Office of Student Financial Aid

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    Welcome!

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers an affordable first-rate education. The Office of Student Financial Aid is here to assist you with the costs of your educational investment. Our committed team of professionals works in partnership with you, providing information on available options and assisting you with the financial aid process.

    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.



    FINANCIAL AID OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:  



    Work Study Application for Fall 2018

    Closed

    Click here For application


    Webinar:Credit builder

    Please join us on Thursday, October 11, as Wells Fargo hosts a 60-minute webinar to provide students with tools and resources to take charge of their own finances—credit and debt—and reach their financial goals. Attendees will learn tips on using and building credit the right way. We will also share suggestions for apps and online resources that can assist students in monitoring their credit. . This webinar is open to students from all majors and disciplines.

     

    This webinar will be streamed and participants will receive the webinar link after they successfully register. To make the session interactive, participants will be able to submit questions in advance during registration and throughout the webinar. To participate, please click here to register by Wednesday, October 10th.



    GENERAL INFORMATION

    The process of applying for aid can seem complicated and time consuming, and we want to make it a pleasant experience for you. To that end, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is delighted to offer you information about financial assistance. Our site includes an overview of the aid programs offered at the University and how to apply.
    Our office is located in the Student Development Center, Suite 1100. Our regular office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (counselors available on Fridays until 2:30 p.m.). You can reach us by telephone at 410-651-6172, or by email at financialaid@umes.edu
    We look forward to helping you meet your educational goals and wish you success.

    FEDERAL AND INSTITUTIONAL VERIFICATION
    Application review, verification (if selected), and awarding of aid must be completed before aid can be disbursed.
    Authorizing disbursement of aid is contingent on the student’s financial aid file status and enrollment. If a student’s file is incomplete at the time of the scheduled disbursement dates, the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) WILL NOT authorize any award(s) to disburse until after all financial aid holds/incompletes are cleared.

    Please Note:
    Students selected for federal or institutional verification must submit ALL REQUIRED documentation to complete verification no later than November 17, 2018.  OSFA will cancel all award(s) for students who do not submit all required documentation to complete verification by November 17, 2018.  Students will be required to submit all required documents to have award(s) reinstated.  
    Financial aid award information is posted as “Anticipated Aid” on the student’s account until the Office of Financial Aid verifies the student’s actual enrollment for the semester and then authorizes award(s) to disburse.



     Office of Student Financial Aid

    1 Backbone Road
    Princess Anne, MD  21853
    410-651-6172
    (fax) 410-651-7670
    email: financialaid@umes.edu