Step 4: Award Notification

Once your financial aid file is complete and you are admitted to UofL, our office will review your eligibility for all federal student aid programs. Each year, award notifications for first-time freshmen are scheduled to be mailed in November. Continuing students are scheduled to receive award notification by e-mail in June. Scholarship award letters are sent earlier depending on the program. If you need a federal award estimate, use the FAFSA4caster. High school seniors can get an estimate of their costs and financial aid available by using our net price calculator.

We award students based on full-time enrollment (12 credit hours a semester for undergraduates and 9 credit hours for graduate/professionals). If you are not full-time on the census date, your aid will be adjusted based on your enrolled hours. Graduate/professional students must be enrolled at least 4.5 hours to process a Federal Direct Loan.

Your award notification will direct you to your ULink account to review, accept, reduce, or decline your financial aid awards. Grant and scholarship aid does not require your acceptance. If you wish to reduce or cancel a grant or scholarship, you must contact our office.

Once you have accepted any of your offered aid, such as loans or work study funds, you can no longer make adjustments to the aid on ULink. You must contact our office and we will review your account to see if adjustments can be made at that point in time. If we determine adjustments can be made, we will provide you with the necessary steps for completing the adjustments. 

We have developed some ULink Financial Aid Tutorials for your assistance.


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