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Receiving Your Aid

The Office of Financial Aid begins notifying entering students of their Fall/Spring financial aid awards in March. Notification for continuing students begins in mid-May. Summer terms awarding typically begins in early April. You will receive an email alerting you that you have an award notice to view on Self-Service. You will then be able to use the Self Service to manage your financial aid awards and your student account throughout your Florida Memorial University career. This section describes how to find your award notice, how to accept, reduce, or decline your awards, the terms and conditions of your financial aid, how your financial aid will be issued to you, and how to find and understand your university bill.

TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR FINANCIAL AID

1.Check your university email frequently.

2.Keep your contact information up to date.

3.Become familiar with the terms and conditions of your financial aid awards and the academic requirements for receiving financial aid.

4.Be sure to let us know if you receive additional aid that is not listed on your award notice.

5.Make a budget and stick to it. For help with managing your finances, talk with a financial aid officer.

6.Check your university student account frequently. For information about your bill or your student account.

7.Read the Office of Financial Consumer Bulletin. It will answer many of your questions.

Award Notification

Because it can take several weeks to process a student’s financial aid application, we encourage you to complete and submit your aid application early so you will be notified as early as possible. After your application materials have been processed and reviewed, you will receive an email from the Office of Financial Aid, letting you know that your award notice is available.

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New & Prospective Students
Continuing Students

NEW & PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

The FMU Office of Financial Aid (OFA) begins sending award notification emails to entering applicants (first-year and transfer students) in March. Applicants are notified on a rolling basis, as OFA receives their application information. We encourage you to apply early in order to take advantage of all available financial aid programs.

You might be asked to send additional documents to the Office of Financial Aid. If these documents are needed to verify your eligibility for financial aid, you will be sent notification that you have an estimated award notice available. Submit the required materials or information by the date specified so that we can calculate a new financial aid package and send you an official award notice. If you do not respond by the specified deadline date, your estimated awards will be cancelled.
After you have received your official award notice, you might receive a message informing you that you have a revised award notice available. This will only occur if the Office of Financial Aid makes a change to your financial aid package (based on the additional information requested). Revised award notices replace any award notices previously received.

Requests for Additional Documents:
If the Office of Financial Aid requests that you submit additional application materials, we must receive them by April 30 in order to consider you for all aid programs, including grant aid. (It is not sufficient that the materials are postmarked by April 30; we must receive them by this date.) If you do not submit the requested documents, we will not be able to process your aid package and you will not receive any financial aid (grants, Work-Study, or loans).

CONTINUING STUDENTS

OFA begins sending award notification emails to continuing students in mid-June. If you are asked to submit additional documents, you can find them on the University web-site under financial aid “documents and forms.