ATTENTION: FEDERAL STUDENT AID PIN HAS BEEN REPLACED BY FSA ID
All students and parents who use certain U.S. Department of Education websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and studentloans.gov, will be prompted to convert their existing PIN to the new FSA ID - a username and password. Individuals who have never had a PIN will also be able to create an FSA ID for use going forward. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access or correct your financial aid information and/or electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents, such as a Master Promissory Note for federal loans.
Students and parents should go to fsaid.ed.gov to create an FSA ID before attempting to complete any required activities on these federal sites, such as using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA, completing Entrance Counseling, or signing a Master Promissory Note for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized student loans or the Federal Direct PLUS loan for parents. Online instructions will lead the user through the set-up process.
Financial Aid Calendar for 2016-17
BY MARCH 10 – FILE THE 2016-17 FAFSA
Submit the 2016-17 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov to be considered for all forms of need-based aid, including federal, state and UE grants; federal loans; and federal work-study. Submitting by March 10 is mandatory for Indiana residents, and highly beneficial for all. Once your FAFSA has been submitted, please respond immediately to any requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents.
IRS DATA RETRIEVAL
The UE Office of Financial Aid recommends that eligible students and parents use this tool. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers parent and/or student IRS tax information to the FAFSA. Federal income tax returns for 2015 must have been filed electronically for approximately 3 weeks to be available for this process. The IRS data retrieval function can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct a submitted FAFSA which had been filed using estimated tax information.
MAY – Satisfactory Academic Progress is reviewed
The UE Office of Financial Aid reviews Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of each semester (fall, spring, and summer) for all students. Both Summer I and Summer II terms combine to create one summer semester for financial aid purposes. Read the full policy.
Financial Aid Notifications will be made available in late June. Monitor your UE email for notifications or requirements regarding your financial aid.
Financial Aid Award Guide
- Establishing Financial Aid Eligibility
- Renewing Financial Aid
- Other Awards
- Financial Aid for Special Enrollment Experiences
- Maximum Gift Aid Policies
- State of Indiana Aid Programs
- Loans for Students