New Students - Are you reviewing award letters?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has created a Financial Aid Comparision Shopper website to help students understand financial aid awards from different colleges and universities.  This is also a great site to get "plain-language answers to your questions about credit cards, mortgages, credit scores, and more".  Find it at

Spring Disbursements

Financial Aid is set to disburse January 4, 2012.  Please note that your file must be complete in order for your aid to pay into your account.  Good luck Spring Semester!

Student Loan Debt Relief Coming...

MSN reports on Obama's new plan that will be unveiled tomorrow. 

Today is Financial Aid Professional's Day!

Yes, they really do have a day for everything...October 19 is Financial Aid Professional's Day!  Have you thanked your financial aid officer today?
"The super committee will evaluate Obama's plan, as it attempts to find a way to cut $1.5 trillion in spending. The White House and Congressional committees have until Oct. 14 to present their proposals to the committee, and the super committee has until Thanksgiving to produce a plan. If lawmakers fail to reach a final agreement by Dec. 23, cuts will take place automatically across all government agencies."   (NASFAA, September 2011)   Click here for more info.

Fall Financial Facts Game!

The winner of Week 3 was Angela Bartholomew and winner of Week 4 is Amanda Reineke!  You may pick up your $25 gift card to the UMC Bookstore in the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.  Thank you for playing! 

Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th

In 2005, Congress passed legislation "requiring each educational institution that receives federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution."


Visit for an interactive experience with this fascinating document. 

Week 2 Winner of Fall Financial Facts!

Congratulations Kayla Klehr - You were selected as the winner of a $25 gift card to the UMC Bookstore!  Watch for next week's question on Monday.


Don't miss billing emails...

Parents and guests: Do we have your primary email address on file? If not, you may be missing important notices about student bills.

The first payment is due September 15th. 

Financial Facts Winner for Week 1!

Congrats to Tanner Jensen who received a $25 gift card to the UMC Bookstore!  Thanks for playing and watch for our Week 2 Question next!