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    Financial Aid

    How to Apply for Aid

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    How to Apply for Aid

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    Although applying for financial aid may seem like a daunting task, with the help of the many resources provided at Ursuline College, we hope to alleviate the stress associated with completing the following steps. In addition to the provided FAQ and the how-to listed below, our financial aid counselors are available for one-on-one meetings with students and families, and our attentive Student Service Center staff is able to answer many questions about the FAFSA and application process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.



    Completing the FAFSA

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that is completed annually by students and their families used to calculate each student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is then used to determine the student financial need and federal and state aid eligibility.

    The FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available online beginning October 1, 2017.We recommend students and their families complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to have the best chance possible at receiving any funds that they are eligible for. Any student wishing to apply for financial aid should complete the FAFSA online, regardless of whether or not they think they will receive aid. In order to ensure Ursuline College will receive your results, please use our school code, 003134.

    Electronic FAFSA processing takes approximately one week. You will receive an electronic Student Aid Report (SAR) in response and the same results will be electronically sent to each college you listed on your application. If you are unable to complete the FAFSA online, you can request a paper FAFSA. Paper FAFSA’s are only available only by calling 1-800-433-3243.

    If you are a high school junior or senior and would like to have an estimated EFC before completing the actual FAFSA application, please go to:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate - remember the results are only an estimate of the Federal EFC that is calculated when you file the FAFSA form.




    Student and Parent FSA ID

    Students and at least one parent are required to use a Federal Student Aid (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.


    Ursuline College Supplemental Application

    Returning students should also complete the Ursuline College Supplemental Application. This can now be completed on-line through Net Partner. This supplemental application updates the financial aid office on any changes in your major or expected graduation date as well as how many credit hours you plan to take in the coming year. 


    Applying for State Aid

    Ohio residents do not need to complete a separate application for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG). Information is sent to Ohio HigherEd upon completion of the FAFSA. The state organization does have a deadline of October 1st – your FAFSA application must be received by then in order to be considered for state funds. For example, a 2017-2018 FAFSA must be submitted by October 1st, 2017 in order to meet the eligibility requirement for the 17-18 school year. If you complete the FAFSA early each year, you should not have to worry about this deadline.