Housing Grant Application

The 2024-2025 Housing Grant Application is provided for students who are planning to live in University Housing (Lyden House, Cafaro House, Kilcawley House, Wick House, and Weller House) or Courtyard Apartments. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required and must be received by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships prior to completion of the application.

The Housing Grant is available to new and continuing students on a first come, first serve basis.  Need-based awards of up to $2,000 per academic year are available to students who have financial need and live in University Housing or Courtyard Apartments. Preference will be given to students who live at least 30 miles from the University. Recipients must be admitted to the University and enroll full-time.

Please log in below to continue. The log in process will validate that you have met all conditions to request the Housing Grant. Those conditions include, but are not limited to, admission to the University, the completion of the 2024-2025 FAFSA, and the satisfaction of all outstanding requirements.

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