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Financial Aid Calendar

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

  • Fall 2014 Law and LLM Financial Aid Calendar

    1/1/2014 2014-2015 FAFSA available online at www.fafsa.gov
    UB's school code is 002102

    March

    Fall registration begins soon
    Check your student account to make sure all spring aid disbursed and that you do not have an outstanding bill. Unpaid bills will block future enrollment.
    Early April New student awards begin
    New students who have been admitted and have a 2014-2015 FAFSA will begin being awarded financial aid for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 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.
    4/1/2014 2014 Summer Financial Aid
    There is no application for financial aid for the summer 2014 semester. Students will be awarded for summer based upon enrollment. You should receive a summer financial aid award on your MyUB Portal, and a summer financial aid award letter within a week of registering at least half time (for summer only half time is 3 credits). For students who accepted all Stafford Loan eligibility for the fall/spring semesters, the summer award will consist of Graduate Plus Loan eligibility upon approval of your Graduate Plus Loan application.
    5/1/2014 Graduate PLUS Loan applications open for fall 2014 semester
    The Graduate PLUS Loan is available on http://www.studentloans.gov/ for the summer semester. 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.
    May Satisfactory Academic Progress review for summer/fall eligibility begins
    As grades for spring 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.
    5/1/2014 Bookstore Credit
    The UB Bookstore credit program is not available for the summer semester. Check in July for Bookstore Credit information for fall 2014.
    5/1/2014 Graduate and Professional Scholarship deadline
    All law students who are Maryland residents will be considered for the MHEC scholarship if they have filed their FAFSA by May 1st.
    June Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) determinations
    Students who were meeting the minimum SAP requirements prior to spring 2014 and are no longer meeting the requirements will be placed on a Warning status. Students who enroll in the summer semester will be on this Warning status. Please review the SAP Policy.  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.
    Late June Returning students awards begin
    Financial aid awards will be completed for returning students with official 2014-2015 FAFSAs received, To Do lists completed, and who meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards (SAP).
    7/1/2014 Private Loan Certification to begin
    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.
    7/21/2014 Fall Bookstore Credit available on MyUB
    The Bookstore Credit program allows students to place a charge on their fall bill which allows them to purchase textbooks at the UB Bookstore prior to receiving expected financial aid refunds. Before submitting a request check that:
    - sufficient financial aid will be available to cover the requested funds
    - 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 July 28, 2014 online and August 11, 2014 in the Bookstore, so confirm accurate enrollment, textbook requirements, and financial eligibility before requesting a Bookstore Credit.
    August “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.
    8/1/2014 Satisfactory Academic Progress review for fall eligibility begins
    As grades for summer 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 SAP Policy.
    8/9/2014 Final Day to request a fall Bookstore Credit
    Students who wish to have their Bookstore Credit covered with their fall 2014 financial aid funds should request the Bookstore Credit by this date.
    8/11/2014 Fall 2014 Law Disbursement Begins
    The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid funds to UB student accounts today. (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.
    8/11/2014 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) determinations
    Students who were meeting the minimum SAP requirements prior to summer 2014 and are no longer meeting the requirements will be placed on a Warning status. Students who enroll in the summer semester will be on this Warning status. Please review the SAP Policy.  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.
    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 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.
  • Fall 2014 Graduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Calendar

    1/1/2014 2014-2015 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.
    Early April New student awards begin
    New students who have been admitted and have a 2014-2015 FAFSA will begin being awarded financial aid for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 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 2014-2015 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

    5/1/2014

    Graduate and Parent PLUS Loan applications open for fall 2014 semester
    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.

    Mid June Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) determinations
    Students who were meeting the minimum SAP requirements prior to spring 2014 and are no longer meeting the requirements will be placed on a Warning status. Students who enroll in the summer semester will be on this Warning status. Please review the SAP Policy.  You can also check your SAP status in the left-hand column of your MyUB Portal.
    Late June Returning students awards begin
    Financial aid awards will be completed for returning students with official 2014-2015 FAFSAs received, To Do lists completed, and who meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards (SAP).
    7/1/2014 Private Loan Certification to begin
    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.
    7/21/2014 Fall Bookstore Credit available on MyUB
    The Bookstore Credit program allows students to place a charge on their fall bill which allows them to purchase textbooks at the UB Bookstore prior to receiving expected Financial Aid Refunds. Before submitting a request check that:
    - sufficient financial aid will be available to cover the requested funds
    - 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 July 28, 2014 online and August 11, 2014 in the Bookstore, so confirm accurate enrollment, textbook requirements, and financial eligibility before requesting a Bookstore Credit.
    August “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.
    August Enrollment Reminder
    Financial Aid Awards are estimates and will be updated to reflect actual enrollment prior to disbursement.

    Different types of aid, have different enrollment requirements. Requirements for individual Grants and Scholarships are hyperlinked in your MyUB Portal in the “View Financial Aid” section of your “My Student Center."

    Federal Pell Grants (undergraduate only) are awarded based upon enrollment and EFC from the FAFSA. Check the Pell Calculator.

    Federal Stafford, Parent Plus, and Graduate Plus loans require at least half time enrollment. The minimum enrollment to be considered half time is six (6) credits, that will apply to your degree or certificate at UB.
    8/26/2014 Last Day to drop fall classes without a bill.
    Please see the Bursar’s Refund and Reduction Calendar.
    9/9/2014 Final Day to request a fall Bookstore Credit
    Students who wish to have their Bookstore Credit covered with their fall 2014 financial aid funds should request the Bookstore Credit by this date.
    9/11/2014 Fall 2014 Undergraduate/Graduate Student Financial Aid Disbursement Begins
    The Office of Financial Aid will begin to credit financial aid (Student Loans, Grant and Scholarship) funds to UB student accounts today.

    Eligible students must have:
    - all steps on “To Do” list in MyUB complete,
    - Graduate Plus and Parent Plus credit approved,
    - enrollment verified, at least half time, (six credits) for Federal Stafford Loans and,
    - individual enrollment criteria met for all other types of Financial Aid (the type of aid is hyperlinked in View My Financial Aid with specific criteria.)
    - have a “Meets” or “Warning” status for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress or
    - be approved or continued on a Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress “Probation”.

    This Financial Aid criteria is separate from academic eligibility to enroll. While students may be approved for an academic probation and/or enrolled, aid will not be disbursed for students who are not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy guidelines or have an approved financial aid 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.
    November Spring 2015 Registration Begins
    Check your student account to make sure all fall aid has disbursed and that you do not have an outstanding bill. Holds are listed on your To Do list. Common reasons a student with Financial Aid that initially covered their bill may have an additional bill are:
    - added or swapped classes after a refund was written
    - bookstore credit request after a refund was written
    - withdrew from a class or classes
    - not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements to have aid disbursed
    - unpaid bill from a prior semester. Even if you received a refund for fall 2014, you may still have a bill from a prior semester as federal regulations restrict using the federal portion of a refund to pay for enrollment in a prior year.

    Financial aid is "earned" by successfully completing classes, failure to do so can result in a reduction or cancellation of aid and a resulting unpaid bill. Unpaid bills will block future enrollment.
    December 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.
  • 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.

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