Early high school graduates are welcome to attend Laurel Ridge in the spring semester, but additional documentation will be needed.
Graduating early from high school with a plan to enroll in the spring or summer semester immediately following graduation? Some students complete high school graduation requirements at the end of the senior year Fall term desire to enroll at Laurel Ridge for spring or summer. Laurel Ridge must confirm high school completion before moving forward in the enrollment process.
Seeking Financial Aid: Students must complete a FAFSA for the current year. In keeping with Federal Title IV Guidelines (34 CFR 668.32(e)(1)) and 34 CFR 668.32(b), Laurel Ridge will ONLY consider a student eligible to receive Title IV funding if they meet all of the requirements listed in the Federal Student Aid Handbook. Questions about Financial Aid? Go to laurelridge.edu/fahelp
Overview of Federal Student Aid Policy: A student enrolled in elementary or secondary school is not eligible for aid from the FSA programs, even if she is simultaneously enrolled in an eligible college program. A student is considered to be enrolled in secondary school if he/she is pursuing a high school diploma or if he/she has completed the requirements for a diploma, has not yet received it, and either he/she is taking college coursework for which his/her high school gives credit or his/her high school still considers his/her to be enrolled there.
In order for Laurel Ridge to confirm high school completion, the student and high school must complete the form below, then return it back to the Enrollment Services Office. Once processed, it will be provided to the Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility for federal student aid for the upcoming semester.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
My school is unable to complete the required form, what are my options?
Unfortunately, without the completed form, the Financial Aid Office is unable to offer you federal or state aid for the semester. You should be prepared to bear all expenses for tuition, fees, books, and supplies “out of pocket.”
My form is complete, how do I submit it?
You can submit your form via one of the options below.
- Email: [email protected]
- Fax: 540-868-7005
Please allow 5-7 business days for Enrollment Services to finish processing your form. The Financial Aid Office will notify you via your Message Center once processed. Please Note: You must have a FAFSA and any To Do List items completed before we can finalize eligibility. If you have not already completed your FAFSA, be sure to do that as soon as possible. Check out our Steps to Apply & FAQs page for how to complete it and next steps.
I want to do summer classes. How does that work?
The above guidelines still apply unless the summer class(es) begins after you graduate from high school. You will be required to provide a copy of your high school diploma or final transcript showing your graduation date.
For the steps to apply for summer Financial Aid, go to our Summer Aid page.
Please Note: You must have a FAFSA and any To Do List items completed before we can finalize eligibility. If you have not already completed your FAFSA, be sure to do that as soon as possible. Check out our Steps to Apply & FAQs page for how to complete it and next steps.