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Continuing students must reapply for financial aid each year. If you applied for financial aid in the previous year, the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) will notify you by email in January that it is time to reapply. If you do not receive information about how to apply, contact OFA in early February.

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Application Deadlines
Application Materials
Applying for Spring/Summer Aid

  • Application Deadlines
  • Application Materials
Reapplying for Aid from Other Sources

APPLYING FOR FALL (2 STEPS)

To reapply for aid, all continuing students must complete a new FAFSA.

1. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the FAFSA online using your Dept. of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN). If you have not completed your tax return when you fill out the FAFSA, you may use estimated tax data on the FAFSA. However, be sure to make corrections to your FAFSA once your tax return is done. It is important to list your full, correct name and to use information from the correct federal income tax return (1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040). Also, be sure to include your housing plans and list Federal School Code 001486 on your FAFSA, so that a copy of your FAFSA results will be sent to Florida Memorial University. If you don’t have a PIN, request one at http://www.pin.ed.gov. For a paper copy of the FAFSA call 1-800-4-FEDAID or see www.fafsa.gov.

Parental Information and Signatures
You must supply parental data and a parent signature :
You are a dependent student

If you are completing the FAFSA online, we recommend that one of your parents sign the FAFSA using his/her own PIN (parents may apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. If you do not provide correct parental data or all required signatures, your FAFSA will be rejected, which could jeopardize your eligibility for aid.
If you think you might be considered an independent student, please click here to see the definition of an independent student to determine whether you must complete parental information on the FAFSA.

2.Submit the FMU Financial Aid Application

FALL/SPRING DEADLINES

April 14: The Office of Financial Aid must receive your processed FAFSA from the federal processor by April 14 in order to consider you for all federal and institutional financial aid. We recommend applying early! Allow 3-4 weeks for processing, and remember that if your FAFSA is rejected for any reason, your application will not be processed and you will need time to resolve the problem before the deadline. You may submit your FAFSA after April 14, but you might not be considered for all aid programs. Very little, if any, grant funding will be available after this date.

  • If you are asked to submit additional application documents (see box, below) to OFA, we must receive them by April 30 (they must be received, not just postmarked by this date). The sooner we receive them, the sooner we will be able to send you an award notice. Traditionally, award notices for continuing students are issued beginning in June.
AFTER APPLYING FOR AID, CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN:
OFA will send you an email if you must submit additional application items for verification purposes (such as tax returns, a Household Information Questionnaire, etc.). If you are asked to submit additional application documents, OFA must receive these items by April 30 to consider you for all aid programs.

FALL/SPRING APPLICATION MATERIALS

2012-2013:

APPLYING FOR SUMMER

To apply for Summer aid, you must be registered at least half-time for Summer classes at Florida Memorial University in order to receive financial aid. ( You must register for at least 3 credits to receive Pell Grant only)

  • If you have not yet completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year, you must also complete the FAFSA now and submit it to the federal processor in order to apply for Summer aid.

SUMMER APPLICATION DEADLINES

Application deadlines for Spring/Summer financial aid applications are posted each February. In general, the deadlines follow the schedule below:

Priority Deadline: April 14;

The Office of Financial Aid must receive your processed FAFSA from the federal processor by this date in order to consider you for all available aid programs. You may apply after this date, but available funding will be very limited. Award notification begins in April for students registered at least half-time for Summer.

REAPPLYING FOR AID FROM OTHER SOURCES

If you have received aid such as departmental awards or private scholarships, which comes from sources other than the Office of Financial Aid, it is your responsibility to find out when to reapply for the funds and what the application requirements and deadlines are for those aid programs. Contact the source or organization that awarded the funds to you.