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How long can you receive financial aid?

sweetasmsweetasm Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
I have been going to community college for 4 years and received FA for all of those years. Next semester I plan on going to a Sam Houston State University. I only have 64 hours but I am afraid I wont get FA Because I have already received it for four consecutive years. So can any one tell me how long you can receive financial aid?
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Replies to: How long can you receive financial aid?

  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 55,267 Senior Member
    It sounds like you have 2 or less years of college credit, and that you didn't attend your community college full time. Typically, finaid is for four full time years of study. Many community college students transfer to four year schools of study and for many it takes longer than a couple of years to get a couple of years credits. If your college awards finaid to transfers from community colleges, I would think your number of years at the CC wouldn't matter. If you are concerned, call the finaid office and ask them. You don't have to say who you are...just an inquiry "I'm transferring 60 or so credits from a cc. Would I be eligible for financial aid from your school?"
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