Accept Financial Aid Package - Deadline: Within two weeks of aid
Contact: Financial Aid Office ● 410-704-4236
You Must Accept/Decline Your Financial Aid Offer
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.
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.
Once you receive your aid
notification email, please carefully follow all steps on
this checklist for accepting aid:
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
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
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.