Financial Aid Options
College is a significant investment in your future. You have a number of options for financing your education, and we’re here to help you make sense of them. From grants to student loans to scholarships to Federal work-study, we offer more than $36 million in financial assistance to students annually.
FAFSA, officially known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form that prospective college students fill out to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study funds. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides more than $150 billion in student aid each year.
Your financial aid eligibility cannot be processed until after you’ve been accepted as a student to AUM, but we’re more than happy to help answer any questions you might have before then. If our financial aid FAQ doesn’t provide the answer, our staff will be happy to assist you if you have additional questions.
Financial Aid Application Process
Fill Out the
AUM has a priority deadline of March 1 each year. This means the Federal Processor must receive the FAFSA on or before March 1st. Please note that an electronic submission may take 2-5 business days to reach the Federal Processor. For priority consideration, you’ll want to file at least a week prior to March 1.
Apply for an
Create an FSA ID here. If you are a dependent student, your parents should also create an FSA ID as they will need to sign your FAFSA as well.
Collect income and asset information, federal tax returns, etc. for the year prior to the FAFSA award year. For example, if you are filling out the FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year, you will need information from your 2019 federal income tax return(s), W-2(s), etc.
You will also need to list AUM’s Title IV school code (008310) on the FAFSA to have your information released to this institution.
Complete your FAFSA online here. Make sure that you electronically sign your application with your FSA ID. If you are a dependent student, make sure that one of your parents signs with his or her FSA ID as well.
Check Your AUM
Email Account Often
Your AUM email account is the official mode of communication for the university. Be sure to check your email account on a regular basis. If additional information or documentation is needed once you have submitted your FAFSA, an email request will be sent to you.
An Aid Package
Will Be Awarded
The AUM Office of Financial Aid will create an award package and you will be notified of your eligibility. Your aid package will be based on the information provided on the FAFSA, as well as institutional information. An award information email will be sent once you have been awarded. Also, you may check your Webster account for your award information. Learn more about the awards process.