April 7, 2011

Spring 2011 Loan Deadline

The last day to apply for a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized, SELF, or
PLUS loan for spring semester is Monday, May 2nd, 2011.

February 14, 2011

Current SCAM Letter Being Sent to Students and Families

This is a copy of a scam letter being sent to students and families requesting money to be considered for need and merit-based scholarships and grants. Remember: the only form you need to fill out to be considered for state and federal aid is the FAFSA. Any group requesting money to be considered for financial aid is scamming you. Please let us know if you get other requests similar to this.
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December 2, 2010

Federal Loans for Fall 2010

The last day for UMM students to take out a federal loan for fall term only is Thursday, December 9th.

April 27, 2010

Scholarship Scam!

Remember, you should never have to pay money to be considered as a candidate for a scholarship. Any scholarship solicitations that request "processing fees" are scams.USA Scholarship scam-1_Page_1.jpg

April 13, 2010

May and Summer Session Financial Aid

Applying for May or Summer Session(s) Financial Aid

* The last day to apply for May or Summer financial aid is June 7th, 2010.
* To be eligible for May or Summer financial aid, students must be enrolled for all summer classes by June 16th, 2010.

Deadlines for 2009-2010 Loans and Student Employment

Student Loans
The last day to increase or apply for a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized, SELF, or PLUS loan for spring semester is Friday, April 30, 2010.

Student Employment
The last day to submit spring time sheets for student employment payroll is Friday, May 14th, 2010. If time sheets are turned in after May 14th, payment will not be processed through the student employment payroll. Students will need to deal directly with their employer to be paid from department funds. This may cause a delay in receiving a paycheck.

March 16, 2010

Financial Aid SCAM WARNING

It's that time of year again where students/families are targeted by companies trying to make money. There is a company out there called the College Financial Advisory that is contacting our students with the promise of finding them additional financial aid (Here is a copy of the letter that one of our students received).

Do not send this company any money!

The FAFSA is the only application necessary to receive financial aid here at Morris.

December 3, 2009

Deadline for Fall Loans

Hey folks,
The last day to apply for a Fall term only Federal Direct Loan, Parent
PLUS Loan, Perkins loan, or SELF Loan is Thursday, December 10th. If
you have questions or would like to apply for one of these loans, please
visit with a financial aid officer before the 10th.

September 8, 2009

Essential Deadline Dates

It's always important to be aware of the essential deadline dates at UMM
The "Essential deadline" for fall semester is Wednesday September 9, 2009
This is the date to:
- complete all drop/add activity for financial aid eligibility
- change... grading basis for courses,
- add or change hospital insurance information.
http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/registrar/canceladd.html

August 13, 2009

Fall Semester 2009

Fall semester is right around the corner! Welcome to all of our new freshman and transfer students and welcome back to all of our returning students. If you have not already done so, please check your financial aid status so that everything is in place for you at the start of the semester.
morris.umn.edu/onestop
See you soon!

July 2, 2009

Outside Scholarships

There are many outside scholarship foundations that contact UMM to encourage our students to apply for their awards. As a student, you should be checking our outside scholarship web page regularly to see what you might be eligible to apply for. http://www.morris.umn.edu/financialaid/outsidescholars.html

June 2, 2009

Deadlines for summer

Just a reminder if you are still thinking of attending summer school, there are deadlines!
http://www.morris.umn.edu/financialaid/summer.html

April 9, 2009

Deadline Dates for 2008-2009 Financial Aid

Hello students - Believe it or not I think the spring weather is finally on it's way! As the end of the semester approaches, there are a few financial aid deadlines and notices that you should be aware of...

Student Employment
The last day to submit your spring time sheets for student employment payroll is Friday, May 15th, 2009. If time sheets are turned in after May 15th, you will not be paid under the student employment payroll. You will need to deal directly with your employer to be paid from department funds. This may cause a delay in receiving your paycheck.

Student Loans
The last day to increase or apply for a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized, SELF, or PLUS loan for spring semester is Friday, May 1st, 2009.

Applying for May or Summer Session(s) Financial Aid
The last day to apply for May or Summer financial aid is June 5th, 2009. To be eligible for May or Summer financial aid, you must be enrolled for all summer classes by June 12, 2009.

Graduating students who have borrowed from federal loan programs should complete exit counseling before the end of spring semester.

March 19, 2009

You've got mail...

This is the time of year when we mail out estimated financial aid awards to our prospective fall semester freshmen and transfer students. We mailed out our first round of letters today. We will continue to do this on a weekly basis as we receive new FAFSA’s from students. If you are expecting an award from us (this means you are admitted to Morris and have submitted your FAFSA to Morris) but don’t have one, please contact us.

When you receive your award, look it over carefully to make sure you understand everything and that you can determine your estimated balance due. Contact the financial aid office right away if you have any questions or concerns. This is the time to ask questions and make sure that you understand what your out-of-pocket cost will be.

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February 27, 2009

When affordability gets tough…

It’s no secret that students are facing a growing challenge in paying for higher education. The cost of attendance continues to rise, and this year you may be more anxious than ever about how you will afford to pay your college expenses.

We encourage you to address college affordability through careful budgeting and reducing expenses whenever possible. Check into on-campus student employment or finding an off-campus job to help with your personal expenses. Search and apply for scholarships. Determine how much you can pay out-of-pocket and don’t forget that Morris has a payment plan available. If you have to borrow a loan, do your homework regarding the various loan programs in order to borrow wisely. Make a plan to graduate in four years; the extra time and money you'll spend on an additional year in college is serious. Not only will you pay another year's worth of tuition, textbook costs, campus fees and other education expenses, but you won't be earning money in your first job or getting started in graduate school.

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