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Information about how to apply for financial aid.

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Information about when to apply for financial aid.

For Students and Parents 2015-2016

(Note: The Renewal FAFSA can be completed on the website, http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ with your and your parent's FSA User ID, which can be obtained at: www.fafsa.ed.gov.)

December 2014

  • Plan to submit your "Renewal" FAFSA and obtain your PIN number(s) - file after January 1, 2015
  • Obtain FSA User ID at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Look for outside scholarships on UNOH Web site and other sources, and get ready to apply for them
  • Winter Quarter College of Business tuition & fees are due January 5, 2015
  • January Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due January 5, 2015
  • HO HO HO…Merry Christmas!

January 2015

  • Hope you have a Happy New Year!
  • Verify and note all financial aid deadlines
  • Request an IRS Federal Income Tax Transcript - both students and parents in case your application is selected for verification. This is not the tax return you filed, rather it is a tax return transcript that must be ordered from the IRS (not a tax account transcript).
  • February Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due February 17, 2015
  • Try to stay warm while watching the Super bowl

February 2015

  • Verify and note all financial aid deadlines
  • Complete and mail or transmit Renewal FASFA with actual 2014 data
  • Make copies of applications and tax transcripts - both students and parents
  • March Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due April 1, 2015
  • Send your valentine a card

March 2015

  • Be sure to meet all financial aid deadlines
  • Did you complete and transmit the Renewal FAFSA?
  • Review and respond to all aid notices received
  • Respond to any documentation requests
  • Spring Quarter College of Business tuition & fees are due April 7, 2015
  • Don't forget to wear GREEN

April 2015

  • If you're selected for verification (30% are automatically selected), add another 4 to 6 weeks to the process time
    NOTE: Awards cannot be processed until all verification forms are submitted and the process is completed
  • Respond to any documentation requests
  • Review and respond to all aid notices received
  • Check Mail & E-mail for SAR - Verify the accuracy of the information
  • Complete necessary Federal Direct Student, Federal Direct PLUS and/or private loan applications and submit them
  • May Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due May 11, 2015
  • Don't be fooled by the April fool - Stay on top of Financial Aid

May 2015

  • If you're selected for verification (30% are automatically selected), add another 4 to 6 weeks to the process time
    NOTE: Awards cannot be processed until all verification forms are submitted and the process is completed
  • New students to the University of Northwestern Ohio should be sure to have their official High School transcript sent to the university by their High School counselor.
  • Respond to any documentation requests
  • Review and respond to all aid notices received
  • Make sure appropriate Student/Parent Loan Application(s) - have been submitted
  • Check Mail & E-mail for SAR - Verify the accuracy of the information
  • June Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due June 29, 2015
  • Attend Graduation

June 2015

  • Respond to financial aid documentation requests
  • If you're selected for verification (30% are automatically selected), add another 4 to 6 weeks to the process time
    NOTE: Awards cannot be processed until all verification forms are submitted and the process is completed
  • Review and respond to all aid notices received
  • Check Mail & E-mail for SAR - Verify the accuracy of the information
  • Did you submit appropriate Student/Parent Loan Application(s) with your Award Notice? -If you've not filed the Renewal FAFSA by now you are late
  • Summer Quarter College of Business tuition & fees are due July 6, 2015

July 2015

  • Continue watching for financial aid notices
  • Don't forget to respond to all financial aid requests
  • Check Mail & E-mail for SAR - Verify the accuracy of the information
  • Did you submit appropriate Student/Parent Loan Application(s) with your Award Notice?
  • Contact lender to find out if Student/Parent Loan(s) are ready for disbursement
  • If you've not filed the Renewal FAFSA by now you are really getting late
  • August Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due August 24, 2015
  • Celebrate the 4th of July!

August 2015

  • Contact Federal Direct Student/Direct PLUS and Private lender for disbursement date
  • If FAFSA is not received by now you had better contact the Cashier's Office!
  • Check Mail & E-mail for SAR - Verify the accuracy of the information
  • Did you submit appropriate Student/Parent Loan Application(s) with your Award Notice?
  • Go ahead and attend the local County Fairs

September 2015

  • Don't forget to clean your room in case your parents visit
  • Contact Federal Direct Student/Direct PLUS and Private lender for disbursement date
  • If FAFSA is not received by now you had better contact the Cashier's Office, too!
  • Did you submit appropriate Student/Parent Loan Application(s) with your Award Notice?
  • Fall Quarter College of Business tuition & fees are due September 14, 2015
  • October Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due October 5, 2015
  • Study hard - Renewal FAFSA will start again in January

October 2015

  • It's getting colder out
  • Contact Federal Direct Student/Direct PLUS and Private lender for disbursement date
  • Check Mail & E-mail for SAR - Verify the accuracy of the information
  • Did you submit appropriate Student/Parent Loan Application(s) with your Award Notice?
  • Continue to Study hard - Renewal FAFSA will start again in January
  • Happy Halloween!

November 2015

  • Check Mail & E-mail for SAR - Verify the accuracy of the information
  • Did you submit appropriate Student/Parent Loan Application(s) with your Award Notice?
  • Start to look for outside scholarships on UNOH Web site
  • November Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due November 16, 2015
  • Almost time to start the Renewal FAFSA process again
  • Happy Thanksgiving - Let's eat some turkey!

December 2015

  • Plan to submit "Renewal" FAFSA and PIN - file after January 1, 2016
  • Obtain FSA User ID at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Look for outside scholarships on UNOH Web site and get ready to apply for them
  • Winter Quarter College of Business tuition & fees are due January 4, 2016
  • January Session College of Technology tuition & fees are due January 4, 2016
  • HO HO HO…Merry Christmas!