Important Announcements

The 2015-2016 FAFSA is now available. File as soon as possible!

Students should file their 2015-2016 FAFSA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to be considered for limited state funding. It is acceptable to submit the application using your best estimate of 2014 income information. This could mean prior year taxes or December paycheck stubs to approximate the income information questions on the 2015-2016 FAFSA. Once your taxes have been filed, you can correct any income or tax information that is different from what was initially estimated on the submitted FAFSA.

Federal Work Study Funds Available

Interested students may stop by the Student Financial Aid Office to submit Federal Work Study Award requests. Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis until the funding is exhausted.

Scholarship Application Available - Deadline to Apply March 15

Students can apply for scholarships managed by the Student Financial Aid Office by completing the online application.  You can see a list of scholarship descriptions and find the application HERE.

The IRS Data Retrieval and other steps to be sure you have a completed FAFSA application

While completing the online FAFSA ( many individuals may have used estimated information.  If you have now completed a Federal income tax return you are asked to log back into your FAFSA application and update your information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.  The IRS Data Retrieval Tool automatically imports official IRS tax information on your 2014-2015 FAFSA and should be available within 1-2 weeks of filing your taxes electronically or within 6-8 weeks if you filed a paper return.

Consider reviewing the following website for step by step instructions of how complete the IRS Data Retrieval.

In some cases the U.S. Department of Education requires the university to collect additional information from a student. Students may be selected for a process called “verification” or the university may need to resolve conflicting information reported on the FAFSA.  In most cases, the requested documents will be available on your ULink To Do List.   Complete and submit these requested forms as soon as possible so that the university can review your eligibility for financial aid.

Important Dates

January 1st, 2015: Continuing Student Scholarship application available via ULink

January 1st, 2015: 2015-2016 FAFSA will be available

January 5th, 2015: First spring 2015 disbursement

January 7th, 2015: Spring classes begin

January 19th, 2015: Office closed (MLK, Jr. Day)

January 20th, 2015: Resume normal business hours of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the office and call center (502-852-5511) is open from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.