Financial Aid

News & Events

Important Deadlines

The payment deadline for Summer 2015 is June 5 . For Payment plan details please visit the Bursars Office Website.

Meet with a Financial Aid Adviser at the Armstrong Liberty Center Campus

A Financial Aid Advisor will be available at the Armstrong Liberty Center Campus between the hours of 1:00 pm to 5 pm:

June 17, 2015
July 15, 2015

For further information contact: The Armstrong Liberty Center Campus at 912.877.1906

Do you want a job on Campus?

The College Work Study Program (CWSP) has positions open on campus. The CWSP provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn a bi-weekly pay check while working a flexible schedule. Students interested in applying for a CWSP position should verify with the Office of Financial Aid that they are eligible then search and apply for student positions online.

Impact of sequestration on Title IV student aid programs

The following is a summary on the impact of sequestration:

  • Federal Pell Grant Program – No impact.
  • FWS and FSEOG Programs – Funding reduced for the 2013-2014 award year.
  • Direct Loan Programs – Increase in Loan Fees for Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans and for PLUS Loans.
  • Iraq - Afghanistan Service Grant Program – Reduced award amount for any grant that is first disbursed during the time the sequester is in effect.
  • TEACH Grant Program - Reduced award amount for any grant that is first disbursed during the time the sequester is in effect.

We will provide additional updates as more information becomes available.

Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

The Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Application for selected Armstrong Health Profession Programs is available for Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) and Master of Public Health (MPH) students. Applications will continue to be reviewed until funding is no longer available. 

Armstrong Commitment Fund

Armstrong recognizes that these are challenging economic times for our students and we would like to assist our valued students who are seeking financial assistance. The Armstrong Commitment Fund is designed to enhance not only your financial capability to attend, but also your financial literacy and connection to the Armstrong community. Armstrong has a long and rich history of community service. We value the surrounding community and the partnerships we have made through service and volunteerism. If selected, you will become an integral part of this proud history and will have the opportunity to build relationships that we hope will last you a lifetime.  For more information about the Armstrong Commitment and how it may assist you financially, please read more about the Armstrong Commitment Fund.

Fee Payment Deadlines

You are a priority to Armstrong and the fee payment deadlines are quickly approaching.  If your balance is not resolved by the posted deadlines, your classes may be dropped for non-payment and you may be assessed a late payment fee.  For questions about your financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. If you anticipate a third party will cover you balance, please contact Bursar to ensure they have confirmed your third party billing information.  Otherwise, please make a payment via Touch Net to protect your classes from being dropped.  Thank you for resolving your balance as quickly as possible. 

Pell Grant Limits

Federal law has placed a limit on the amount of Federal Pell Grant awards a student may receive over his or her lifetime. The federal law will only allow for six full time Pell Grant awards (or 600%). The percentage of Pell Grant funds each student has used is called Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU.) A full time Pell Grant award is considered 100% for the academic year. A student attending full time uses 50% each term. A student attending full time in Fall would use 50% and full time in Spring would use another 50% totaling 100% used. The six-year equivalent is 600%. If a students LEU equals or exceeds 600%, the student will no longer receive Pell Grant funding. No students are exempt from this and students having used 600% or more will become ineligible for Pell Grant as of Fall 2012.  

Disbursement Schedules

Disbursements occur if your Financial Aid is complete and once your attendance has been verified. After the first disbursement date, disbursements occur every Wednesday, unless it is a Federal holiday. You should be aware that your registration for classes that begin in the later part of the term also may result in a delay of your financial aid disbursement as attendance cannot be verified until the classes begin. For more information check out the Verification of Attendance page.
Note that you must be half-time in order to receive loan disbursements. For all undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, limited graduate, and provisionally-admitted students, half-time is at least six credit hours. For all regularly-admitted graduate students, half-time is at least three credit hours.  

Disbursement Schedules


Semester Session Disbursement
Fall 2014 1 & 2 09/03/14
Fall 2014 3 10/22/14
Spring 2015 1 & 2 01/28/14
Spring 2015 3 03/18/15
Summer 2015 1 & 2 07/15/15
Summer 2015 3 07/15/15

Bookstore Credit Information

The Bookstore Credit is available to assist students with the purchase of books. It is a privilege offered by Armstrong for students who have completed all of their Financial Aid requirements by priority deadlines. A Bookstore Credit will be authorized for students who have grant, scholarship, or loan funds that exceed their charges. The maximum Bookstore Credit available is $1000. Please note that if your balance increases after you have spent your Bookstore Credit, you will be held responsible for those funds. There are no Bookstore Credits available during flex terms.

Bookstore Credit Schedule


Semester Session Dates Available
Fall 2014 1, 2, & 3 08/01/14-08/22/14
Spring 2015 1, 2, & 3 12/15/14-01/16/15
Summer 2015 1, 2, & 3 05/25/15-06/12/15

You may view your Bookstore Credit through your SHIP account. For your convenience, please use these simple steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Logins on the top right corner of the page
  3. Click on Port
  4. Log in
  5. Click on SHIP
  6. Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
  7. Click Select Term and using the drop down box, select the appropriate term
  8. Click on Financial Aid Menu
  9. Click My Bookstore Credit


Important Deadlines