Returning Undergraduates

To apply for all available aid programs for returning undergraduate students, complete these application steps.

You must reapply for many aid programs every year except for renewable scholarships.

Application Steps

  1. Review the General Eligibility Requirements for federal aid.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.
  3. Maryland Residents should apply for aid from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).  Both students and parents must be residents of Maryland.  Some MHEC aid programs only require the FAFSA, but many require additional applications.

    a) Many MHEC aid programs require you to submit a FAFSA by March 1.

    b) Review MHEC's aid programs and complete their additional applications.
  4. After you file your FAFSA, if your FAFSA gets selected for verification, please follow the Verification Instructions to complete the process as quickly as possible.  We can't offer aid to selected students until verification is complete.
  5. Apply for TU Foundation Scholarships from private donors.
  6. Explore TU's Departmental Scholarships.
  7. Use our Scholarship Seeker to search for additional TU and MHEC scholarships.
  8. Search for other Private Scholarships.
  9. If applicable, apply for military benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  10. We start sending Award Notifications to returning students by April 1st.
  11. To review and accept your awards, follow the instructions in your Your Award Guide.  It explains everything you need to know about accepting, receiving, and retaining your awards.


Office of Financial Aid

Enrollment Services
Room 339
Contacts & Resources
Monday – Friday 8:00 to 4:30