Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships


News & Events

The 2019-2020 Live Like a Student sessions are open! Live Like a Student is a free, 3-week financial literacy course covering topics such as budgeting, financial aid, investing, credit cards, and more. Attendees receive a free t-shirt and get entered into a drawing for a $500 scholarship! Register today by visiting our Live Like a Student website.

Financial Aid will not credit to your University Bill (U-Bill) until you have completed all requested items listed on your Student Center To Do List. For step-by-step instructions on viewing items on your To Do List, please review this PDF document: How to View Requested Documents.

Incoming freshmen and transfers, along with current undergraduates, graduates, and post-baccalaureate's have financial aid awards available to view in MyUNIverse, through the Student Center. If you do not see an award, check your To Do List on your Student Center for any items requested by our office. Make sure you've submitted your 19-20 FAFSA, if you haven't already!

We have received new guidance from the Department of Education regarding alternative documents for completing the verification process. We are now allowed to accept a SIGNED copy of the federal tax return instead of the tax return transcript from the IRS. A signed 2016 federal tax return will be accepted for the 18-19 year and a signed 2017 federal tax return will be accepted for the 19-20 year. We hope this will alleviate delays students and families have been facing with the verification process. For more information, please contact our office.

The 2019-20 FAFSA is available as of October 1, 2018. Students and parents will complete the FAFSA using 2017 tax information. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, a streamlined option in completing the FAFSA will be available again this year with some modifications. Learn more about the changes to it here.