Student Handbook

Strayer University Student Responsibilities

Receiving financial aid is a long-term process which begins with the application and does not end until loan repayment is completed. The process is complex, but there are a few steps students can take to make it more manageable:

  1. Read all financial aid documents thoroughly, especially those which require a signature.
  2. Complete all required documents accurately and promptly.
  3. Apply early. Some funding is limited; therefore, awarding is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for each award year are available online at
  4. Notify SFS of any financial assistance from other sources, i.e., scholarships, grants, loans, employer sponsorship, veteran’s benefits, or tuition reimbursement.
  5. Notify SFS of name and address changes as well as changes in enrollment status.
  6. Review the Strayer University policies regarding financial aid, which are available on the University website under "Financial Support — Financial Assistance." These include policies regarding eligibility requirements for different financial aid programs, the disbursement of funds, crediting your student account, how academic progress is measured to determine continuing eligibility for financial aid, the definition of enrollment status, and what happens upon withdrawal from the University.