Step by step instructions on how to apply for aid
Select and read each section. Follow the instructions in order.
Apply for a PIN - The PIN allows you to electronically sign your FAFSA. Students and parents (of undergraduate dependent students) will be required to apply for their own pin.
Submit the FAFSA - UNMC Institution Code - 006895
You must be admitted to a degree-seeking program of study in order to be offered financial aid.
The UNMC Office of Financial Aid respectively requests that you/your parents file the FAFSA after you/they have submitted the 2013 U.S. 1040 Tax Return to the IRS. The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is April 1st or 30 days after being accepted by the academic program. If you/your parents cannot meet the April 1st deadline, because tax filing will be delayed, we will request your FAFSA be electronically corrected once taxes have been filed.
To assist us in our efforts to reduce the requests for verification documents, and costs to you for printing and mailing those verification documents, we sincerely appreciate your willingness to do the following:
1. File your 2013 U.S. 1040 Tax Returns at the earliest possible date.
2. Wait two (2) weeks before completing the FAFSA.
3. When completing the FAFSA, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This tool allows you to pull in your 2013 tax information into the FAFSA. If you use this tool, you will reduce the likelihood of having to request IRS Tax Transcripts fo the federal verification process.
The Office of Financial Aid will notify you, via email, once your FAFSA is received.
This gives you access to the campus network drives and printers, Outlook email, Blackboard, UNMC Intranet, PeopleSoft Student Information System (MyRecords), McGoogan Library electronic resources, UNMC Research Support Systems (RSS), CARE as well as the wireless network.
This application serves as your Scholarship Application for the entire length of your UNMC program. The Office of Financial Aid does not award 'renewable' scholarships. Scholarships are awarded by your program. Eligibility is determined each year based on your prior year academic performance, leadership skills, and donor specific criteria (i.e., junior medical student, senior nursing student). If a UNMC Scholarship Application is not on file, your name will be included on scholarship rosters, however, your program may not consider you for scholarship without an application being on file. Additionally, the UNMC Scholarship Application collects donor specific criteria that is not collected on other application materials.
Students who are aware they will be receiving an outside scholarship must report this to the Financial Aid Office to ensure that their financial aid packaging maximizes a student’s unmet need. Scholarship checks from an outside organization should be sent to:
UNMC Scholarship Coordinator
984235 NE Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4235.
Upon receipt, the check will be posted to the student’s account and if applicable, a refund will be requested and the funds will be sent to the student within 5-7 working days.
Not all students are selected for verification so please do not submit additional information unless requested by UNMC.
Our primary method of communication is through your UNMC email address.
Carefully consider how much you need to borrow and avoid borrowing more than you really need. When borrowing, be sure to check terms and conditions before accepting any loan and be sure you understand your re-payment obligation.
If you have accepted loans, you may need to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Direct Loan Counseling for each type of loan you have accepted before funds can be disbursed. Review your To Do list for processing requirements and details to include links to complete each requirement.
If you and your parents are planning on accepting the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan, they need to visitStudentLoans.gov to complete the PLUS loan Application and Master Promissory Note.
Financial aid disbursement will begin no sooner than a seven (7) days before the start of each semester. The amount that is disbursed is determined by the number of credits you are enrolled in at the time of disbursement. Available financial aid will begin paying your UNMC charges at that time.
If your credited aid is in excess of your university charges, you will receive a financial aid refund for the difference either by direct deposit to your bank account or by check. If you do not enroll in direct deposit, any refund owed will be mailed to you no sooner than a few days before the start of the semester. Confirm or update your local address via MyRecords. If you need your check to be re-issued, please the Student Accounts Office.
Your financial aid will be applied to your current UNMC charges first. If financial aid is canceled or does not pay all tuition and fees, you will be responsible for these remaining charges. Tuition and billing correspondence will be sent to your official UNMC email account. UNMC expects students to check their UNMC email frequently to stay current with university-related communications, including e-billing notifications. View your account balance and make a payment via MyRecords. If tuition and fees are not fully covered by financial aid, UNMC will not drop your classes and your account balance must be paid.
As a financial aid recipient, you are required to continue eligibility by maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP), filing a FAFSA each year, completing all requested financial aid items on your To Do list on MyRecords and maintaining all other eligibility criteria.
If you fail to meet one or more of the SAP standards, you will be ineligible to receive financial aid, and will be notified by email.