Federal Financial Aid
Federal financial aid is granted from the U.S. Department of Education, which helps eligible students pay for higher education expenses. It is used to cover expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, school supplies, and transportation. It can include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study Program, and Federal Direct Loans. Please visit www.studentaid.gov for more information about federal student aid. The types of federal financial aid available at FXUA are:
- Federal Grants: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG, Available in 2017-2018), and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
- Federal Direct Loans: Subsidized Direct Loan, Unsubsidized Direct Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Direct Parent PLUS Loan
CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a legislation passed by Congress to respond to COVID-19. Included in the legislation is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which allocates funds to institutions based on the number of students with high financial need and the institution’s total student enrollment. Of each institution’s HEERF allocation, 50% must be distributed directly to the students in the form of emergency student financial aid grants to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. The remaining portion of an institution’s CARES Act funding may be used for certain other expenses relating to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. CARES Act established an approximately $14b Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). FXUA was allocated $78,294.00. If you need more information on Cares Act please go to: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresact.html#ins
Public Information Required by the CARES Act
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Institutional Portion
Click here to read more about Distribution of Funds to Eligible Students.
Financial Aid Guidebooks
Tuition Payment Plans
Fairfax University of America offers a variety of tuition payment plan options to allow students to finance tuition costs across a given semester. Click here to read more about the types of installment plans available to FXUA students, along with eligibility requirements.
Fairfax University of America is proud to assist United States military veterans and their dependents who are eligible for the various Educational Assistance programs offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information on eligibility, the types of veteran benefits available at FXUA, or how to apply, click here.