How to Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for Financial Aid, follow the instructions below:
Complete the FAFSA. UNMC Title IV Code is 006895.
Complete the FAFSA before April 1st. FAFSA data received after this date may not be considered for need based scholarships and grants.
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) during 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 full time 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.
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.
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 Application for Financial Aid and/or the FAFSA, please contact Crystal Quarterio.
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