Federal Student Aid
Students who wish to apply for federal student aid, including Direct Unsubsidized and PLUS loans, must complete all steps listed on the Application Quick Reference.
Private Student Loans
After selecting a lender, students should complete the following steps:
*If you are ineligible for Federal Student Aid, you may skip items 1 and 2.
Students who wish to apply should review the list of Scholarship Opportunities and submit complete applications, including all required documentation, to the Office of Financial Aid. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
Applications will be forwarded to the Scholarship Committee for review. Official notifications will be sent to students during late spring.
Outside Scholarships & Grants
Generally, students who wish to apply for scholarships or grants provided by an outside source must apply directly with the source. In some instances, the school must certify student enrollment to the aid provider. If the award you are applying for requires school certification, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.
Once you have been approved for an outside scholarship or grant, you are required to submit the Third-Party Financial Aid Reporting Form along with documenation of your award to the Office of Financial Aid. This reporting requirement is enforced by federal regulation. Failure to follow this directive may result in cancellation or reduction of your award(s).
Students are encouraged to review ACOM's list of Scholarship Opportunities and to conduct their own searches as well.
ACOM is in the preliminary stages of applying to the Dept. of Education for Title IV aid approval. Until approval has been received, no student is eligible to receive Direct Unsubsidized or PLUS loans at ACOM.
Materials presented on this website are provided for informational purposes only. No guarantee is made or implied that ACOM will be approved for participation in any education funding program, or that ACOM students will be approved to participate in those programs. ACOM does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance upon information contained on this site.