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.
Scholarship Appeal, Cardinal Covenant Appeal, and Reinstatement Form Now Available
Students who do not maintain the scholarship requirements have an opportunity to appeal.
Students who have previously lost a scholarship due to not meeting eligibility requirements may qualify for scholarship reinstatement. Students who regain eligibility by the end of the spring term can fill out a reinstatement form.
Students who do not maintain the Cardinal Covenant requirements have an opportunity to appeal.
Both the Scholarship Appeal and the Reinstatement Form must be submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office by June 1st. Please keep in mind, June 1st, 2015 is a Saturday so please plan ahead to ensure your information is our office by the end of office hours the day prior.
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
April 22nd: Last day of spring classes for undergraduates and graduates
Early May: Evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) begins
May 10th: Commencement
May 11th: Summer Term I classes begin
May 12th: Last day to add/drop for Summer Term I
May 22nd: Last day to withdraw from Summer Term I
June 1st: Last day of classes for Summer Term I