Filing the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

  • The UNMC Financial Aid Office would like to take this opportunity to advise students the 2018-2019 FAFSA is now available.
  • The FAFSA filing/submission is required each year to remain eligible for federal student aid.
  • Please use the UNMC School Code 006895 to ensure your FAFSA information is sent to UNMC.
  • Before going on-line to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA, you/your parents may want to review the 2018-2019 FAFSA pdf to review the questions, determine what documents you may need, etc.
  • IF you are filing the FAFSA for the first time, you must create a FSA-ID  If you are an undergraduate, dependent student, your parents will also be required to create an FSA ID to complete the parent sections of the FAFSA.
  • The 2018-2019 FAFSA will collect 2016 U.S. INCOME and TAX INFORMATION. All 2016 income and tax information should have been completed/submitted to the IRS by this time. We encourage students/parents to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool; however, it is not required. PLEASE review the Department of Education’s Frequently Asked Questions regarding the 2018-19 IRS DRT BEFORE you begin the FAFSA completion process:
  • If you are currently married and did NOT file a joint 2016 IRS Tax Return, you must include the combined 2016 incomes, taxes paid, untaxed income, and savings/investments for student and spouse when completing the 2018-19 FAFSA

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  APRIL 1, 2018

  • ALL STUDENTS, and 2018/19 APPLICANTS for ADMISSION, should submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA by APRIL 1, 2018. 
  • Undergraduate student FAFSA data received by APRIL 1, 2018 will be considered for campus-based grant aid; and, if eligible, the COLLEGEBOUND NE tuition guarantee.
  • UNMC UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS REGARDLESS OF PRIOR DEGREE: The programs listed below are considered undergraduate bachelor degree programs, regardless of having previously received a bachelor’s degree.  The FAFSA must be completed in accordance with FAFSA requirements as an undergraduate student. Students should answer Q 29 with 3 or 4; Q 30 with 1 or 2 (pursing a 1st or 2nd Bachelor’s degree); Q 48 as NO.
  • College of Nursing:  Bachelor of Nursing
  • College of Allied Health: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science; Bachelor of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Science Programs
  • College of Dentistry: Bachelor of Dental Hygiene
  • ALL Other UNMC DEGREE and CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS are considered GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL Programs.  The FAFSA should be completed in accordance with FAFSA instructions.  PARENT information is NOT required unless you are a College of Dentistry or College of Pharmacy Student.  Dentistry and Pharmacy students who wish to be considered for the subsidized Health Professions Student Loan-HPSL (interest free while enrolled and 5% interest in repayment) must file their FAFSA by April 1, 2018 AND PARENT income information must be included on the FAFSA for HPSL consideration.

INCOME REDUCTION REVIEW:

An income reduction review is relevant for undergraduate students only.  Graduate and Professional students are not eligible for NEED BASED federal grant/loan aid. The income/tax information plays no role in your eligibility for Direct Unsubsidized/Direct Graduate PLUS loan aid.

The following procedure for INCOME REDUCTION REVIEW is as follows: 

    • The 2018-19 FAFSA with valid 2016 Income/Tax Information must be on file in the UNMC Financial Aid Office before requesting the review.
    • Submit a written request to finaid@unmc.edu with subject line: INCOME REDUCTION REVIEW. Provide a written explanation for the request.  Our office will review the request and advise the student and/or parents of the appropriate documentation required for the income reduction review.

The UNMC Financial Aid Office will accept Income Reduction Reviews for the following reasons:

  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT or PARENTS (dependent student) FINALIZED a divorce in 2016 or 2017 and filed a joint 2016 tax return. Student/Parents must complete the 2018-19 FAFSA using 2016 US IRS income/tax information from the joint tax return information before a review will be considered.
  • UNDERGRADUATE DEPENDENT Student:  parent/parents lost a job or had a significant decrease in income for 2017; parent deceased in 2016 or 2017 resulting in significant loss of income. Student and Parents must complete the FAFSA with the 2016 US IRS income/tax information before a review will be considered.
  • UNDERGRADUATE MARRIED Student:  Spouse lost their job due to termination; income reduced due to a change in job in 2017.  Student/Spouse must complete the 2018-19 FAFSA with 2016 US IRS income/tax information before a review will be considered.

Additional Information:  For additional financial aid processing information, visit the APPLY for AID page.

UNMC is required, by federal regulation, to publish the Code of Conduct for UNMC Financial Aid Staff.