The best way to respond to your aid offer is by using Towson Online Services.
If you are a new student, you have received or will soon receive instructions on how to use Towson Online Services from the Office of Technology Services. If you are a continuing student, use your Tiger U username and password or click on “Forgot Your Password?”
A successful login will open the SA Self Service menu. Click on SA Self Service and follow these breadcrumbs to find Financial Aid services: Learner Services>Finances>Accept/Decline Financial Aid.
Note: If you have difficulty accessing your account, call the Towson University Office of Technology Services Help Center at 410-704-5151. (Questions about your financial aid offer should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.)
New students who prefer to respond their aid offers by mail can accept the offer by signing and returning the Financial Aid Notification. Should you want to decline some or all of the aid offered, circle “D” next to the aid you do not want. Be sure to sign and date the notification and return the original copy to the Financial Aid Office.
Note: Should your parent want to accept a Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), he or she must complete a separate application.
How to Apply for a Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
If you will be an incoming new student for the fall term, whether you respond to your aid offer electronically or by mail, we must have your response by May 3, 2012, or within 14 days of the date printed on the notification letter or e-mail, whichever date comes later, offer will be subject to cancellation.
If you are a continuing student, you will not receive a financial aid notification by mail. Instead, you will receive an e-mail notification informing you that your aid offer is available for review online, and you must respond using Towson Online Services. If you do not respond to your financial aid notification within two weeks of the date of the e-mail notification, your aid offer will be subject to cancellation.
Accepting aid from some programs will require additional action from you. For example, the first time you borrow from any educational loan program, you must complete a promissory note and an online entrance loan counseling for that loan program. The requirements will show on your online To Do List at Towson Online Services.