FINANCIAL AID OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
APRIL IS FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH! (click to view flyer)
Come out and learn more about how to handle your financial business - now and in the future!
"In Debt We Trust" - Movie - Thursday, April 21st in the SSC Theatre - 11am
"Increasing Your Financial Literacy" - presenter from PNC - Tuesday, April 26th in the SSC Multipurpose Room - 11am
SUMMER 2016 LOAN REQUEST FORMS AVAILABLE
(click for Information and Loan Request Form)
Summer Loan Request Forms will be available from April 18th to July 31st. Please click the link above for further information.
2016-2017 FAFSA IS AVAILABLE
The Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 FAFSA is currently available for completion. Please remember that if 2015 tax returns have not been completed, you may complete your FAFSA using 2014 tax information as estimated income.
2016-2017 FAFSA VERIFICATION
Our office has begun processing/loading the 2016-2017 FAFSA's. Student's who have been
selected for a process called "verification" will need to provide
additional documents to our office before financial aid eligibility can
be determined. These items will be listed on the student's "To Do" list
on their HawkWeb Student Center. Students and their parents can now download any requested 2016-2017 verification forms. Students will also receive a mailed letter to their home address with all items required. Please carefully review all items requested and return
those items to our office as soon as possible. Delay in returning all
documents may effect your awards, and you must have all items turned in
before we begin the review/packaging process for your awards. It is also
a good idea for students to go onto the FAFSA website (www.fafsa.gov)
and review their application status- making sure that it shows that the
FAFSA was "processed". If you have a unique circumstance, please
contact the office to review your FAFSA results and to determine if any
other specific documents are needed. Students can update their/their parents income information by selecting
to make a correction once 2015 tax returns have been filed. Click HERE to read more about the 2016-2017 FAFSA application process and deadlines.
Office of Student Financial Aid
Student Development Center, Suite 1100
Princess Anne, MD 21853
We are excited that you have chosen to further your education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The University is particularly sensitive to the financial needs of its student body. Operating on the premise that no student should be denied an education solely because of a lack of financial resources, the University's Office of Student Financial Aid renders assistance to as many students as possible in the form of employment, scholarships, University endowed scholarships, grants and student loans. Qualifying students may receive funds from one or more of the programs administered by the University and funded from federal, state, and institutional sources.
To be considered for financial aid, students should apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early in the year as possible, since financial aid is generally awarded on the basis of need and in the order of application. The federal school code for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is 002106.
Submit a Help Request
You can use the UMES Help Desk system to submit a Financial Aid help request. Go to help.umes.edu and be sure to use 'Enrollment Services -> Financial Aid' as the request type.