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Am I Eligible for Work-Study?
Facts and Job Opportunities of the Work-Study Program
Federal Work-Study Rules

Summer 2016 Intent to Register Form
(Complete this form if you plan to enroll in Summer Sessions 2016)

2016-2017 FORMS- (Used for the Fall/Spring Sessions of 2016-2017)

V1- Standard Verification Worksheet

V4- Custom Verification Worksheet

V5- Aggregate Verification Worksheet

V6- Household Resources Verification Worksheet

Asset Verification Worksheet

2016-2017 Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet
for students with Drug Convictions)

Parent Plus Loan Authorization Form
(Only Complete upon request)

Dependency Status Form
(Orphan or Ward of Court/ Unaccompanied Minor/ Legal Guardianship or Emancipated Minor)

2015-2016 FORMS - 

V1- Standard Verification Worksheet

V3-Child Support Paid Verification Worksheet

V4-Custom Verification Worksheet

V5- Aggregate Verification Worksheet

V6- Household Resources Verification Worksheet

Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet
(For students with Drug Convictions)

Parent Plus Loan Authorization Form
(Only Complete upon request)

Asset Verification Form
(Only Complete upon request)

Dependency Status Form
(Orphan or Ward of Court/ Unaccompanied Minor/ Legal Guardianship or Emancipated Minor)

Shelby County Waiver
(For Shelby County Residents Only)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form

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The mission of the Student Financial Services Office is to assist students and families in identifying and accessing resources that will aide in affording the opportunity for students to pursue academic success at the university and to facilitate the delivery of such resources.  

Check the status of your Financial Aid: HERE

7 Steps to Filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

IMPORTANT: On May 10, 2015, the way you log in to has changed. You now must use an FSA ID to log in and sign the FAFSA online. You can no longer use a PIN. If you are required to provide parent information on the FAFSA, your parent must register for an FSA ID too. To create your FSA ID at

1. Go to

·         Remember, the FAFSA is FREE to complete and you don’t need money in order to fill out the application. 

2. Log in using your FSA ID

·         If you completed a FAFSA last year: Click “Login” and enter your FSA ID. If you haven’t transitioned your PIN to an FSA ID, you can do so here. If possible, make sure you link your PIN during the FSA ID registration process. Otherwise, you will need to wait 1-3 days before you can use your FSA ID to sign and submit your renewal FAFSA.

·         If this is your first time completing the FAFSA: Click “Start a new FAFSA” and enter your FSA ID. If you haven’t created an FSA ID yet, you can do that here. You will be able to use your FSA ID to sign and submit your new FAFSA right away.

·         If you are a parent: Click “login” and “Enter the student’s information”.

3. Choose which FAFSA you’d like to complete

·         The new FAFSA that becomes available on January 1, 2016, is the 2016–17 FAFSA. You should complete the 2016–17 FAFSA if you will be attending college between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Remember, the FAFSA is not a one-time thing. You must complete your FAFSA each school year.

Note: The 2015–16 FAFSA is available and must be submitted by June 30, 2016 if you will be attending  college between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, and you haven’t applied for financial aid yet.

4. Enter your personal information*

·         This is information like your name, date of birth, etc. If you have completed the FAFSA in the past, a lot of your personal information should pre-populate to save you time. Make sure you enter your personal information exactly as it appears on official government documents. (Absolutely, no nicknames.)

5. Enter your financial information*

·    You should use income records for the tax year prior to the academic year for which you are applying. For example, if you are filling out the 2016–17 FAFSA, you will need to use 2015 tax information. If you or your parent(s) haven’t filed your 2015 taxes yet, which at this point, most people haven’t, you can always estimate the amounts using your 2014 tax return; just make sure to update your FAFSA once you file your 2015 taxes. Once you file your taxes, you may be able to automatically import your tax information into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. It makes completing the FAFSA super easy!

6. Choose up to 10 schools

·         Make sure you add any school you plan to attend, even if you haven’t applied or been accepted yet. You can add up to 10 schools to your FAFSA at a time. The necessary information will be sent over to the schools you listed so they can calculate the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive.  If you’re applying to more than 10 schools, this is what you do.

7. Sign the document with your FSA ID*

·         Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature, or e-signature. You’ll use it to electronically sign and submit your FAFSA. If you don’t have an FSA ID, you’ll need to get one. If you’re considered a dependent student, at least one of your parents or your legal guardian will need an FSA ID as well. You will use your FSA ID to renew/correct your FAFSA each school year, so keep it in a safe place. If you have forgotten your FSA ID, you can retrieve it. If you have siblings, your parent can use the same FSA ID to sign FAFSAs for all his or her children.

*If you are considered a dependent student, your parent(s) will also need to do this.


  • Federal Loans

    For all undergraduate subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2015, and before July 1, 2016 the interest rate is fixed at 4.29 percent.  The rate for graduate unsubsidized loans is 5.84 percent.  For Stafford Loans that are first disbursed on or after October 1, 2015 and before October 1, 2016 there is a fee of 1.068 percent of the loan, deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement. Access more information on federal student loans at Federal Student Aid.

    To receive a Stafford Direct Loan:

    1. Complete the FAFSA.

    2. Complete the Stafford Master Promissory Note.

    3. Complete Stafford Entrance Counseling.

    Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling

    As required by federal regulation, all student Federal Direct Loan borrowers must complete Loan Exit Counseling when they graduate, withdraw, or cease to be enrolled at least a half-time at a college or university.  The exit counseling informs a borrower of their rights, responsibilities, and terms of repayment of the loan. Exit counseling online may be accessed using the federal FSA ID used to complete the FAFSA.  Complete Exit Counseling Online>>

    Your federal student loans will be reported to, and tracked by, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) which is accessible to you, guaranty agencies, eligible lenders, and eligible institutions of higher education as authorized users of NSLDS. Your access is through the use of your FSA ID, at


    Student Financial Services | Caldwell Hall Room 102

    Phone: (870) 575-8302 | Fax: (870) 575-4622 | Email: