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Welcome to Enrollment Services We offer one-stop service for the administration of Financial Aid and Registrar services Hours of Operation Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except on official holidays). 1.206 Ashbel Smith (Old Red). APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID AT UTMB - GALVESTON.

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WelcometoEnrollment Services

We offer one-stop servicefor the administration ofFinancial Aid and Registrar services

Hours of Operation Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except on official holidays)

1.206 Ashbel Smith (Old Red)


APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID AT UTMB - GALVESTON

  • STEP 1: Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • STEP 2: Processing of Information from Department of Education to UTMB

  • STEP 3: Package Student

  • STEP 4: Award Letter

  • STEP 5: Disbursement of Funds


STEP 1: FILL OUT FAFSA

  • Fill out FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • UTMB – Galveston School Code: 013976

  • Must have prior year’s tax return

    • If filling out 05-06 application must use 04 tax returns (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006)

    • If filling out 06-07 application must use 05 tax returns (Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Summer 2007)

  • PRIORITY DEADLINE: March 31 of every year


PARENTAL INFORMATION

Institutional

“need-based”

Grants & Scholarships

  • Must provide, on the FAFSA, parents’ information

    • If parental information is provided notification is sent from UTMB to the student indicating the next step(s) require.

  • For consideration, every student is looked at as a DEPENDENT STUDENT regardless of dependency status

    ***ONLY WAY TO DETERMINE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUDENTS WHOSE FAMILIES CAN CONTRIBUTE IF THEY WANT TO AND THOSE WHOSE CANNOT EVEN IF THEY WANT TO***


PARENTAL INFORMATION Cont.

REMEMBER

  • Parent information for independent students is ONLY required to be considered for the institutional (UTMB) need-based grants and scholarships.

  • Students will still be awarded according to Federal Regulations and their independent status.


OH NO…I FORGOT! NOW WHAT DO I DO?


LAST MINUTE PROCESSING

  • Renewal FAFSA and FAFSA (paper or web-based applications) must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, June 30 of every year.


STEP 2: PROCESSING OF INFORMATION

  • Information is sent to UTMB from the Department of Education

  • UTMB sends email to student asking them to fill out the UTMB Application for Financial Aid


UTMB APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID

Helps us build students’ COA (Cost Of Attendance)

  • Students’ COA includes:

    • Tuition & Fees

    • Books

    • Living Expenses

      • Three budgets to choose from: low, medium, high

    • “Other Expenses” as determined by the school


STEP 3: PACKAGING

  • Student is packaged based on COA

    • Loans (Federal, State and Private)

    • Grants (Federal, State and Institutional)

    • Scholarships (Institutional, Need Based, Academic, Competitive, Outside-www.fastweb.com)

    • Federal Work Study (FWS)

    • Tuition Exemption (Hinson Hazlewood, 3rd Party Pay, etc.)


STEP 4: AWARD LETTER

FINALLY, WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR


STEP 4: AWARD LETTER cont.

  • UTMB sends email to student indicating there is an award letter to review

  • Student has opportunity to:

    • Accept

    • Decline

    • Manipulate


STEP 5: $$$ DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS $$$

  • Funds are sent to UTMB

  • UTMB disburses funds to students

    • Direct Deposit (ACH) – forms available at Bursar’s Office, 2nd Floor of the Administration Building

      • Should sign up for this 2 to 3 weeks prior to first class day or 2 to 3 weeks prior to first disbursement

    • Via “Snail Mail” USPS

      • Not recommended


BUDGETING: Less Is More

  • Room & Board

  • Tuition & Fees

  • Books & Supplies

  • Food

  • Clothes

  • Toiletries

  • Car Maintenance

  • Emergencies


BUDGETING cont.

  • Do not have to take all up-front

  • Can always come back and ask for more…up to your full cost of attendance

  • REMEMBER: You Will Be Responsible For Paying Your Loans Back


ENROLLMENT SERVICES SPECIALISTS

Bronwyn Thibodeaux

Jay Cromie

Lori Kocian

Anthony Berry

409-772-1215


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