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Report
Welcome
to
Enrollment Services
We offer one-stop service
for the administration of
Financial Aid and Registrar services
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except on official holidays)
1.206 Ashbel Smith (Old Red)
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL
AID AT UTMB - GALVESTON
• STEP 1: Fill out the FAFSA (Free
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Application for Federal Student Aid)
STEP 2: Processing of Information from
Department of Education to UTMB
STEP 3: Package Student
STEP 4: Award Letter
STEP 5: Disbursement of Funds
STEP 1: FILL OUT FAFSA
• Fill out FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
• UTMB – Galveston School Code: 013976
• Must have prior year’s tax return
– If filling out 05-06 application must use 04 tax
returns (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006)
– If filling out 06-07 application must use 05 tax
returns (Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Summer 2007)
• PRIORITY DEADLINE: March 31 of every
year
PARENTAL INFORMATION
Institutional
“need-based”
Grants & Scholarships
• Must provide, on the FAFSA, parents’
information
– If parental information is provided notification is sent
from UTMB to the student indicating the next step(s)
require.
• For consideration, every student is looked at as
a DEPENDENT STUDENT regardless of
dependency status
***ONLY WAY TO DETERMINE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
STUDENTS WHOSE FAMILIES CAN CONTRIBUTE IF THEY WANT TO
AND THOSE WHOSE CANNOT EVEN IF THEY WANT TO***
PARENTAL INFORMATION
Cont.
REMEMBER
Parent information for independent
students is ONLY required to be
considered for the institutional (UTMB)
need-based grants and scholarships.
Students will still be awarded according to
Federal Regulations and their independent
status.
OH NO…I
FORGOT!
NOW
WHAT DO I
DO?
LAST MINUTE PROCESSING
• Renewal FAFSA
and FAFSA (paper
or web-based
applications) must
be submitted by
midnight Central
Daylight time,
June 30 of every
year.
STEP 2: PROCESSING OF
INFORMATION
• Information is sent to UTMB from the
Department of Education
• UTMB sends email to student asking
them to fill out the UTMB Application
for Financial Aid
UTMB APPLICATION FOR
FINANCIAL AID
Helps us build students’ COA (Cost Of
Attendance)
• Students’ COA includes:
– Tuition & Fees
– Books
– Living Expenses
• Three budgets to choose from: low, medium, high
– “Other Expenses” as determined by the school
STEP 3: PACKAGING
• Student is packaged based
on COA
– Loans (Federal, State and
Private)
– Grants (Federal, State and
Institutional)
– Scholarships
(Institutional, Need Based,
Academic, Competitive,
Outside-www.fastweb.com)
– Federal Work Study (FWS)
– Tuition Exemption (Hinson
Hazlewood, 3rd Party Pay,
etc.)
STEP 4: AWARD LETTER
FINALLY,
WHAT YOU
HAVE BEEN
WAITING
FOR
STEP 4: AWARD LETTER cont.
• UTMB sends email
to student
indicating there is
an award letter to
review
• Student has
opportunity to:
– Accept
– Decline
– Manipulate
STEP 5: $$$ DISBURSEMENT
OF FUNDS $$$
• Funds are sent to UTMB
• UTMB disburses funds to students
– Direct Deposit (ACH) –
forms available at Bursar’s Office,
2nd Floor of the Administration Building
• Should sign up for this 2 to 3 weeks prior to first class day or
2 to 3 weeks prior to first disbursement
– Via “Snail Mail” USPS
• Not recommended
BUDGETING:
Less Is More
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Room & Board
Tuition & Fees
Books & Supplies
Food
Clothes
Toiletries
Car Maintenance
Emergencies
BUDGETING cont.
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Do not have to take all up-front
Can always come back and ask
for more…up to your full cost of
attendance
REMEMBER: You Will Be
Responsible For Paying Your
Loans Back
ENROLLMENT SERVICES
SPECIALISTS
Bronwyn Thibodeaux
Jay Cromie
Lori Kocian
Anthony Berry
409-772-1215

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