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How to Apply For Financial Aid

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA applications are available October 1 each year.

The FAFSA is the only application needed to receive federal, state, or institutional financial aid at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Every student should complete this application, regardless of their family’s financial status. FAFSA information determines the amount each student is eligible to receive from a broad range of financial aid, including federal and state grants, federally work-study, and/or loans. Even if FAFSA results do not demonstrate financial need, everybody qualifies for some form of financial aid.

  1. Complete the FAFSA online;
  2. Make sure it is signed electronically with your FSA ID;
  3. Click the “Submit” button; and
  4. Print/Save the confirmation page for your records.

Include the code for the University of Minnesota, Morris on your FAFSA. Results will be sent here automatically. The school code for Morris is 002389.

Accuracy is important!

It is recommended that students and their parent(s) take advantage of the IRS data retrieval tool offered as part of the FAFSA on the Web process. Transferring tax data directly from the IRS to your FAFSA will eliminate the need to verify your tax information later and reduce the amount of time required to file your application.

It is in your best interest to file the FAFSA before the priority filing date. Some financial aid programs have limited funding and deadline requirements.

  • Priority deadline for incoming freshmen: January 1
    • This is the deadline to ensure that new, incoming freshmen receive an estimated financial aid award prior to the May 1 enrollment confirmation deadline.
  • Priority deadline for returning students: April 15

May/Summer Session(s) Students »

May & Summer Financial Aid

May, Summer I, and Summer II Sessions are treated as one term for financial aid purposes. Your financial aid is based on your total enrollment for all three sessions. The financial aid year ends with summer term, which often means that financial aid options are limited.

The process:

  1. Must have a current academic year FAFSA on file.
  2. Register for course work for May and/or Summer Sessions. Once registered you will automatically be considered for all available May/Summer funding.
  3. An email will then be sent to your University email account to accept, reduce, or decline your summer awards.

Use the following links for more detailed information on May/Summer financial aid:

    Dates & Deadlines »

    Information regarding financial aid, billing, and payment related dates for the May/Summer sesson(s).

    Please pay close attention to these important financial aid timelines.

    • Date Milestone
    • March 23 May/Summer registration begins (review Cancel/Add Deadlines)
    • April 11 May/Summer awarding begins based on current enrollment
    • May 18 Summer financial aid disbursement begins
    • May 20 Tuition Billing Dates
    • June 24 Last day to be considered for May/Summer federal loan(s).
      All loan documentation must be completed.
    • June 24 Last day to respond to your Financial Aid Award Notice (FAAN)
    • June 26 Last day to enroll in classes and be considered for financial aid

    May/Summer Aid Eligibility »

    To be eligible for May/Summer financial aid:

    • you must be admitted as a University of Minnesota, Morris degree seeking student as of spring semester 2016 (aid is not available if you are a non-admitted, non-degree, summer only or visiting student);
    • you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by SAP Standards. If you are on SAP probation for spring semester you will not receive your summer financial aid disbursement(s) until all your spring semester grades are posted and your SAP status has been reviewed for eligibility;
    • you must be in good academic standing;
    • you must respond to your May/Summer FAAN and complete all required loan documents no later than June 24, 2016;
    • you must meet all deadline dates;
    • you must complete summer term registration no later than June 26, 2016. Your aid may be revised based on your actual enrollment on June 26, 2016. If you change your enrollment, your summer aid will be reviewed and may be revised;
    • you cannot be in default on any federal or state loans; and

    May/Summer Cost Of Attendance »

    Official cost figures used to determine your May/Summer financial aid eligibility.

    Each year the Office of Financial Aid establishes a standard student budget using cost of attendance (COA) estimates for awarding May/Summer financial aid. The budget reflects typical expenses for University of Minnesota, Morris students. Eligibility for financial aid will be based on standard budget allowances, not on individual preferences and spending habits.

    Your May/Summer COA and financial aid award is determined after you have registered for all classes. The COA includes tuition and required fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal and miscellaneous expenses.

    • May/Summer COA is estimated to be between $6,523 and $11,592, unless you are doing a study abroad experience.

    If you withdraw or cancel classes, this may result in an overpayment for financial aid and you will be responsible for paying any remaining balance due on your student account.

    May/Summer Billing & Due Dates »

    Information on when and how to pay your May/Summer bill.

    Pay your bill on time to avoid cancellation of registration or additional charges, such as late payment fees. There are several options on how to Pay the University.

    Billing & due dates

    If you do not pay the balance due by the due date on your most recent billing statement, a hold will be added to your student record that will prohibit you from registering for classes, charging books to your university account, and getting transcripts or diplomas.

    Any time you pay less than the balance due as stated on your billing statement by the due date, you will be charged a $40 late payment fee and a hold will be placed on your record.

    If you need assistance with payment methods, contact One Stop Student Services.

Study Abroad Students »

You must apply to the Study Abroad program and submit a cost estimate to the financial aid office to be considered for financial aid for study abroad.

  1. To receive federal, state, or institutional aid for study abroad, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Morris-use federal school code 002389. If you have already submitted a FAFSA for the same academic year in which you intend to study abroad, you do not need complete another one.
  2. Apply to a Study Abroad program through Morris’s Academic Center for Enrichment, the English Language Teaching Assistant Program (ELTAP), or the Global Student Teaching (GST) program.
  3. Working with your study abroad adviser;
    • calculate a cost estimate for the program to which you have applied; and
    • submit the cost estimate to the Financial Aid Office at least two months before you leave the country.
  4. Schedule an appointment with a financial aid officer to discuss your financial aid needs or to resolve any outstanding issues that could impact your eligibility and delivery of your financial aid. If your financial aid eligibility changes, the Financial Aid Office will send you a revised electronic financial aid award notice (eFAAN) via your University e-mail account.
  5. Work with the Business Office to make arrangements to receive your credit balance. It is recommended that you set up direct deposit for your credit balance. If you choose to receive a paper credit balance check, make certain your mailing address is accurate and current with the University. Credit balance checks are never forwarded or mailed to international destinations or outside agencies.