Accepted Student Checklist


January

Complete the FAFSA

 

February - April

  1. Apply for outside Scholarships
  2. Visit websites like fastweb.com
  3. Email companies directly to see if they offer Scholarships
  4. Review the school’s cost calculator

 

March

  1. Look over financial aid awards
  2. Contact the financial aid office to go over award
  3. Review the total cost for the upcoming year and determine what will be the out of pocket expenses
  4. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

 

April

  1. Go to Freshman Preview and talk to the Financial Aid representative
  2. Figure out options with the payment plan and/or Parent PLUS loans and/or private loans
  3. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

 

May

  1. Make deposit at school
  2. Figure out options with the payment plan and/or Parent PLUS loans and/or private loans
  3. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

 

June

  1. Apply for private loans
  2. Decide if you are taking your Stafford loans
  • If you are taking your Stafford loans sign the master promissory note and complete the entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov
  • If you are NOT taking your Stafford loans, decline them via your WESS account
  1. Figure out options with the payment plan and/or Parent PLUS loans and/or private loans
  2. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

 

July

  1. If you haven’t done so yet, decide if you are taking your Stafford loans
  • If you are taking your Stafford loans sign the master promissory note and complete the entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov
  • If you are NOT taking your Stafford loans, decline them via your WESS account
  1. Figure out options with the payment plan and/or Parent PLUS loans and/or private loans
  2. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

 

August

  1. Pay the difference of your bill
  • Subtract estimated aid, Parent PLUS and/or private loans that are posted on WESS

 

September

  1. Are you adding and dropping classes?  Check with Financial Aid to see how that will affect your aid.

 

September – December

  1. Apply for outside Scholarships
  2. Visit websites like fastweb.com
  3. Email companies directly to see if they offer Scholarships

 

January

Complete the FAFSA for the next academic year

September-December

Apply for outside Scholarships

  • Visit websites like fastweb.com
  • Email companies directly to see if they offer Scholarships

January

Complete the FAFSA

February - April

Continue to look for scholarships

March

  1. Look over financial aid awards
  2. Contact the financial aid offices to go over award
  3. Look at the total cost for the upcoming year and determine what will be the out of pocket expenses
  4. Check WESS account to see if we owe any documents

April

  1. Figure out options with the payment plan and/or Parent PLUS loans and/or private loans
  2. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

May

  1. Figure out options with the payment plan and/or Parent PLUS loans and/or private loans
  2. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

June

  1. Apply for private loans
  2. Decide if you are taking your Stafford loans
  • If you are taking your Stafford loans sign the master promissory note and complete the entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov
  • If you are NOT taking your Stafford loans, decline them via your WESS account
  1. Figure out options with the payment plan and/or Parent PLUS loans and/or private loans
  2. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

July

  1. If you have not done so already, decide if you are taking your Stafford loans
  • If you are taking your Stafford loans sign the master promissory note and complete the entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov
  • If you are NOT taking your Stafford loans, decline them via your WESS account
  1. Figure out options with the payment plan and/or Parent PLUS loans and/or private loans
  2. Check WESS account to see if you owe any documents

August

Pay the difference of your bill

  • Subtract estimated aid, Parent PLUS and/or private loans that are posted on WESS

September

 Are you adding and dropping classes?  Check with Financial Aid to see how that will affect your aid

  1. Thinking of studying abroad?  Contact Global Education and Financial Aid to see what aid you have will go with you and what you can do for additional funds

 September – December

Apply for outside Scholarships

  • Visit websites like fastweb.com
  • Email companies directly to see if they offer Scholarships

 January

Complete the FAFSA