The University of Louisville’s Office of Financial Aid staff is dedicated to providing students and their families with courteous and efficient financial services while complying with all federal, state and university policies. Our goal is to help you explore your options and make your academic goals more affordable.
We provide both walk-in and by appointment counseling to current and prospective students Monday through Friday. On Thursdays the office is closed until 12:30 p.m. except during peak processing time and orientations. We also provide assistance to both current and prospective students through our Call Center. Representatives are available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Representatives will answer general financial aid questions as well as some specific account inquiries. FERPA privacy restrictions may restrict us from answering some questions over the phone.
Early Request for Summer Federal Aid
We've made it easy for you to submit a request to have your summer federal aid eligibility evaluated. Just log in to ULink and click on "Early Request for Summer Federal Aid" in the Financial Aid section on the Student Services tab.
You must have a complete 2014-2015 financial aid file to have your eligibility reviewed, which includes a 2014-2015 FAFSA and all requested documentation.
If you submit the online request for summer federal aid before you finalize your summer enrollment, your awards may be delayed and may have to be adjusted.
The IRS Data Retrieval and other steps to be sure you have a completed FAFSA application
While completing the online FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) 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 2015-2016 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 http://louisville.edu/financialaid/verification/irs-data-retrieval 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.
Upcoming Important Dates
May 22nd: Last day to withdraw from Summer Term I
June 1st: Last day of classes for Summer Term I
June 2nd: Summer Term II & 10 Week Term classes begin
June 4th: Last day to add/drop for Summer Term II
June 5th: Last day to add/drop for Summer 10 Week Term
June 5th: First disbursement for Summer Term II
June 8th: First disbursement for Summer 10 Week Term
July 3rd: Office Closed
July 7th: Last day of classes for Summer Term II
July 8th: Summer Term III begin
July 10th: Last day to add/drop for Summer Term III
July 13th: First disbursement for Summer Term III
August 6th: Last day of Summer Federal Work Study
August 11th: Last day of classes for Summer Term III and Summer 10 Week Term