Welcome to the USU's Financial Aid website. All the information you need for applying for grants, loans, and scholarships can be found here. Please take a few moments to review the information on the sidebar as well as the following topics:
Checking On Your 2013-2014
Financial Aid Application
We send out financial aid offers or other instructions to fully admitted students by email generally one week after submitting the FASFA.
More information about your status can be reviewed on MyUSU - after you login, click on the Banner button, click on the "Financial Aid (FAFSA) Menu" and click on the "To-Do List."
USU has chosen to partner with BorrowWisely as part of our default prevention strategy. USU students in loan repayment may be contacted by this agency if they get behind on their student loans payments. If a student defaults on a federal loan, the consequences can be costly and difficult to repair. BorrowWisely will advise and guide USU students through making payment or other arrangments to avoid default.
Financial Aid Comes with Strings Attached
To keep your aid, you must meet minimum GPA and course completion standards. Please review USU's Financial Aid's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Financial Aid and Academic Participation
All students receiving financial aid are expected to participate in their courses, pass them, and graduate. Students who withdraw from or fail courses are required to document participation to avoid repaying their financial aid. Please note, students who withdraw from or fail all their classes may still have to return a portion of their financial aid even if they document participation.
Your Right to Privacy
To protect your right to privacy, we use your SecurityPhrase to verify your identity when you call us. Please take a moment to create your SecurityPhrase. Because email isn't secure, we can only answer general questions by email.
Getting tax transcripts from the IRS
Starting 2012-2013, federal regulations no longer allow students to provide a copy of their IRS 1040 forms if they are selected for verification. However, students have several options for getting their tax information to USU for FAFSA verification.
Pell Grant - For a Limited Time Only
Students who have received 12 or more full-time semesters of Pell grant are no longer be eligible for Pell funding. Some Pell grant awards may be reduced or cancelled as we receive updates from the U.S. Department of Education. We will notify ineligible recipients of any changes or cancellations.
Subsidized Direct Loans have new rules
There are some important changes in the way Direct subsidized loans will be offered to encourage students to graduate on-time. These regulations apply to all first-time or zero-balance borrowers and went into effect July 1, 2013. You will need to familiarize yourself with these changes in order to plan out your education.