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Financial Aid Calendar

Know your dates. Stay up-to-date with the financial aid calendar.

              • Winter/Spring 2015 Law and LLM Financial Aid Calendar

                November
                Winter and Spring 2015 registration begins
                Check your student account to make sure all Fall 2014 aid disbursed and that you do not have an outstanding balance with the Bursar’s Office. Any outstanding balance for a term will block future enrollment. Students enrolling in Winter 2015 coursework should contact their Financial Aid Counselor to see how winter enrollment may affect their aid for Spring 2015.
                November
                Satisfactory Academic Progress Review for Spring 2015 eligibility begins
                As grades for Fall 2014 classes are reported, our office will review all students who were on Probation, Warning or Not Meets. Students who meet the minimum requirements, once all fall grades are reviewed, will have their SAP status set back to Meets and any pending financial aid will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are failing to meet the minimum requirements, but have met the terms of their probation will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are not meeting the minimum requirements of the SAP policy (or their probation terms) will be set to Not Meets and do not qualify for further aid until a SAP appeal has been approved, or the students grades and completion ratio have been brought back to the minimum requirements. Please review the SAP Policy.  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.
                12/15/2014
                Spring Bookstore Credit available on MyUB
                The Bookstore Credit program allows students to place a charge on their spring bill, which allows them to purchase textbooks at the UB Bookstore prior to receiving expected financial aid refunds. Before submitting a request, check that you have an accurate estimate of the cost of books as the Bookstore Credit cannot be adjusted once submitted. The Bookstore Credit will not be available for purchase until December 22, 2014 online and January 5, 2015 in the Bookstore, so confirm accurate enrollment, textbook requirements, and financial eligibility before requesting a Bookstore Credit. Note: The UB Bookstore credit program is not available for winter semester.
                1/1/2015
                2015-2016 FAFSA available online at
                www.fafsa.gov UB's school code is 002102
                January
                “Steps to Financial Aid” on MyUBConfirm on your MyUB Portal that you have completed the financial aid process, including your To Do List, and steps to Financial Aid.
                1/6/2015
                Spring 2015 Law Disbursement Begins
                The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid funds to UB student accounts on this date. (Eligible students must have all steps complete, Graduate Plus Loan credit approved, enrollment verified and have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Status of Meets, Warning, or Probation.) Refund checks are expected to be mailed from Annapolis within 10 business days of when “Refund Student Annapolis” is listed on your UB account activity.
                2/7/2015
                Final Day to request a Spring Bookstore Credit
                Students who wish to have their Bookstore Credit covered with their spring 2015 financial aid funds should request the Bookstore Credit by this date..
              • Spring 2015 Graduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Calendar

                November 2014
                Spring and Winter registration begins soon
                Check your student account to make sure all fall aid disbursed and that you do not have an outstanding bill. Unpaid bills will block future enrollment. Students enrolling in winter coursework should contact their financial aid counselor to see how winter enrollment may affect their aid for spring. Students registering for winter and spring should be advised that, although winter coursework will count towards your enrollment status in the spring and potentially allow financial aid funds awarded to the spring to be paid towards winter balances, there is no financial aid disbursed to the winter term. Therefore, students who wish for their spring aid to cover their winter balance will need to register for winter and spring at the same time to prevent a hold on their account due to unpaid winter balances. Registration dates and deadlines can be found at University Registrar Academic Calendar.
                November 2014
                Satisfactory Academic Progress Review for Spring 2015 eligibility begins
                As grades for fall 2014 classes are reported, our office will review all students who were on Probation, Warning or Not Meets. Students who meet the minimum requirements, once all spring grades are reviewed, will be set back to Meets and any pending financial aid will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are failing to meet the minimum requirements, but have met the terms of their probation will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are not meeting the minimum requirements of the SAP policy (or their probation terms) will be set to Not Meets and do not qualify for further aid until a SAP appeal has been approved, or the students grades and completion ratio have been brought back to the minimum requirements. Please review the SAP Policy.  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.
                12/15/2014
                Spring Bookstore Credit available on MyUB

                The Bookstore Credit program allows students to place a charge on their spring bill, which allows them to purchase textbooks at the UB Bookstore prior to receiving expected financial aid refunds. Before submitting a request, check that you have an accurate estimate of the cost of books as the Bookstore Credit cannot be adjusted once submitted. The Bookstore Credit will not be available for purchase until December 22, 2014 online and January 5, 2015 in the Bookstore, so confirm accurate enrollment, textbook requirements, and financial eligibility before requesting a Bookstore Credit. Note: The UB Bookstore credit program is not available for winter semester.

                1/1/2015
                2015-2016 FAFSA available online at
                www.fafsa.gov UB's school code is 002102
                January
                “Steps to Financial Aid” on MyUB
                Confirm on your MyUB Portal that you have completed the financial aid process, including your To Do List, and steps to Financial Aid.
                2/7/2015
                Final Day to request a Spring Bookstore Credit
                Students who wish to have their Bookstore Credit covered with their spring 2015 financial aid funds should request the Bookstore Credit by this date.
                2/10/2015
                Spring 2015 Graduate/Undergraduate Disbursement Begins
                The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid funds to UB student accounts on this date. (Eligible students must have all steps complete, Graduate Plus Loan credit approved, enrollment confirmed and have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Status of Meets, Warning, or Probation.) Refund checks are expected to be mailed from Annapolis within 10 business days of when “Refund Student Annapolis” is listed on your UB account activity.
              • Summer 2015 Graduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Calendar

                Now  
                   
                2015-2016 FAFSA is available at  www.fafsa.gov.

                UB's school code is 002102

                IMPORTANT STATE OF MARYLAND GRANT INFORMATION:
                The March 1st deadline to be considered for the undergraduate Educational Assistance Grant and the Guaranteed Access Grant is an absolute requirement. Follow the guidance and submit your FAFSA on time.

                MHEC (Maryland Higher Education Commission) does not make awards to students who:
                - List a PO Box on their FAFSA
                - Have a rejected FAFSA due to a lack of signature, either student or parent
                - Do not list a Maryland School on their initial FAFSA

                New state awards must be accepted in MDCAPS Portal so watch for emails and letters from MHEC.

                March 17
                Graduate and Parent PLUS Loan Applications
                Graduate and Parent PLUS loan applications available on studentloans.gov for Summer 2015. Be sure to select 05/2015 to 08/2015 as the payment period when applying for loans.
                Mid-March    
                Summer 2015 Awarding Begins

                Summer 2015 awarding begins; be sure to periodically check your ubalt.edu email address for communications regarding your Summer 2015 award eligibility.

                May 30  
                Summer 2015 Confirmation of Attendance

                Confirmation of Attendance buttons will be active on student's MyUB Portal. Watch your ubalt.edu email for updates. 

                June 2   

                Summer 2015 Graduate/Undergraduate Disbursement Begins
                The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid funds to UB student accounts on this date. Actual disbursement dates will vary based on your enrollment, as detailed in your Summer 2015 award letter. (Eligible students must have all steps complete, Graduate Plus Loan credit approved, enrollment confirmed and have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Status of Meets, Warning, or Probation.) Refund checks are expected to be mailed from Annapolis within 10 business days of when “Refund Student Annapolis” is listed on your UB account activity.

                Early June

                Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) review begins for Summer 2015 eligibility begins
                As grades for Spring 2015 classes are reported, our office will review all students who were on Probation, Warning or Not Meets. Students who meet the minimum requirements, once all spring grades are reviewed, will be set back to Meets and any pending financial aid will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are failing to meet the minimum requirements, but have met the terms of their probation will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are not meeting the minimum requirements of the SAP policy (or their probation terms) will be set to Not Meets and do not qualify for further aid until a SAP appeal has been approved, or the students grades and completion ratio have been brought back to the minimum requirements. Please review the SAP Policy .  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.

              • Summer 2015 Law and LLM Financial Aid Calendar

                Now  
                   
                2015-2016 FAFSA is available at  www.fafsa.gov.

                UB's school code is 002102

                IMPORTANT STATE OF MARYLAND GRANT INFORMATION:
                The March 1st deadline to be considered for the undergraduate Educational Assistance Grant and the Guaranteed Access Grant is an absolute requirement. Follow the guidance and submit your FAFSA on time.

                MHEC (Maryland Higher Education Commission) does not make awards to students who:
                - List a PO Box on their FAFSA
                - Have a rejected FAFSA due to a lack of signature, either student or parent
                - Do not list a Maryland School on their initial FAFSA

                New state awards must be accepted in MDCAPS Portal so watch for emails and letters from MHEC.

                March 17
                Graduate PLUS Loan Applications
                Graduate PLUS loan applications available on studentloans.gov for Summer 2015. Be sure to select 05/2015 to 08/2015 as the payment period when applying for loans.
                Mid-March    
                Summer 2015 Awarding Begins

                Summer 2015 awarding begins; be sure to periodically check your ubalt.edu email address for communications regarding your Summer 2015 award eligibility.

                May 11   

                Summer 2015 Law/APD Disbursement Begins
                The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid funds to UB student accounts on this date. (Eligible students must have all steps complete, Graduate Plus Loan credit approved, and have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Status of Meets, Warning, or Probation.) Refund checks are expected to be mailed from Annapolis within 10 business days of when “Refund Student Annapolis” is listed on your UB account activity.

                Early June

                Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) review begins for Summer 2015 eligibility begins
                As grades for Spring 2015 classes are reported, our office will review all students who were on Probation, Warning or Not Meets. Students who meet the minimum requirements, once all spring grades are reviewed, will be set back to Meets and any pending financial aid will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are failing to meet the minimum requirements, but have met the terms of their probation will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are not meeting the minimum requirements of the SAP policy (or their probation terms) will be set to Not Meets and do not qualify for further aid until a SAP appeal has been approved, or the student’s grades and completion ratio have been brought back to the minimum requirements. Please review the SAP Policy.  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.

              • Fall 2015 Law and LLM Financial Aid Calendar

                Early April   
                   
                Awards begin for 2015-2016 

                Students who have been admitted and have a 2015-2016 FAFSA will begin being awarded financial aid for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters. Any student selected for Verification must complete this process before an award will be made available. If selected, watch for emails requesting this documentation. 

                Late April 
                State Grant Review and Acceptance
                New and returning Maryland state students should log into their MDCAPS Portal and set up/review their eligibility for any grants offered for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students need to: 
                - Complete any checklists 
                - Update their addresses 
                - Accept any grants or scholarships offered 
                - Update the school of attendance and anticipated enrollment for each semester  
                5/1/2015   
                Graduate and Parent PLUS Loan applications open for 2015-2016 award year  

                The Graduate and Parent PLUS Loans become available on www.studentloans.gov for the upcoming academic year. Once the Department of Education has approved your loan, you will see it on your MyUB Portal within a week once you've been awarded.

                7/1/2015 
                Private Loan Certifications for 2015-2016 begins 

                Private loans will begin to be certified with individual lenders once your schedule shows half-time enrollment (6 credits). If you are borrowing a loan for less than half-time, email financialaid@ubalt.edu for information.  Periodically check your myUB for any updates to your awards

                Late July   

                Review begins for UB foundation awards
                Any students who are eligible for additional scholarship funding will be awarded and contacted via their ubalt.edu email account.

                Mid-August

                Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) review begins for Fall 2015 eligibility begins
                As grades for Summer 2015 classes are reported, our office will review all students who were on Probation, Warning or Not Meets. Students who meet the minimum requirements, once all spring grades are reviewed, will be set back to Meets and any pending financial aid will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are failing to meet the minimum requirements, but have met the terms of their probation will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are not meeting the minimum requirements of the SAP policy (or their probation terms) will be set to Not Meets and do not qualify for further aid until a SAP appeal has been approved, or the student’s grades and completion ratio have been brought back to the minimum requirements. Please review the SAP Policy.  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.

                08/10/2015

                Fall 2015 Law/APD Disbursement Begins
                The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid funds to UB student accounts on this date. (Eligible students must have all steps complete, Graduate Plus Loan credit approved, and have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Status of Meets, Warning, or Probation.) Refund checks are expected to be mailed from Annapolis within 10 business days of when “Refund Student Annapolis” is listed on your UB account activity.

              • Fall 2015 Graduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Calendar

                Early April
                Awards begin for 2015-2016 
                Students who have been admitted and have a 2015-2016 FAFSA will begin being awarded financial aid for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters. Any student selected for Verification must complete this process before an award will be made available. If selected, watch for emails requesting this documentation. 
                Late April 
                State Grant Review and Acceptance
                New and returning Maryland state students should log into their MDCAPS Portal and set up/review their eligibility for any grants offered for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students need to: 
                - Complete any checklists 
                - Update their addresses 
                - Accept any grants or scholarships offered 
                - Update the school of attendance and anticipated enrollment for each semester  
                5/1/2015 
                Graduate and Parent PLUS Loan applications open for 2015-2016 award year  

                The Graduate and Parent PLUS Loans become available on www.studentloans.gov for the upcoming academic year. Once the Department of Education has approved your loan, you will see it on your MyUB Portal within a week once you've been awarded.

                7/1/2015 
                Private Loan Certifications for 2015-2016 begins 
                Private loans will begin to be certified with individual lenders once your schedule shows half-time enrollment (6 credits). If you are borrowing a loan for less than half-time, email financialaid@ubalt.edu for information.  Periodically check your myUB for any updates to your awards
                Late July
                Review begins for UB foundation awards. 
                Any students who are eligible for additional scholarship funding will be awarded and contacted via their ubalt.edu email account.
                Early August
                Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) review begins for Fall 2015 eligibility begins
                As grades for Summer 2015 classes are reported, our office will review all students who were on Probation, Warning or Not Meets. Students who meet the minimum requirements, once all spring grades are reviewed, will be set back to Meets and any pending financial aid will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are failing to meet the minimum requirements, but have met the terms of their probation will be cleared for disbursement. Students who are not meeting the minimum requirements of the SAP policy (or their probation terms) will be set to Not Meets and do not qualify for further aid until a SAP appeal has been approved, or the student’s grades and completion ratio have been brought back to the minimum requirements. Please review the SAP Policy.  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.
                09/09/2015
                Fall 2015 Confirmation of Attendance
                Confirmation of Attendance buttons will be active on student’s myUB portal. Watch your ubalt.edu email for updates 
                09/11/2015
                Fall 2015 Graduate/Undergraduate Disbursement Begins
                The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid funds to UB student accounts on this date. (Eligible students must have all steps complete, Graduate Plus Loan credit approved, and have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Status of Meets, Warning, or Probation.) For student loans and most awards you must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits) for your aid to disburse. Refund checks are expected to be mailed from Annapolis within 10 business days of when “Refund Student Annapolis” is listed on your UB account activity.
                10/28/2015
                Fall 2015 Graduate Disbursement Begins for second 7 week session courses 
                Disbursement will begin for those Graduate students who are considered to be at half-time enrollment (6 credits) at the start of their second 7-week session courses. You must reconfirm your attendance for your second 7-week session course in order for your financial aid to disburse. For student loans and most awards you must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits) for your aid to disburse. The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid funds to UB student accounts on this date. (Eligible students must have all steps complete, Graduate Plus Loan credit approved, and have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Status of Meets, Warning, or Probation.) Refund checks are expected to be mailed from Annapolis within 10 business days of when “Refund Student Annapolis” is listed on your UB account activity.

Note: Students enrolled in the Master’s in Taxation program are graduate students and need to follow the Graduate/Undergraduate Calendar for financial aid purposes.


Useful Links: National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)  | Studentaid.ed.gov