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Student Financial Services at the University of Virginia provides funds for students who cannot attend the University without financial assistance. Except for Athletic Grants-in-Aid, non-need-based loan programs, and a limited number of special scholarships, students must demonstrate financial need to receive assistance.
Estimated Costs The estimated average costs (excluding travel expenses) for an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia for the academic year are available at http://www.virginia.edu/financialaid/estimated.php.
Note: For fall semester only, all first year undergraduate students will be assessed a $210 orientation fee and transfer students will be assessed a $130 orientation fee.. International students will also be charged an additional $50 per semester.
Financial Need The primary responsibility for financing a college education rests with the student and parents. Thus, a portion of the parents’ and student’s resources is expected to be available for college expenses. Need is determined by comparing the student’s budget with his or her resources from income and savings. The resources are determined by a review of FAFSA and University Financial Aid Application or CSS/PROFILE data. If the resources are less than the sum needed to meet academic year expenses, the difference becomes the student’s financial need.
Funds available to applicants from other sources (e.g., veteran’s benefits, gifts, scholarships, or grants) are considered resources in determining financial need. If any such resources become available after a federal aid award has been made or received, the student must notify Student Financial Services. Receiving such assistance may necessitate a reduction in the applicant’s University-awarded aid so that no applicant receives funds in excess of demonstrated financial need or total cost of attendance. If a refund of excess financial aid has already been made, the student will be required to repay the University the overage.
All financial aid applicants are required to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Entering and transfer students are also required to submit the CSS/PROFILE to be eligible for University-based grant aid. The FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE secure family income and asset information, which is analyzed to produce an estimate of the funds that the student and parents can reasonably be expected to provide for college expenses. This is known as the expected family contribution (EFC). The difference between the expected family contribution and the cost of attendance (which includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, personal expenses and travel) is defined as the student’s financial need. Students who demonstrate such need are eligible for need-based financial aid.
Returning students may also be asked to complete the University Financial Aid application if their FAFSA information indicates they may have eligibility for University-based grants. Returning students required to complete the University Financial Aid application, which is available on-line in the Student Information System, will be notified by having a “To Do” List item added to their Student Center in SIS, and will receive an email indicating a To Do List item has been added.
Only students who are 24 or older, married, veterans, or wards of the court will be considered for financial aid without regard to their parents’ ability to contribute to their education. Except in such circumstances, parental financial information will be required of all aid applicants under 24.
The Aid Package Financial aid is normally a combination of gift assistance, loan funds, and employment. The financial aid package is determined by the availability of the various forms of financial aid and the individual circumstances of the student. . Students must be United States citizens or permanent residents and must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits to receive financial aid awards. About 34% of all undergraduate students receive financial assistance each year.
Payment and Refund Inquiries For questions or concerns regarding semester bills or expected refunds that have not yet been received, please check your account in SIS or contact us directly at:
Student Financial Services
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400204
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4204
(phone)434-982-6000 (fax) 434-924-7636
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday
Refunds of excess financial aid or other awards are generally processed within 3-5 business days of disbursement at the start of a term. Once processed, the refund should arrive within 7-10 days.
Regulations for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds is available on-line at www.virginia.edu/financialaid/withdrawal.php.
Leave of Absence If a student who has received Title IV loans (i.e., Perkins Loans, PLUS Loans, and Federal Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans) does not return from an approved leave of absence, some or all of the repayment deferral period may be exhausted. For purposes of the Title IV programs, the date of withdrawal is the first day of the approved leave of absence.
Withdrawal If a student leaves the University prior to completing 60% of a semester, the financial aid office recalculates eligibility for Title IV funds (i.e., Pell Grants, FSEOGs, Perkins Loans, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans). Recalculation is based on the percent of earned aid using the following formula: Percent of aid earned = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date, divided by the total days in the semester.
Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percent of unearned aid using the following formula: Aid to be returned = (100% minus the percent earned) multiplied by the amount of aid disbursed toward institutional charges.
When Title IV funds are returned, the borrower may owe a balance to the University. Your SIS Student Center will reflect balances due to the University if owed.
In order to apply for financial assistance through Student Financial Services, entering and transfer students should submit:
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University’s FAFSA code is 003745.
- The CSS/PROFILE. The University’s PROFILE code is 5820.
Returning students should submit:
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University’s FAFSA code is 003745
- In some circumstances, returning students will be asked to complete The University Financial Aid Application. The student will see an item added to their To Do list indicating they need to complete the University Financial Aid Application if it is required. The application is found in the student’s SIS Student Center Finances section as the link “Apply for Financial Aid 2012-2013”
Readmitted Students must follow the same procedures and deadlines as returning students. Copies of official letters of readmission must be submitted to Student Financial Services before a readmitted student will be considered for financial assistance.
Federal Eligibility Requirements
Enrollment Unless prior approval for a reduced course load has been obtained from the dean, students must register for at least 12 credits each semester in order to receive the full financial aid award and to claim their loans.
Citizenship Students must be either United States citizens or permanent residents in order to be eligible for federal, state, or University financial assistance.
Selective Service Students required to register for the draft under the Military Selective Service Act must sign a statement of compliance before they may receive any federal financial assistance.
Drug Conviction The 1998 Higher Education Amendment Act states that students who are convicted of violating any federal or state drug possession or sale laws are not eligible to receive financial aid and may be required to repay any aid received prior to their conviction. In completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students are specifically instructed to contact the U.S. Department of Education at (800) 433-3243 or http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/drugelig.htm for assistance.
Default Status To receive federal financial aid, students cannot be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan, a Federal Stafford Student Loan, a Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS), or a Ford Federal Direct Loan received for study at any post-secondary institution; nor can they owe any refund on a Federal Pell Grant or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant previously awarded at any post-secondary institution.
Entrance Counseling All first-time borrowers of Federal Direct or Perkins Loans must be informed of their obligations before their first loan disbursement will be credited.
Exit Counseling All Federal Direct or Perkins Loan recipients are required to complete exit counseling prior to either leaving the University or registering for less than half-time credits. Ordinarily, borrowers of Federal Direct Loans are provided loan repayment information at the end of the semester in which they plan to graduate. If this office fails to contact the borrower, it is his or her responsibility to contact the lender to obtain loan repayment information.
The student loan section of Student Financial Services will contact degree candidates by e-mail prior to graduation regarding exit counseling. If the student withdraws, or registers for less than half-time credits, she or he must complete the counseling on-line. If the student fails to complete an exit counseling, a hold will be placed on the student’s official grade transcript record.
During the exit counseling, students will be advised of their rights and responsibilities, given the opportunity to ask questions, and provided a repayment schedule.
Non-University Awards If a student receives assistance from a non-University source (scholarship or loan), University-awarded financial aid will usually be reduced. It is the student’s responsibility to notify Student Financial Services of any outside award received.
Reapplication Requirement Financial assistance is not automatically renewed each year. The amount of financial aid awarded is based on the availability of funds and the evaluation of financial statements submitted each spring by the applicant. Should unusual circumstances occur that necessitate an immediate review, the facts should be brought to the attention of the aid administrator. Necessary adjustments will be made where justified.
Change in Financial Situation Students are encouraged to notify the financial aid office of any changes in their financial situation during the year.
Summer Financial Aid Consideration for financial aid for Summer session is automatic, based upon full-time enrollment and submission of a FAFSA for that academic year. Once you have enrolled in at least half time hours, your award will be created. If you fall below the minimum required hours, your aid will be cancelled, and if it had already disbursed, will be required to be repaid if a balance remains due to the University.
Students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Nursing Loan, and the Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized).
Federal Perkins Loan Under this federal program administered by the University, a student may be eligible to borrow up to a maximum of $4,000 for each undergraduate year. Repayment, at an interest rate of 5 percent, begins nine months after the student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time status.
No interest is charged while the student is attending school (undergraduate or graduate) on at least a half-time basis. Repayment begins nine months after the student leaves school or drops below half-time (six credit hours). At that time, interest will begin to accrue at a rate of 5% each year with a minimum yearly payment of $480 or minimum monthly payment of $40. The actual monthly repayment will depend on the amount of the student’s debt. Repayment may be spread over a ten-year period from the date of the first payment, and loans can be consolidated for repayment. Students do not have to accept a Federal Perkins Loan in order to receive other federal funds. Origination fees are not deducted from Perkins Loans.
Unless otherwise specified, Federal Nursing loans are awarded for the academic year, with one-half available each semester. All loans are automatically applied to the payment of tuition, fees, room rent, and meal plans approximately 10 days prior to the start of each term. After all eligible University charges have been satisfied, Student Financial Services will refund any remaining credit balance to the student. If the student has direct deposit, the balance will be deposited into his or her bank account, usually within 3-5 business days.
Federal Direct Loan Program
The federal government allows undergraduate students to borrow a maximum of the following: first year, $5,500; second year, $6,500; third, fourth, and fifth years, $7,500 each.
Master Promissory Note: All borrowers are required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) the first time they borrow as a University of Virginia student. The MPN does not show loan amounts because it can serve as the student’s promissory note for future years. The amount of the subsidized and unsubsidized loans will be included in the student’s financial aid award notification. To sign the MPN, go to studentloans.gov and sign in.
Students will receive their Loan Disclosure Statement for each new loan borrowed. The disclosure statements provide information about the types and amounts of loans borrowed, the loan period, and the anticipated disbursement dates. Students should maintain the statements for their records.
Students initially accept, decline, or reduce loan amounts in the Student Information System (SIS). After a loan is accepted in SIS, any other changes require completion of a Financial Aid Change Form Increase or a Financial Aid Change Form Decrease. Note that increases are subject to annual maximums. If you have borrowed more than you need, excess funds must be returned to U.Va. within 120 days of disbursement. The loan fee will be reduced or eliminated in proportion to the amount of the disbursement returned.
Disbursement Procedure: The financial aid award indicates the total loan amount of the Direct Loan the student is awarded. The net amount disbursed will be the gross amount of the loan less fees.
The Direct Student Loan is normally payable in two disbursements, one-half of the total in each semester. Loan funds cannot be credited to the student’s account until approved by the Lender and the student has enrolled in sufficient credit hours.
Students will receive an email once their loan has been disbursed to their University Student Account (billing account statement). The disbursement will first pay outstanding tuition, fees, and room and board due to the University of Virginia for the current semester, and the remaining funds will be sent to the student by check to their local address or direct deposit to their own personal bank account.
In the case of an over-award, one or both of the loan disbursements may be reduced or canceled. Similarly, if tuition charges are reduced because of a change in enrollment or additional departmental or non-university awards, one or both of the loan disbursements may need to be adjusted or canceled.
If a student fails to enroll in sufficient credit hours, their loan will be canceled, typically within 30 days of the start of classes.
Repayment Borrowers of any Federal Direct Loan are mailed loan repayment information by the lender during the semester in which they plan to graduate. If the student does not receive this information prior to leaving, it is his or her responsibility to contact studentloans.gov.
Direct Subsidized Loan
Students who demonstrate financial need are eligible for the Direct Subsidized Loan. The federal government will pay the interest while the student is enrolled in a degree seeking program at least half-time (minimum of six credit hours). Repayment of the loan principal begins six months after the student leaves school or is enrolled less than half-time (fewer than six credit hours). At that time, interest will begin to accrue at a fixed rate with a minimum monthly payment of $50. Loans for undergraduate students for 2012-2013 will have a fixed rate of 6.80% with an origination of 1.0%.
For students who demonstrate financial need, the federal government will pay the interest on the subsidized loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Repayment begins six months after leaving school. In some cases, only a portion of the loan may be eligible for the federal interest subsidy.
Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Students who do not demonstrate financial need, in whole or in part, are eligible for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Under this program, students may still borrow, but will be required to pay all the interest on the loan. Repayment of the interest on the unsubsidized loan begins within 60 days after disbursement unless interest capitalization is requested. Interest on an unsubsidized loan is fixed at 6.80% for 2012-2013 with an origination fee of 1.0%. Students whose parents are unwilling to provide information to complete the FAFSA can apply for unsubsidized loans with the proper supporting documentation.
Independent students may borrow up to the following additional amounts per year through the unsubsidized loan program: first and second year, $4,000; third, fourth, and fifth years, $5,000. Payment of the interest on any unsubsidized loan begins 60 days after disbursement, unless interest capitalization is requested. Application forms can be accessed at http://www.virginia.edu/financialaid/forms.php.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program
The Direct PLUS (Parent PLUS) Program is a loan made to parents of dependent undergraduate students enrolled in school at least half-time (minimum six credit hours per semester). Parents must be U.S. citizens or registered permanent residents to apply for the PLUS. Eligibility for the PLUS is not based on demonstrated financial need. Parents with adverse credit history or who have filed bankruptcy in the past may be denied the PLUS. Students whose parents have been denied the PLUS loan may receive an additional unsubsidized Direct loan.
Eligible parents may borrow up to the cost of attendance less any financial assistance. The interest rate is fixed at 7.90% with a 4.00% origination fee. Repayment begins within 60 days after the full disbursement of the loan, but parents may request a deferment while the student is in school.
Please note that PLUS proceeds are applied to tuition charges before any other financial assistance. Unless parents request otherwise, credit balances are refunded to them rather than to the student.
PLUS Application and Promissory Note: All parent borrowers will be required to complete the Direct PLUS Loan Application and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at studentloans.gov. Current regulations allow a parent to sign one promissory note (Master Promissory Note) that will be used for future PLUS loans borrowed. The PLUS MPN does not show loan amounts because it can serve as a parent’s promissory note for future years. The amount of the PLUS loan eligibility will be included in the most recent financial aid award notification. Please note that every application for the PLUS loan will result in a credit history inquiry.
Parent borrowers will receive their PLUS Disclosure Statement for each new loan borrowed. The disclosure statements provide information about the amount of money borrowed, the loan period, and the anticipated disbursement dates. Parents should maintain the statements for their records.
Parents may decline or reduce the amount of their loan(s) by completing a Financial Aid Change Form Decrease and submitting it to Student Financial Services. If you have borrowed more than you need, excess funds must be returned to U.Va. within 120 days of disbursement. The loan fee will be reduced or eliminated in proportion to the amount of the disbursement returned. The loan fee will be reduced or eliminated in proportion to the amount of the disbursement returned.
Please note that parents who do not submit a signed promissory note by October 1 will have their loan canceled for the academic year. If your PLUS loan application is denied, you will receive information about the Endorser Plan from the federal government.
Disbursement Procedure: The PLUS is normally payable in two disbursements, one-half of the total in each semester. Loan funds cannot be credited to the student’s account until approved by the lender and the student has enrolled in sufficient credit hours. All undergraduates at the University must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours).
The total loan amount of the PLUS awarded can be found in the Finances section of the Student Center in the SIS. The actual amount disbursed will be less due to origination fees.
In the case of an over-award, one or both of the loan disbursements may be reduced or canceled. Similarly, if tuition charges are reduced because of a change in enrollment, one or both of the disbursements may need to be adjusted.
Repayment: Under the PLUS program, repayment must begin within 60 days after full disbursement of the loan. There is no grace period for the PLUS loan. Parents must repay both principal and interest on the loan even while the student is enrolled in school, or parents may request a deferment of principal as long as the student remains enrolled as a full-time student. Parents can choose the Standard, Extended, or Graduated Repayment Plan. The Income Contingent repayment plan is not an option for the PLUS.
Short Term Loan Under the terms of the Lee Emergency Loan, students enrolled in any of the University schools may borrow up to $500 for a period of approximately 30 days. Loans are interest free and are available during the academic year during terms in which the student is enrolled. Students may request one Lee loan per term of enrollment, and may not receive a Lee Loan if a prior Lee Loan has not been repaid. Students must apply in person at Student Financial Services. Summer Lee Loans are available only if the student is enrolled full time for the ensuing Fall term.
To be considered for the work-study program, a completed FAFSA must be submitted.
Federal Work-Study Program Student Financial Services will make available to all eligible students all Federal Work-Study (FWS) job listings through University Career Services electronic student employment program (CAVLink). With this electronic process, students can search for their own FWS job based on their own interests and class schedule. Hourly wages and weekly schedules are based on the needs of the position, skills required and the student’s work experience.
Employment Regulations Students typically work between eight and fifteen hours per week when classes are in session. In some instances, students may elect to work up to 40 hours per week during vacation periods. No student will be paid less than the federal minimum wage.
Special Scholarships and Programs
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University Achievement Awards are designed to attract exceptional in-state students who will add diversity to the University community. Each year, the Office of Admission selects approximately 50 entering Virginia students to receive the awards, which cover full tuition and fees for four years of University attendance. Selection is competitive, and consideration is automatic; no specific application is required.
Jerome H. Holland Scholarship The Office of Admission selects recipients of the Jerome H. Holland Scholarship to recognize outstanding African-American students from across the country. These renewable awards are offered on a competitive basis to entering students and are normally in the amount of $10,000 each. Consideration for the Jerome H. Holland Scholarship is automatic; no specific application is required.
General Assembly Nursing Program Virginia residents enrolled in the School of Nursing may apply for this state-funded, need-based program. These funds must be reimbursed either by working as a nurse in Virginia, or by repayment with interest. Application deadlines are April 30 for currently enrolled nursing students and June 30 for students who have completed only one semester. Students must allow a minimum of two months for application processing in order to meet the designated deadlines. Award amount: $2,000 maximum.
Veteran’s Educational Benefits Students eligible to receive educational benefits through the G.I. Bill or the V.A. Contributory or Non-Contributory Benefit Programs should contact the Veteran’s Affairs Coordinator, UREG (Office of the University Registrar), Carruthers Hall, (434) 924-4122.
Virginia War Orphans Program Under this program, a child (aged 25 years or younger) of either a deceased veteran or a veteran who is totally disabled from wartime service may receive a waiver of tuition and fees to attend a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education. Students who believe they qualify for this program should contact the Division of War Veterans Claims at the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Law, 210 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24004.
University Tuition Payment Plan In conjunction with a private vendor, the University has developed an installment payment plan. For a fee of $35 per semester, University tuition, fees, housing, and dining charges may be paid in five (5) monthly installments each semester. You must sign up for each semester for which you intend to participate. The final date to enroll in the payment plan for the Fall 2012 term is July 24, 2012. For the Spring 2013 term, the last day to sign up is December 20, 2012. For complete details, visit http://www.virginia.edu/studentaccounts/paymentplan.html.
University and Federal Grants
Consideration for any grant listed below, with the exception of Athletic Grants-in-Aid, requires completion of the FAFSA, and for entering and transfer students only, the CSS/PROFILE. In some cases, returning students will be notified that they are also required to submit the University Financial Aid application.
Unless otherwise specified, University and federal grants are awarded for the academic year, with one-half available each semester. All awards are automatically applied to the payment of tuition, fees, room rent, and meal plans approximately 10 days prior to the start of each term. After all eligible University charges have been satisfied, Student Financial Services will refund any remaining credit balance to the student. If the student has direct deposit, the balance will be deposited into his or her bank account, usually within 3-5 business days.
If a student does not complete the semester, financial aid will be prorated, and the unused portion will be cancelled according to Federal policies.
University Grants The University has a number of need-based grants available for undergraduate students. Financial aid applicants are automatically considered for any grants for which they qualify. There are no academic or merit scholarships available through Student Financial Services. Award amounts for University grants vary, but awards are made on a need basis. Because Summer Session and January Term are not required terms, there is very little grant money available for these terms, and student should not expect to see grants as part of their Summer and/or January Term awards.
Virginia College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP) The College Scholarship Assistance Program is a state-funded grant that provides financial assistance to Virginia residents enrolled in undergraduate programs, provided they enroll for a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester and meet the March priority filing date. Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree are NOT eligible to receive CSAP assistance
Other State Scholarship Programs Several states have scholarship and grant programs that permit the student to use a state scholarship or grant at an out-of-state institution. For further information on these programs, students should contact the state awarding agency or their secondary school guidance counselor.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need (i.e. they have a low EFC and are also Federal Pell Grant recipients). In order to be eligible, students must file the FAFSA and the University Financial Aid Application (or the CSS/PROFILE, for entering and transfer students) by the March priority filing date and must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester. Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree are NOT eligible for SEOG assistance.
Federal Pell Grant The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not previously earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. The size of the award is based on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and their enrollment status. Students who are eligible for a full award must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester; otherwise, they receive a prorated award when they are enrolled in fewer than twelve credit hours per semester.
Athletic Grant-in-Aid For information, contact the Department of Athletics, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400821, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4821.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress is one of many federally mandated criteria viewed in determining a student’s eligibility for continued receipt of financial aid. In order to remain eligible, a student must meet both a quantitative (credit hours) and qualitative (grade point average) standard. Students must also demonstrate a progression toward completion of their degree program within an established time frame. Student Financial Services will conduct a review of Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of each term.
Financial Aid Programs Affected
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Undergraduate Financial Aid programs which are affected by the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy include (but are not limited to) Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal TEACH Grant, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Work Study, Federal Nursing loans, Federal Direct loans, Federal Parent Plus loans, Virginia state grants, and all institutional grants and scholarships.
Please refer to the complete Satisfactory Academic Progress policy which can be accessed from the page at http://www.virginia.edu/financialaid/satpro.php.
Individual Schools’ Academic Progress Standards
In addition to the above Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, each school will have additional conditions (such as area requirements and major requirements) that must be fulfilled for the student to remain “in good standing.” As a result, even though a student may meet the minimum requirements for continued receipt of financial aid, the student may not be permitted to continue enrollment because of failure to remain in good standing in their school.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students have the right to:
- know what financial aid programs are available (see Financial Aid Programs);
- know the deadlines for submitting financial aid applications (see Application Procedures and General Assembly Nursing Program);
- know how financial aid will be distributed, and on what basis those decisions are made (see General Information);
- know how their financial need was determined, including how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, and personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in their budgets (see General Information and the student’s award letter);
- know what resources (e.g., parental contribution, other financial aid, and individual assets) were considered in calculating their need (see the student’s award letter);
- know how much of their financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met (see the student’s award letter);
- request an explanation of the various programs in their financial aid package (see Financial Aid Programs);
- know the school’s refund policy (see General Information section above);
- know what portion of financial aid must be repaid and what portion is grant aid. If the aid is a loan, students have the right to know the interest rate, the total repayment amount and procedures, the length of time allotted for repayment, and when repayment is to begin (see the student’s award letter and Financial Aid Programs);
- know how the school determines whether the student is making satisfactory progress, and the consequences of unsatisfactory progress (see General Requirements);
- decline having Title IV aid credited to institutional or prior year charges.
Students are required to:
- complete all application forms accurately and submit them to the appropriate office by the deadline;
- provide correct information. Misreporting information on financial aid application forms is a violation of the law. Such action may be considered a criminal offense and could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code;
- return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and new information requested by either Student Financial Services or the agency to which the application was submitted;
- read, understand, and maintain copies of all forms requiring their signature;
- accept responsibility for all signed agreements;
- perform the work agreed upon in accepting a federal work-study award;
- be aware of, and comply with, the deadlines for financial assistance application and reapplication;
- be aware of the school’s refund procedures;
- complete an exit interview if they have borrowed loans and are terminating student status or registering for less than half-time credits;
- maintain current and correct addresses with UREG (Office of the University Registrar);
- complete registration at the prescribed time in order to receive disbursements on a timely basis.