Is Your Deadline Approaching? Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

So you’ve submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and now you think it’s time to kick up your heels and enjoy summer break? Put your beach plans on hold until you’ve confirmed that your financial aid file is complete. A lot of deadlines are approaching, so make sure you don’t lose out on any financial aid opportunities available.

Don’t Let an Incomplete Financial Aid File Sink Your Ship
Nothing to do on that rainy day? Make sure your financial aid file is complete:

  • Outstanding Documents – Friday, August 1, 2014 – We know you’re getting our mailers, emails, and voicemails! Stop procrastinating and submit your documents.

  • Appeals – Friday, August 1, 2014 – Students interested in submitting appeals to reinstate or increase financial aid eligibility must submit all documentation in order to be reviewed prior to the start of classes.

  • Outstanding Federal Work Study Documents – Tuesday, September 1, 2014 – Work study students are not allowed to work until all Federal Work Study documents are submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

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Check that you have completed the following items so that you don’t get sunburned when you try to move in:

  • Payment Plan – Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (for four-month payment plans) and Saturday, August 16, 2014 (for three-month payment plans) – Enroll early and spend less time stressing and more time sunning.

  • Alternative Financing – Friday, August 1, 2014 – PLUS and private loan applications should be finalized with the lenders to ensure all balances are covered prior to classes starting.

  • Waiving Insurance – Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – If you are planning on waiving your insurance, and don’t want to pay for it, make sure you’ve submitted your waiver before move in starts. Otherwise, it will be a reimbursement.

  • Scholarships – Rolling Deadline – Check the Alternative Financing Page on the Financial Aid section of the myAlbertus Portal for scholarship opportunities. Be mindful of the submission deadlines and notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside scholarships that are being received.Blog - FA Counselor Sign

Want to confirm you’re ready to kick back and relax? Stop in or call anytime. We’re here to help point your raft in the right direction!

Location: Aquinas Hall, Room 107
Hours: Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Phone: (203) 773-8508
Fax: (203) 773-8972
Email: financial_aid@albertus.edu

 

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