FINANCIAL AID OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
September 17, 2016 is
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day! (Click here for more information about Constitution Day)
Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine
brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in
the U.S. On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional
Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.
Constitution Day is an
opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the Constitution, with
its short elegant language and it’s far reaching ramifications that have both
shaped our history and our lives. UMES Office of Financial Aid urges all to
take a close look at the invaluable resources assembled on our Constitution Day
UMES students can play the UMES Bill of Rights game to be entered into
drawing for a chance to win a
UMES Book Scholarship.
Instructions to play the Bill of Rights Game and
enter the drawing:
students can select the “Constitution Day” link located on the main financial
aid page and then scroll down to the “The Bill of Rights” section to enter the
“Bill of Rights Game”. Once you have
completed the game please print out the confirmation sheet (The Bill of Rights)
and sign your name (please included your UMES Student ID#) along with the date. Please submit your signed confirmation sheet
(make sure you include your UMES student ID#) to the Office of Financial Aid no
later than Friday September 23, 2016. Contest
winners will be notified through the UMES e-mail as well as UMES News.
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.