Student Aid Programs

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts participates in the following Federal Student Aid programs:

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is an award to help undergraduates pay for their education after high school (an undergraduate is defined as one who has not earned a Bachelor’s or professional degree). For many students, Pell Grants provide a “foundation” of financial aid. The maximum award for the Academic year 2017-18 is $5,920.

Federal SEOG Grant

A Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. 

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides jobs for undergraduates who demonstrate financial need. FWS gives students a chance to earn money to help pay their educational expenses. The program requires community service.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts participates in the following state financial aid programs:

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program

A need based program for Connecticut residents enrolled at least half-time at the college. Eligibility is based on the student’s EFC as determined by the FAFSA.

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Grant Program

Connecticut students who have finished in the top 20 percent of their junior year high school class, or college undergraduates who ranked in the top 20th percentile of their senior year class and/or have scored 1800 or higher on their combined Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores or an ACT of 27 or higher, that are enrolled at least half-time in their first undergraduate program, and who have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), as calculated by the FAFSA, equal to or below the eligible cutoff determined by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education, may be eligible for this award. Students should contact their high school guidance office or for more information.

State Grants

Other State Grants, such as the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) may be available through the state you reside in.  Application materials, and deadlines vary widely among participating states. Consult your State Student Assistance agency for further information.

Financial Aid and Eligibility

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts uses the FAFSA, which is a standard needs-assessment method employing “federal methodology,” to determine need-based eligibility for financial aid. All students interested in financial aid should file the FAFSA annually. A student’s demonstrated need is calculated on the information reported, and is evaluated each year (or within the year if circumstances change). Once enrolled at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, students must make satisfactory academic progress toward the degree or certificate program in which they are enrolled.  Students can learn more about the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements by visiting this link.

At least half-time enrollment is required to receive financial aid. Please note that partial or complete withdrawal during the add-drop period each semester may result in cancellation of financial aid.  More information regarding the Financial Aid policies for withdrawal from courses or from the university can be found at this link.

The Refund Policy Regarding Dropping Courses or Complete Semester Withdrawal can be found on the Bursar’s Office website