Financial Aid

Contact Information

Mitzi Suhler /shoe-ler/, Director of Financial Aid

email: msuhler@sterling.edu

phone: 620-278-4226

Frequently Asked Questions

When are loan disbursements expected?

Disbursements are made 3 times a year (October, March and June), each occurring 14 days after loans have been posted to student accounts.

Can I always expect there to be excess funds available after my tuition is paid?

No.

How do I receive excess funds?

Excess funds are disbursed in the form of a check and will be mailed out to the address that is on file.

Are all students eligible for PELL?

No. Each student’s aid is based on their EFC (Estimated Family Contribution).

Do I have to complete a FAFSA for every academic year?

Yes.

Are there a minimum number of credit hours required in order to be eligible for financial aid?

Yes. In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.

Contact our financial aid office for more information: 620-278-4226 or email msuhler@sterling.edu