How to Apply for Financial Aid
We at UMMC recognize the importance of a quality education. The UMMC Office of Student Financial Services is dedicated to providing a way for you to achieve your higher education goals. Help us to help you by following these simple steps in applying for aid. You should complete the required forms as early as possible to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of aid for which you are eligible.
Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID
Complete the FAFSA
The FAFSA should be completed online each year beginning in October using the prior-prior years tax return and income information. Follow the instructions on the FAFSA form and review your answers. You may check the status of the application at 1-800-4FED-AID. Our office receives these results electronically. SCHOOL CODE: 004688
Loan Entrance Counseling
The student must complete Loan Entrance Counseling Online at studentaid.gov .
Thirty percent of all aid applicants are selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education and verified by our office through review of tax documents. This is to ensure that your FAFSA was completed correctly. Your SAR will tell you if you have been selected. We will send a request for copies of student's (parent/spouse, if applicable) tax transcript and a Verification Worksheet. Provide requested documents as soon as possible. If not provided within 60 days of the request, your file will be marked inactive and no award will be made.
Our office will make corrections to your SAR, if necessary, as a result of verification. You will be notified by the Federal Processor and/or our office either with a corrected SAR or a revised Award Letter. This process will result in a 2-3 week delay. A FAFSA that is completed correctly will not require corrections.
If you stated that you WILL NOT FILE a federal income tax return on your FAFSA. We are required to collect additional information to confirm that you indeed did NOT file a federal income tax return for the corresponding tax year. Complete and return this form with the required documents attached. If you do not complete the verification process, you forfeit federal student aid eligibility, including student loans. We strongly recommend you submit all documents within 14 days of receipt of the verification notice. An official IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter must be submitted to our office, which you can obtain at www.irs.gov, by calling the IRS at 800-908-9946 or by filing Form 4506-T check box 7.