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Receiving Aid

How to Accept Aid

Task: Accept Financial Aid Offers.

Deadline: Within two weeks of your Aid Notification date or by the deadlines listed in step 5.

Instructions

  1. Complete and review all the required aid application steps at “Applying for Aid.”

  2. Wait for your Financial Aid Notification (Award Letter).

    New Student Aid Notifications:
    • If you are offered a merit based scholarship, you will receive a scholarship offer letter.
    • If you complete a FAFSA, the TU Financial Aid Office will also send you a “Financial Aid Notification” that will list all your aid offers from TU including scholarships, need-based grants, and loans.
    • The Financial Aid Office starts mailing aid offers to new fall students by April 1.

    Returning Student Aid Notifications:
    • If you complete a new FAFSA, your "Financial Aid Notification" will be e-mailed to your TU e-mail account by May 1.

  3. To view your aid offers online:
  4. Carefully read the “Financial Aid Notification Guide

    It explains critical information about your aid offers, how they were calculated, and the conditions of your awards. It can help you avoid common aid problems.

  5. Carefully complete all the steps on the following Checklists for Accepting Aid.

Deadlines

To avoid late payment fees, please complete all tasks on your "Checklist for Accepting Aid' by the deadlines listed on your Checklist.

Getting Help


Financial Aid Office
Enrollment Services, Room 339
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Reception Desk)
            Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Financial Aid Call Center)

Phone: 410-704-4236
Fax: 410-704-2584
E-mail: finaid@towson.edu



 

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