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Have you borrowed federal student loans? Are you graduating or dropping below half-time enrollment? If so, it is recommended that you attend an Exit Counseling session to gain an understanding of student loan repayment. Register for Exit Counseling. For more information, review the Exit Counseling presentation (PDF).

Incoming, new freshmen, and transfer students now have financial aid awards available to view in MyUNIverse, through the student center. Current students will be awarded at the end of the Spring 2019 semester after grades have been posted. Make sure you've submitted your 19-20 FAFSA, if you haven't already!

If you will be junior standing (60 credits) in the Fall of 2019, consider applying for the Roy J. Carver Scholarship! The application is due April 1st, and both current and transfer students are encouraged to apply. Review the application requirements!

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.

IRS warns of fraudulent emails, which appear to be sent from “IRS Online,” contain an attachment labeled “Tax Account Transcript,” or something similar. The IRS, however, does not send unsolicited emails to the public. The IRS asks the public not to open the email, and if using a personal computer to delete it or forward it to phishing@irs.gov. If one is using an employer’s computer, the IRS asks that the employee notify his or her company of the email.