Here is a Checklist to Make Sure YOU Have Everything Complete Before the Start of the Fall 2013 Semester!
By THE FEDS
The 2012-2013 academic year has almost ended, and now it’s time to start thinking about summer break! Before you check out, be sure to review the checklist below to make sure you have completed everything necessary to receive financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year.
1.Have you filed your FAFSA yet?
If your answer is no, then your FAFSA is late and you should file it ASAP. The deadline for completion and submission of the FAFSA was March 1st, and now it is almost summer! The longer you wait to send in your FAFSA, the more it will affect your financial aid. So complete it NOW!
2. Have you submitted all the necessary documents?
If your answer is no, then it is important that you submit them ASAP! You can find out what documents you are missing by visiting NetPartner. This website shows students the current status of their financial aid. The deadline for these documents was May 1st, so it is important that you turn them in as soon as you can because it could have a significant effect on the amount of financial aid you receive.
3. Have you registered for classes for the Fall 2013 semester?
If your answer is no, then you must register as soon as possible! Class space will be limited since you are registering late, but if you don’t register soon, your financial aid could be affected.
4. Did you make the right GPA to keep your scholarship?
If your answer is no, there is a way for you to boost your GPA and maintain a 3.0. You can take a summer class, either at the University or any approved community college or university near you. The extra grade, if you do well, will bring up your GPA, help you keep your scholarship, and help you stay in good Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
5. Did you complete the credits necessary for you to stay in good SAP?
If your answer is no, or you’re not sure, then the first thing you should do is talk to the Financial Aid Office to see how your financial aid is going to be affected. If you are lacking the necessary credits, one of your options is to take a summer course and have those credits transferred to the university.
6. Do you want to apply for any outside scholarships?
If your answer is yes, it is important that you check the deadlines for any outside scholarships that you may be interested in. Be sure to complete and submit them on time!
7. Have you made all of your payments yet?
If your answer is no, then it is important that you check your e-pay bill to see if there is an outstanding balance. If you still have payments to make, take care of them immediately! Different ways to settle your payments is to pay it outright, pay through a payment plan set up with financial aid, pay through a private loan or a parent loan, or any outside scholarships you have been awarded.
Once you’ve checked off everything on this list, you’re free to enjoy your summer! If you have any questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.