Questions and answers related to scholarships, paying for college, verification, and more are provided below. If you have additional questions, contact 440 646 8309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first step in applying for federal and state financial aid is to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Ursuline’s FAFSA code is 003134.
Federal regulations require that all students submit a new FAFSA every year. The main reason is to verify that your eligibility for need-based aid has not changed.
Yes, we have a 5-month payment plan. There is a $25 fee per semester to sign up for the payment plan. This fee protects you from accruing any late charges on your outstanding balance over the course of the semester.
The process used to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA is accurate. The federal processor randomly selects 1 out of 3 (30%) of submitted FAFSAs for Verification. Also, Ursuline College may select students for Verification, if we find conflicting information. Make sure that your information is complete and consistent.
You can qualify for Work Study simply by indicating on your FAFSA that you are interested in it. If you are not awarded Work Study initially and are interested in working on campus through the Work Study program, please contact the Student Service Center.
No, you can submit the FAFSA any time after October 1st, even if you are not admitted yet. However, the financial aid office will not award you until you are admitted to the college.
In some cases, yes:
There are many different options for payment when your financial aid does not cover the cost of your tuition, fees, and room and board (if applicable). We recommend scheduling a call with a financial aid counselor to discuss your concerns.
A Tax Return Transcript is a print-out of you processed tax information generated by the IRS. If you are selected for Verification and you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you will be required to submit a Tax Return Transcript. To obtain a transcript click here.
If you have a credit balance on your account at the start of the semester and you do not plan on making any changes to your schedule for the current semester, you can receive funds for books beginning 10 days prior to the start of the semester.
A Book Voucher can be issued from the Student Service Center for you to use that day in the bookstore on campus. The amount of funds in which you do not use will be credited back to your account. The bookstore will only charge you for the amount you actually spend.
Once your application has been processed, you can correct your FAFSA online (Making corrections online is the easiest and fastest option.) You can make changes in one of the following ways:
If you can answer ”yes” to ANY of the following questions, you are considered an independent student on the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and you generally will not need to provide your parents’ information.
However, if you can answer ”no” to ALL of the following questions, you are considered a dependent student and must provide parental information on your FAFSA:
If you have a special circumstance that prevents you from providing parental information, you may still be able to submit your FAFSA. However, your FAFSA will be considered incomplete. You must contact the financial office at your college and provide them with documentation to verify your situation.
Yes, summer semester courses do count toward your credits per year requirement for scholarships.
Students and at least one parent are required to use an FSA ID Username and Password to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. You must first obtain this FSA ID Username and Password in order to electronically sign the FAFSA. You can apply by clicking the icon at the top of the FAFSA on the Web page or directly by clicking here.
Your FSA ID will not only give you access to your FAFSA information, but it will also allow you to make corrections on your application, sign student loan promissory notes, and view your federal loan history. Remember that the parent who will be signing the FAFSA and the student need to apply for an FSA ID and use them to electronically sign the FAFSA on the Web.
Yes, your academic scholarship will be reinstated if you raise your GPA. We will also put it back up to the full amount if you take 30 credits again.
Each scholarship has a specific set of requirements students are expected to meet in order to maintain the scholarship. However, some students may encounter a situation in which they do not meet the outlined requirements. For the following example, we will use a scholarship that requires students to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and take at least 30 credit hours each academic year.
If you take less than 30 credit hours, Ursuline College will not revoke your scholarship completely unless you are not meeting GPA eligibility or any other specific scholarship requirements. If you take less than 30 credit hours, we will prorate the scholarship to match the credit hours you are registered for.
If your cumulative GPA drops below a 3.0, we will prorate your scholarship based on your GPA until it goes below a 2.4.