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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
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
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
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
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.



Last minute processing
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
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
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
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
STEP 4: AWARD LETTER

FINALLY, WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR


Step 4 award letter cont
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
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
BUDGETING: Less Is More

  • Room & Board

  • Tuition & Fees

  • Books & Supplies

  • Food

  • Clothes

  • Toiletries

  • Car Maintenance

  • Emergencies


Budgeting cont
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
ENROLLMENT SERVICES SPECIALISTS

Bronwyn Thibodeaux

Jay Cromie

Lori Kocian

Anthony Berry

409-772-1215


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