When selected for Verification, you will receive an email from the financial aid office providing the verification worksheet with instructions and information on any additional documents required to complete this process. Our office uses the email that was provided on your FAFSA.
You will need to login into the FAFSA using your FSA ID at www.fafsa.gov. Once you’ve successfully login select the School Selection tab to add another school. Be sure to submit your changes before login out. If you don’t submit the changes they will not be saved.
All financial aid students at UM must be accepted for admission before your financial aid award will be processed. If you haven’t applied to UM, you can do so online. If you have been admitted or readmitted to UM but haven’t heard from the Financial Aid Office, you should check your mailing address with the University.
If you cannot answer YES to any question in the “Step Three” section of the FAFSA, you MUST include parent information. Parent information is required in these cases because the federal government has decided paying for the cost of education is the responsibility of the student and the student’s parents until the student can answer YES to any one question in “Step Three.” If unusual circumstances exist, you may want to check with the financial aid office before submitting your FAFSA.
You can obtain a copy of your tax transcript at www.irs.gov. From that site, in the Online Services section of the homepage click “Order a Tax Return or Account Transcript.” Next, click “Order a RETURN Transcript” and follow the instructions through the process. If successfully validated, you should receive your request within 5 to 10 days.
It may take 3-4 weeks after you complete your file at UMobile before you’ll find out what aid you’re eligible to receive. Ensure the fastest processing time by turning in all requested information as soon as possible.
You must contact Selective Service System at www.sss.gov or 1.847.688.6888 to verify your registration. If it is determined you haven’t yet registered and you are between the ages of 18 and 25 you must do so. If you are not registered and you are over 26 years of age, you need to request a status letter from Selective Service System and provide a copy of that to our office.
Your marital status for financial aid purposes is determined on the day you applied for financial aid. So, if you included parent information on your application, their information will be included for that aid year.
First complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Follow instructions on getting a FSA ID. Be sure to include UM’s school code 001029. The application process will take about 45 minutes so be sure to allow time to carefully and completely provide all information requested.
To be eligible for Federal Student Financial Aid, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
Be accepted for admission and admitted to an eligible degree-seeking or certificate-seeking program.
Be enrolled for at least the minimum course load required for the requested aid program. All loan programs (including alternative loans) require an enrollment of at least halftime. Audit classes do not count.
Meet and maintain all requirements under the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Not be in default on a prior student loan or owe a repayment on any TItle IV aid.
Be registered for Selective Service if you are a male at least 18 years old who was born after January 1, 1979.
You must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to keep your aid. If you fail to make SAP you will first be placed on Financial Aid Probation for one semester and will still be allowed to receive aid. If you fail to make SAP after the probation semester, you will then be placed on Financial Aid Suspension and will not be allowed to receive any financial aid. You will be notified at the end of each semester if you should fail any component of SAP. Academic counseling is available to all students. For more detailed information, please see the section in the University of Mobile Catalog titled Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid.
The priority deadline is May 1, but you can apply for financial aid anytime during the current school year as long as the school receives a valid FAFSA from the Department of Education before or within the current school year. However, some funding is limited and/or may not be available when your award is finalized.
You will need to submit your Verification documents to the Financial Aid Office. You can efax these documents to email@example.com. To ensure all of your documents are processed, please include your ID number on every page of every document
The U.S. Department of Education has established new regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan Program by identifying students with unusual enrollment histories. Some students who have an unusual enrollment history (UEH) have legitimate reasons for their enrollment at multiple institutions. However, such an enrollment history requires our office to review your file in order to determine future federal financial aid eligibility. If selected by the Department of Education (via the FAFSA), this must be resolved before you will receive financial aid.
What are you required to do?
If you are selected, our office will notify you of what is required. We will check your financial aid history at your previous institutions that you attended during the previous three years. You are required to have received academic credit at any institution you received Federal aid while attending in those relevant academic years.