Accepting Aid

After you receive Your TU Award Notification, follow these instructions to complete your remaining aid application requirements and to accept your aid offers. We cannot disburse any aid until all steps are completed. 

Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Aid Offers

  • If you are a Maryland resident, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) may also offer you these state aid programs.
  • If they offer you aid, they will notify you, and you must accept it in their MDCAPS system.
  • After you complete the MDCAPS process, MHEC will notify the TU Financial Aid Office, and after we confirm that you are meeting all of their eligibility requirements, we will add the award(s) to your online TU aid record. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Data Verification

Some aid applicants are selected for a federal FAFSA data verification process. If you are selected for this process, we will notify you.

If you are selected, you must:

Housing Status Updates and Verification

All FAFSA applicants were required to report one of the following housing statuses:

  • on-campus 
  • off-campus not with parents
  • commuting from parent housing

We base all aid offers on the housing status that you reported on your FAFSA, but off-campus students may be asked to verify their housing status by submitting a Housing Verification Form or lease.

If your housing status changes, you must notify TU (and MHEC).

  • To notify TU, go to Online Forms and submit a TU Housing Verification Form.
  • If you have any MHEC aid, you must also update your housing status in their MDCAPS system.