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SPring 2014 FRESHMAN TO-DO LIST

 

Accept Financial Aid Package - Deadline: Within two weeks of aid notification email
Contact: Financial Aid Office ● 410-704-4236

You Must Accept/Decline Your Financial Aid Offer

  1. TU Email Account: Because all aid correspondence will be sent to your TU email account (...@students.towson.edu), you must check it every week. If you want to forward all email to a different email account, please follow these Gmail forwarding instructions.

  2. Financial Aid Notifications: By November 15, we will start sending financial aid offers to student’s TU email accounts. You must accept or decline your aid offers by December 10 or within two weeks of your aid notification date, whichever is later.

  3. Once you receive your aid notification email, please carefully follow all steps on this checklist for accepting aid:

Getting Help

The online Notification Guide answers most aid questions. If you still require assistance, please contact the Office of Financial aid.

Application Process and Deadlines

If you haven’t applied for spring 2014 aid yet, please complete these steps:

1.  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): You must complete a 2013-14 FAFSA to apply for federal loans, work-study funds, need-based grants, many state aid programs, and some private scholarship programs.

  • Apply online every year at the FAFSA website: a) TU’s FAFSA School Code: 002099, and b) If you already filed a 2013-14 FAFSA, but didn’t list TU’s code, return to the FAFSA website and add it.
  • FAFSA Priority Deadline: a) If you haven’t applied yet, apply now, b) some aid programs had a March 1, 2013 deadline, and c) late applicants can still apply for federal loans and Pell Grants, and some private scholarships.
  • The FAFSA requires data from your 2012 federal tax return,  If you are completing the FAFSA after you have filed your taxes, please use the FAFSA “IRS Data Retrieval” option to automatically upload your tax data to your FAFSA.  Several days after you submit the FAFSA: a) Return to the FAFSA website, b) Confirm that all your data is accurate, c) Confirm that your “Expected Family Contribution (EFC)” is not blank, and d) Read all comments and error messages.

2.  State of Maryland Aid Programs: Maryland residents can apply for aid programs from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Some of these aid programs had a March 1 FAFSA deadline. To apply, visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

3.  Other TU Scholarships: To apply for scholarships from other TU departments, visit the Scholarship Seeker website.  Deadlines vary, so apply now.

4.  Private Scholarships: A wide variety of private organizations offer scholarships including businesses, foundations, and civic organizations. To apply, visit the Scholarships website. Deadlines vary, so apply now.

University Admissions Merit Scholarships: University Admissions offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to incoming full-time students who apply for  fall admission by December 1st. Unfortunately, the University Admissions Office does not offer scholarships to spring admits. 

 

 

 

 

 


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