Upcoming 2019 Financial Aid deadlines and information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Deadline – February 1, 2019
To be considered for the most financial aid (including scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work-Study), it is highly encouraged to file the FAFSA.

According to Student Financial Aid, currently, the FAFSA process is operating at its normal capacity.

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University Special Scholarship Application: Deadline – February 1, 2019
Special scholarships are provided through the generosity of donors committed to the mission of the Office of the Diversity and Inclusion. These distinct resources have specific awarding criteria including, but not limited, to financial aid need, Program (College) or Plan (major), class rank, leadership activities, community service, city, county or state of residence or origin, contribution to diversity and inclusion initiatives, high school and more.

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The Office of Student Financial Aid is now accepting signed tax returns from students and parents in lieu of IRS tax return transcripts for the 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Income Tax Return – Institutions may accept as acceptable documentation a signed copy of the 2016 or 2017 income tax return, as applicable, that the tax filer submitted to the IRS or other tax authorities to verify FAFSA/ISIR income and tax return information. Institutions are reminded that tax account information obtained from the IRS through the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) that has not been changed and a transcript from the IRS or other tax authorities continues to be acceptable documentation.

Nontax filers - For independent students, and parents of dependent students who did not file and are not required to file an income tax return for the applicable tax year—

  • A signed statement certifying that the individual—

    • Attempted to obtain the VNF from the IRS or other tax authorities and was unable to obtain the required documentation; and

    • Has not filed and is not required to file a 2016 or 2017 income tax return, and a listing of the sources of any 2016 or 2017 income earned by the individual from work and the amount of income from each source; and   

  • A copy of IRS Form W–2, or an equivalent document, for each source of 2016 or 2017 employment income received by the individual.