Award Terms and Conditions
- Student understands that state and federal aid are
based on budget appropriations and awarded as directed
by the state and federal governments, respectively.
These awards are subject to change until final state and
federal budgets have been approved. State awards include
the Bright Flight and Access Missouri grants. Federal
awards include the SEOG, Pell grant, Perkins loan,
direct loans, and PLUS loans.
- Student understands that his/her aid eligibility is
based on the financial information provided by them
and/or their family and is subject to adjustment or
cancellation if errors are discovered.
- Student understands that their award is based on the
assumption he/she will remain enrolled for 12 or more
hours each semester (6 hours per term for CGES
students). Adjustments will be made for part-time
- Student agrees to notify the Office of Financial
Assistance of the sources and amounts of any financial
assistance which he/she may receive from other sources.
Student further understands that if additional
assistance reduces financial need, an adjustment in
his/her award may be necessary.
- Student understands that in order to receive
financial aid he/she must be making
satisfactory academic progress
toward a degree. (A copy of this policy is available in
the university catalog or from the Office of Financial
- Student understands that if he/she receives
institutional aid (Fayette campus students only) he/she
must meet the following criteria: be enrolled full time
and reside in campus housing unless, before the first
day of classes,  married,  the custodial parent of
a minor child,  over 21 years of age,  in the
fifth year of college, or,  living with parent in the
parent's primary residence within 35 miles of Fayette.
Social sanctions determined by the Office of Student
Development could result in the loss of my institutional
- Student's acceptance of a particular type of aid,
such as a scholarship, authorizes the Office of
Financial Assistance to release information that may be
requested by the donor.
- Student understands that his/her financial aid may
be impacted if he/she withdraws from Central Methodist
University after receiving financial aid, but before the
end of a term. Student may need to repay a portion of my
financial aid to comply with federal regulations (Return
to Title IV regulations.)
- Student understands that if financial aid includes
an estimated type of aid, he/she must take additional
action before the aid will be final. Further, the
student understands that no funds will be disbursed from
these aid types until all of the required paperwork has
- Student understands that if a loan is accepted
he/she will be required to complete Entrance Counseling,
Master Promissory Note, and Data Sheet. Student is fully
responsible for repaying all loans and meeting all other
terms and conditions of the loan. (More detailed
information on loans may be obtained from the Office of
- Students receiving third party assistance (ie. Military, ROTC, etc.) may have institutional scholarship reduced to CMU actual expenses.
Students Convicted of Possession or Sale of Drugs
A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student from Federal Student Aid funds. The student self-certifies in applying for aid that he is eligible; a student is not required to confirm this unless there is conflicting information. Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet for Question 23
Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid—they do not count if the offense was not during such a period. Also, a conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record does not count, nor does one received when she was a juvenile, unless she was tried as an adult.
The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for FSA funds, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses. (A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs.)
|Possession of illegal drugs||Sale of illegal drugs|
|1st Offense||1 year from date of conviction||2 years from date of conviction|
|2nd Offense||2 years from date of conviction||Indefinite period|
|3+ Offenses||indefinite period||indefinite period|