it difficult for you to make purchases such as a car or house.
  • You are ineligible for Title IV student aid.
  • You are ineligible for deferments.
  • The Internal Revenue Service can withhold your federal income tax refund.
  • Your wages may be garnished.

For more information on loans, visit the U.S. Department of Education website at:
https://www.myedaccount.com/