New Students - How to Apply for Financial Aid
Congratulations on your acceptance to UNMC!
Financing your health profession education may be one of your top concerns. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, you may have many options: scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.
Our goal? Helping students and their families find the best way to finance a UNMC education. In fact, about 90 percent of our students receive some type of financial aid.
To be eligible for federal student financial aid you must:
- Be accepted as a regular student in a UNMC degree or certificate granting program.
- Be registered for at least half-time (6 hours-undergraduate, 4 hours-graduate) each semester during the academic year. Correspondence courses do not count as eligible credit hours for financial aid. Enrollment at institutions other than the University of Nebraska do not count toward enrollment for financial aid at UNMC.
- Students enrolled as degree seeking students through the University of Nebraska Medical Center may be required, by their academic program, to take several classes through the Division of Continuing Education. The cost of CE tuition can be funded in your financial aid package, if you provide documentation of the cost. The credit hours count toward full time enrollment for increased Pell Grant and loan eligibility, however do not count toward enrollment for loan deferments.
- Not be in default on any federal student loans, and not owe repayment on any federal student grants.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
To be considered for financial aid and scholarships at UNMC, you must complete the following:
If you wish to be considered for UNMC Scholarships, you are required to complete the UNMC Scholarship Application. You will need your UNMC ID and password to log into PeopleSoft to complete the on-line application. If you have not received your UNMC ID and password, please contact your academic program to determine when this information will be provided to you.
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. Scholarship 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.
Complete the FAFSA within 30 days of your acceptance to UNMC. FAFSA data received late may not be considered for need based scholarships and grants.
If accepted for the 2012/2013 academic year (Fall 2012/Spring & Summer 2013), you must complete the 2012/2013 FAFSA.
If accepted for the 2013/2014 academic year (Fall 2013/Spring & Summer 2014), you must complete the 2013/2014 FAFSA.
UNMC Title IV Code is 006895. - Complete the FAFSA
Pharmacy Students Only - Complete the Plough Scholarship Application.
- Nebraska Undergraduate Grant/Scholarship Programs:
The COLLEGEBOUND NEBRASKA Program: This program is available to undergraduate Nebraska Residents demonstrating PELL GRANT eligibility. The deadline to apply for this program is April 1st. Your FAFSA data must be submitted on or before April 1st. FAFSA data dated after April 1st will not be considered for this funding. Please review this link to obtain more information.
All communications from UNMC Student Services will be sent to your UNMC Lotus Notes account. To avoid any delays in communication, the offices of Financial Aid, Academic Records, and Student Accounts will send all communications to your unmc.edu address. It is your responsibility to review this unmc.edu account for important information. Your academic program will provide you with your unmc.edu account in accordance with their business practices. You can find our contact list on the Student Services Website. You may mail us questions, etc., regarding your application materials and we will respond to that e-mail/account. However, we will not send any official notification to any other account but the unmc.edu account. You will receive this account in plenty of time to receive these notifications from our office. If you do not receive an e-mail account in a reasonable amount of time, please contact your academic program to determine their business practice for providing you a Lotus Notes account.
Throughout the aid process, you will be referred to this web site to complete several processes. Many of these processes will require the online completion of UNMC forms. To access these forms you will be required to establish an account, with a password and e-mail address. Use your unmc.edu account when establishing your personal account at this site. Also, please make sure you record this password and keep it in a safe place. You will need to use it several times throughout the year. If you lose your login information, links are provided for you to retrieve your information. Please do not complete on-line documents until you are instructed, by our office, to do so. We will not down-load or retain documents that have not been required or requested.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law which provides that an institution will maintain confidentiality of student education records. The University of Nebraska Medical Center accords all rights under the law to students who have reached the age of majority (Nebraska, age 19). No one outside the University shall have access to nor will the University disclose any information from a student's education record without the written consent of the student. The Office of Financial Aid will not disclose financial aid information to anyone outside the University without your written consent. PLEASE share this information with your family members.
UNMC does not participate in the option of providing guest access to PeopleSoft or other UNMC student information systems We will gladly discuss your financial aid with your FERPA designated representative. However, guests will not be permitted access to PeopleSoft to complete tasks on your behalf.
If you have questions regarding the completion of the UNMC Scholarship Application and/or the FAFSA, please contact Crystal Quarterio.
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