Filing a FAFSA?

Our priority deadline for submitting a FAFSA to www.fafsa.gov is this Friday, Feb. 10.

Applying for financial aid is an important step in most college search processes. Parents often say that they won’t qualify for assistance. While the statement may be true, we won’t have an opportunity to review the possibilities if we don’t receive a FAFSA. UVM does award additional need based financial aid (grants, loans) who don’t qualify for Federal Pell grants but still have need. The FAFSA is our only application for financial aid.

You may want to check out online video tutorials about how to complete a FAFSA.

Here is the text of an email sent recently to applicants:

In order to be considered for all available sources of financial aid at UVM, submit the 2012 – 2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.gov by February 10, 2012, UVM’s priority financial aid deadline. If you have already submitted your FAFSA, thank you! We will receive your record from the Federal Processor shortly, and will then send you confirmation of receipt by mail.

If the necessary 2011 Federal Income Tax Returns will not be filed before February 10, please submit the FAFSA using estimated information. Once the tax returns are filed, return to http://www.fafsa.gov to make any necessary corrections using the IRS data retrieval tool. We will consider a FAFSA with estimated data as on-time, as long as it is submitted at http://www.fafsa.gov by February 10.

For students who meet the priority financial aid deadline and submit any additional requested information promptly, financial aid awards should be available in late March. Please submit additional information only if requested by Student Financial Services.

Filing the FAFSA online is the best way to provide us with information. It allows for quick updates and it has built in edits to reduce the chance on making any errors. The priority deadline is this Friday – be sure not to miss it!

Our financial aid staff are happy to help. Their contact information and customer service hours can be found on our website.

Please let us know how we can assist in this process to help make UVM affordable!

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