DEPT PORTAL | SFAO PORTAL

University of Louisville’s response to COVID-19

University of Louisville’s campuses remain open, and the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is still actively serving the UofL community, though the majority of the SFAO staff will be following the recommended guidelines of working remotely.  

Email

Financial aid inquiries can be emailed to finaid@louisville.edu.  Emailing is the recommended method at this time to address questions; multiple staff members are monitoring our email service account.  To enable us to provide the best service possible, students with access to university email should use their university email account when emailing the Student Financial Aid Office whenever possible to do so. Be sure to include a student ID number. 

 Phone

The Student Financial Aid Office has mobilized our call center for remote access to meet the needs of students that would like to talk to a financial aid counselor during business hours.  Contact us at 502-852-5511 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 Office

The University has issued guidance recommending students who are able to do so to please stay away from campus.  Students and all University visitors should follow the guidance provided by the University and CDC regarding limiting interactions with others.  The SFAO is open by appointment. Email us at finaid@louisville.edu or call 502-852-5511 to schedule an appointment.

Do you have questions about Financial Aid and COVID-19? A Financial Aid COVID-19 FAQ is availabe for your reference.


Summer 2020 Financial Aid

 To be evaluated for federal aid priority processing, after you have finalized your summer enrollment, you may complete the Early Request for Summer Federal Aid via ULink. Under the ‘Student Services’ tab, click on ‘Early Request for Summer Federal Aid’. 

Do not complete the request until you have finalized your summer enrollment.  In order to request an early review of your summer federal aid eligibility, you must have an official 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with our office, not be waitlisted in any summer course, and currently meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  If required, all verification forms and requested documents must also be completed.

Refer to the Summer Financial Aid Information Page and Summer Financial Aid FAQ for detailed information.


Complete the FAFSA

What Year FAFSA and When?

Effective October 1, the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available and may be filed using 2018 income and tax data.

The following table summarizes the application dates

School Year/Semesters of Attendance

    FAFSA Submission Window

    Required Tax and Income information

Fall 2019,Spring 2020 and Summer 2020

    October 1,2018–June 30,2020

    2017

Fall 2020,Spring 2021 and Summer 2021

    October 1,2019–June 30,2021

    2018

Please set a reminder for yourself!  Look for future reminders from the Student Financial Aid Office, but most importantly, do not forget to file the FAFSA for the upcoming aid year on or as close to October 1st as possible to maximize your potential award eligibility.

Step-by-step FAFSA guidance is available.


First-Time Direct Loan Borrower at UofL

For student Direct Loans to disburse in a timely manner, it is critical students complete all required steps if interested in borrowing the loan funds. For loans, this includes loan acceptance in ULink and completing the Master Promissory Note(s) and Entrance Counseling with the Department of Education.

Complete Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note at studentloans.gov.


 myStudentAid App

The Department of Education has launched a new mobile app called myStudentAid.

The app allows students or parents to securely fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) entirely from their mobile device. Previously, the FAFSA.gov website had limitation when being accessed from a mobile device and the full function of the site could only be utilized from a desktop computer. So the Department of Education Federal Student Aid office developed the app to provide mobile options to access financial aid.

Image - myStudentAid App

In addition to submitting a new FAFSA, students can also:

  • Correct a previously filed FAFSA
  • Renew an old FAFSA application
  • Edit or manage an FSA ID
  • Check federal loan and financial aid history

The myStudentAid Mobile App is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android


Financial Aid and Degree Requirements

If you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not count toward your degree requirements, the course(s) cannot be used to determine your enrollment status for federal financial aid and state need-based aid purposes. This means you cannot receive federal financial aid and state need-based aid for any course that does not count toward your degree requirements.

If it is determined you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not meet your degree requirements, your aid will be reviewed and any necessary adjustments will be made. You will be responsible for settling any potential outstanding balance created.

If you are aware you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not meet your degree requirements, please notify our office as soon as possible.


 Upcoming Important Dates

March 31st - April 8th

 

Previous Important Dates

  • April 1: Spring SAP Appeal deadline