FINANCIAL AID OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
SUMMER 2014 LOAN REQUESTS
Summer loan request forms will be available on the website as well as in the office beginning on April 15, 2014. Please read the requirements for applying carefully prior to submitting your application to verify that you have funds remaining to request. For information about summer loans and to access a printable application, click HERE.
SPRING 2014 LOAN REQUEST DEADLINE
The Office of Student Financial Aid will not be accepting any Spring 2014 federal loan requests after May 1, 2014. Any student needing to apply for a Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan, or parent needing to apply for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan, MUST apply prior to the deadline to allow for process by the Financial Aid office. Our office encourages students and parents to immedately review the semester billing to verify that all loans needed have been accepted and disbursed by the Office of Financial Aid.
2014-2015 FAFSA VERIFICATION
Our office has begun processing/loading the 2014-2015 FAFSA's. Student's who have been selected for a process called "verification" will need to provide additional documents to our office before financial aid eligibility can be determined. These items will be listed on the student's "To Do" list on their HawkWeb Student Center, and they will be mailed a letter as well. Please carefully
review all items requested and return those items to our office as soon as possible. Delay in returning all documents may effect your awards, and you must have all items turned in before we begin the review/packaging process for your awards. It is also a good idea for students to go onto the FAFSA website (www.fafsa.gov
) and review their application status- making sure that it shows that the FAFSA was "processed". If you have a unique circumstance, please contact the office to review your FAFSA results and to determine if any other specific documents are needed.
2014-2015 FAFSA APPLICATION
The FAFSA for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 academic year becomes available January 1st.
All UMES students filing a 14-15 FAFSA should complete and submit
their initial application (with income estimates) in January 2014. Students can update their/their parents income information by selecting to make a correction once 2013 tax returns have been filed. Click HERE
to read more about the 2014-2015 FAFSA application process and deadlines.
Regularly check out the "Policies and Procedures" area of our webpage (to the left in the burgandy area) to familiarize yourself with the Office of Student Financial Aid's policies on Satisfactory Academic Progress (how class completion, final course grades, and the number of semesters/credits you have can effect your aid), Repeated Coursework (how many times can you take a class and still receive federal financial aid), and University Withdrawls (what happens to your financial aid if you have to withdraw from all of your classes after they have begun).
Office of Student Financial Aid
Student Development Center, Suite 1100
Princess Anne, MD 21853
We are excited that you have chosen to further your education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The University is particularly sensitive to the financial needs of its student body. Operating on the premise that no student should be denied an education solely because of a lack of financial resources, the University's Office of Student Financial Aid renders assistance to as many students as possible in the form of employment, scholarships, University endowed scholarships, grants and student loans. Qualifying students may receive funds from one or more of the programs administered by the University and funded from federal, state, and institutional sources.
To be considered for financial aid, students should apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early in the year as possible, since financial aid is generally awarded on the basis of need and in the order of application. The federal school code for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is 002106.
Submit a Help Request
You can use the UMES Help Desk system to submit a Financial Aid help request. Go to help.umes.edu and be sure to use 'Enrollment Services -> Financial Aid' as the request type.