-Parents and students are encouraged to complete their annual Income Tax Return as soon as possible. Application for federal aid is available on January 1 of every year for the following academic year. As soon as your return is filed, you may apply for financial assistance online by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The AMU Federal School Code is 039413.You may also use estimated tax figures and revise your FAFSA at a later date after you have filed.
-If you are applying for aid for the first time, request a Personal Identification Number for yourself and your parents (if dependent by FAFSA guidelines)at the U.S. Department of Education Website at http://www.pin.ed.gov. If you have received aid in the past, your PIN can be used each year to sign your FAFSA, access the DOE website to make corrections to your FAFSA, and check on the status of your FAFSA. Parents who apply for a PIN may also use the same PIN each year, as well as using the same PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA for more than one dependent attending college.
February – June
-Regularly check your email for notification of your processed FAFSA and Student Aid Report (SAR) result of your FAFSA.
-Let the AMU Financial Aid Office (FAO) know of any scholarships or grants received from private sources. Need-based aid may require adjustment to accommodate scholarship monies in your budget.
-Respond to all requests for additional information from the FAO.
-Financial Aid awards can be viewed and accepted online through the Financial Aid portal. The FAO will send you notification of your Electronic Award Letter upon receipt and processing of your completed FAFSA.
-Under FERPA regulations, account information for any student, regardless of dependency, cannot be discussed with third parties without the consent of the student. If you are a dependent student and wish to provide written consent to the Offices of Financial Aid and the Bursar to discuss your student account or financial aid with your parents or other relative, please complete an Authorization to Release Confidential Information and send or fax to either office. This applies as well to the spouse or other relative of independent students.
-If you have a remaining balance after financial aid is applied, you may sign up for the AMU Tuition Payment Plan or pay online by credit card, or electronic check (ACH).
-IMPORTANT: Institutional need-based grants are awarded as eligible SARs are received. Funds are limited so you are encouraged to submit your FAFSA as early as possible! AMU preferred date for FAFSA completion is April 1st.
-Look for Fall Student Statements online using Self-Service. Verify all aid and payments are applied properly.
-All loan acceptance and related requirements should be completed (Stafford, Parent PLUS, Alternative) before July 15 in order to satisfy the tuition charges deadline of July 15, 2015.
-Make sure the Tuition Payment Plan is completed as soon as you can in order to ensure the first payment is charged to your account on time.
-The Fall 2015 Clearing Your Bill (CYB) day is July 15. Failure to Clear Your Bill by this date may result in the cancellation of a student’s class registration and dorm room reservation.
September – October
-Look for monthly Statements on Self-Service. Lab Fees, and Music Fees may be added to your account in mid September if applicable. These fees are due by October 31.
-Look for Spring Student Statements online using Self-Service. Verify all aid and payments are applied properly.
-Complete new Tuition Payment Plan for the Spring Semester. Make sure Tuition Payment Plan is completed by November 30 to ensure the first payment on December 15 is charged to your account on time.
-All loan acceptance and related requirements should be completed (Stafford, Parent PLUS, Alternative) in order to satisfy the Spring CYB deadline.
The Spring 2015 Clear Your Bill (CYB) day is December 15. Failure to Clear Your Bill by this date will result in the cancellation of a student’s class registration and dorm room reservation.