The Financial Aid Office can help make a degree financially possible for every qualified USU student. However, federal financial aid is just one part of a payment strategy that should include money saved by the family and student for attending school as well as scholarships and waivers. Grants, student loans, parent loans, and work-study funds are offered to students who qualify to help increase access to higher education. All the information you need for applying for federal aid can be found here.
2017-18 FAFSA - Full Walkthrough - video tutorial
How to Accept Your Financial Aid Award - video tutorial
How to Create Your FSA ID - video tutorial
About USU Financial Aid
- Step-by-step guide to apply for financial aid.
- A guide to the types of federal financial aid available at USU.
- Some required PDF forms can now be Uploaded to our office.
- Here's a hand-out for setting up a new FSA ID that replaces the PIN.
Frequently Asked Questions about FSAID.
Checking On Your Financial Aid Application
- We send out financial aid offers or other instructions to fully admitted students by email generally one week after submitting the FAFSA
- 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."
- Financial aid is accepted through the MyUSU website. Students should first review the Terms and Conditions of financial aid to know their responsibilities when accepting financial aid.
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.
Financial Aid News
- 10/1/2017 - 2018-19 FAFSA Available
- 03/31/2017 - IRS Data Retrieval on fafsa.gov will be unavailable until 2018-19 as the IRS and the United States Department of Education work together to resolve security and privacy concerns.
IRS Tax Return transcript requests will still be available on the IRS Website.
- 3/10/2017 - 2017-18 FAFSA applications are currently being received, processed, and awarded for fall 2017 & spring 2018. We will contact you by email if we need additional information.
Fall 2017 Deadlines
- Mon, Sep 18: Last day to register for courses in fall term and still receive grants, if otherwise eligible
Any courses registered after this date do not qualify for an increase in grants
- Mon, Sep 18: Adjustments made to cost of attendance based on enrollment level at the end of this day
- Fri, Dec 8: Last day for a professional judgment appeal to be received in the financial aid office
- Fri, Dec 8: Last day to process a Parent PLUS loan (You must have been awarded before this date!)
- Fri, Dec 8: Last day to accept Direct loans for students only attending fall semester (You must have been awarded before this date!)
- Fri, Dec 15: Last day to submit your 2017-18 FAFSA if you are only attending fall semester and are eligible for a Federal Pell grant. If you are selected for verification, all verification tasks must be submitted by April 1, 2018.
Please keep your preferred email address up to date on MyUSU
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