You got approved for financial aid…now what? 10 things to know about completing your award paperwork.

Nhi Huong Huynh, Finance Analyst

In my last post, I outlined the application process. In this post, I list 10 things you need to know about submitting the eligibility letter and promissory note to the school and receiving aid.

  1. Check for errors in address, Social Security number, and other information about you.
  2. Accept or reject each form of aid listed.
  3. Determine how much you want to borrow.
  4. Make sure your award letter correctly reflects any benefits, scholarships, outside awards, and other resources you will receive or think you may receive.
  5. Understand your obligations as an aid recipient.
  6. Accept your award before the reply date.
  7. Financial aid will auto distribute to your student account.
  8. The remaining balance will be deposited in your bank account or mailed to your home.
  9. Check MyUW for status and follow up with the financial aid office if needed.
  10. TMMBA students attend during summer quarter, so you will need to complete your FAFSA and a Summer Aid Application at least 12 weeks before the start of summer quarter.

Learn more about each of these steps on the UW Office of Financial Aid website.