New Students to FAU!

A Brief Overview of Financial Aid at FAU  
(Powerpoint Presentation:  Click here to view the slideshow)


email logo Check your FAU email address frequently...   Email Notices are the primary method of communication between students & the Office of Student Financial Aid.

 

 

 
Student Aid on the Web!  
Click here to review information provided by the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.


Navigating Your Financial Future
Your dream, your plan, your future!!!!! A post-secondary education is a valuable investment in your future.  Many financial aid options are available to assist you in funding your education.  Applying for financial aid can be a practical way to pay for college.  Click here for more details on navigating your financial future.

To further assist "New Students to FAU" with the financial aid process, below is an outline of the basic steps needed to obtain financial aid.


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Before Applying

 

Admission

You must be admitted to the University.

Submission
  Get organized!

Apply for a pin for the student and parent at www.pin.ed.gov.

Submit the FAFSA* at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  School Codes:  (Boca Campus:  001481, Davie Campus:  E00584, Jupiter/PSL Campus:  E00830)



Transmission

Once you have received an email from the U.S. Department of Education with the subject  "Your U.S. Dept. of Education FAFSA has been processed", you will be able to access/print a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR)
** .


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After Applying

 

Be on the lookout for emails via your FAU email account:

If you receive an email via your FAU email account additional documentation is needed or financial aid awards have been posted. For a complete list of missing information, log on to MyFAU . Click on the Money Matters! tab.
  Under the Financial Aid channel, click on the "View Financial Aid Information" link.

You must indicate acceptance by accepting your awards online and reading/accepting the Terms and Conditions. 
 

Note:   If you do not have access to a computer or are experiencing technical difficulties, contact the financial aid office and a hard-copy award letter will be mailed to you.

Veteran Benefits:
  If you are receiving Veterans benefits, for more details and information visit the FAU Veterans website.


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Accepting Award

 

To find instructions on Accepting Your Award, log on to the FAU Financial Aid website  and click on the "Accept  Your Award" link.

DEFERMENTS: Tuition and fees will be automatically postponed for all financial aid recipients (except Federal Work Study) whose signed award letter has been received by the Financial Aid Office by the last day of the drop/add period.

 


Important Note:  If you are receiving a tuition deferment and you decide not  to attend classes, YOU WILL BE FEE LIABLE WHETHER YOU ACTUALLY ATTEND CLASSES OR NOT UNLESS YOU FORMALLY WITHDRAW FROM FAU or DROP ALL COURSES PRIOR TO THE END OF BUSINESS HOURS ON THE LAST DAY TO DROP/ADD.

Housing fee deferments will be issued by the Housing Office only to students who, by the drop/add deadline, have been awarded and accepted financial aid (excluding Federal Work Study) sufficient to pay tuition first and then the housing costs, the student will   be responsible for making payments by the dates listed in the Housing Publication.


DISBURSEMENTS:
Disbursement of Financial Aid is a function of the Controller's Office beginning the third week of classes. Since the disbursement process may take several weeks, it is essential   that you set aside personal funds to cover expenses  incurred during the first few weeks of classes.  Students may apply for a Short Term Advance***.

 

NOTES: 

To monitor for disbursements, log in to MyFAU .  Click on the Money Matters! tab.  Under the Financial Aid channel, click on the "View Financial Aid Information" link.

Funds will be directly deposited to the student's bank account.  FAU is able to directly deposit your Financial Aid disbursement/refund into your existing financial institution. Students without a direct deposit authorization will be mailed a refund check to the local address on file with the Registrar's Office.

*   FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

**  SAR - Student Aid Report from completion and submission of the FAFSA.  The Office of Student Financial Aid will then compute your financial need by taking the Cost of Attendance estimate for your program (which is primarily a function of how many credits you are taking, your planned housing status, and whether or not you are a Florida resident etc.), subtract from this the EFC, and arrive at a determination of financial need. 

 COA (Cost of Attendance) - EFC (Expected Family Contribution) = NEED

You may be awarded combinations of fee waivers, grants, scholarships, subsidized loans up to this need level, depending on the availability of funds. These are defined as need based programs. 

*** Students may apply for a Short Term Advance (up to $750) to assist with textbooks and unanticipated expenses incurred prior to financial aid disbursement by logging on MyFAU .  Click on the Money Matters! tab Under the Financial Aid Online Applications channel, click on the "Short Term Advance Application" link.


IMPORTANT: 

To receive Federal Student Aid Funds, a student must be qualified to study at the postsecondary level.  A student qualifies if he/she can provide acceptable documentation.  Click here to view a list of acceptable documentation.

In order to receive a financial aid refund, students MUST have a current and active address on file with the University.  To view or update your address information, log on to MyFAU and click on FAU Self-Service link, click on Personal Information and then click on View/Update Addresses and Phones. Financial aid funds are disbursed after the drop/add deadline of each semester.  Tuition and other charges posted to your account will be deducted first.  If a credit balance results, the student will receive a refund.  Students are encouraged to sign-up for direct deposit

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