Office of Financial Aid

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    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.

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    The end of the 2016-2017 Award Year is quickly approaching!  

    The deadline for Undergraduate, Graduate & Professional students, and Parents to apply for Federal Direct Loans for 2016-2017 will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  

    If it is determined that Undergraduate or Graduate & Professional Students still need assistance with their Cost of Attendance and have not yet ‘Accepted’ their student loan(s) offered through the Hawk Web Student Portal, they may still do so prior to the May 10th deadline. 

    If a student has previously declined their loans on the Hawk Web Student Portal and still needs assistance with their Cost of Attendance, he/she must request to have their student loan(s) reinstated by completing a ‘Loan Adjustment Form’ (available online at  The form must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid prior to the May 10th deadline.

    Graduate & Professional Students and Parents must apply online for the 2016-2017 PLUS Loans at

    Please monitor your ‘To-Do-List’ on your Hawk Web Student Portal in the event you should be required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and/or Loan Entrance Counseling.  These requirements must be satisfied prior to the loans being disbursed into your Hawk Account.  It is recommended that all Items that appear on your ‘To-Do-List’ are satisfied & cleared prior to your departure from the University for the Spring 2017 Semester.

    A Special Note to ‘Prospective Spring 2017 Graduates’ who have borrowed any Federal Direct Loans while enrolled at the University of MD Eastern Shore:  You are required to complete an ‘Exit Counseling’ Session at prior to the Office of Student Financial Aid completing the ‘Online Graduation Clearance Form Checklist’ for which the instructions are included within your graduation requirements.  

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this very important message 

    Office of Student Financial Aid

    1 Backbone Road
    Princess Anne, MD  21853
    (fax) 410-651-7670