Important information from UMW’s Financial Aid Office.
2/1/19 2019 – 2020 UMW FAFSA Priority Deadline
- FERPA: Due to Federal privacy regulation (FERPA), the Office of Financial Aid is only permitted to speak to students, and individuals that they have designated a ‘delegated user.’ This allows Financial Aid Representatives to speak to the third party about financial aid requirements, and award status.
- Contacting Financial Aid: If leaving a voicemail for the Financial Aid staff, please leave a clear, concise message including the student’s name and student ID number. Please spell your last name. We will make every effort to return all voicemails and emails within 3 business days.
- 2019-2020 FAFSA: The 2019-2020 FAFSA opened October 1st at fafsa.ed.gov. It is recommended that students complete the FAFSA early to ensure they receive funding from all financial aid programs for which they are eligible. For example, Virginia State grants have limited funding, and are awarded based on FAFSA completion date until the grant funds are depleted.
- Course in Program of Study: Federal regulations stipulate that a student may only receive US Federal Title IV Funds for courses that count towards their degree/certificate. To comply with this regulation, institutions must track the courses that a student is registered for that count toward their degree/certificate program. Students are encouraged to review their degree audit each semester to make sure all registered and completed courses are a part of their degree program. Students can contact their Academic Advisor or the Registrar’s office for assistance.
- Electronic Consent to Receive Email Communication: All federal and state financial aid recipients must inform UMW how they would like to receive required notices and disclosures throughout the year. This can be completed by the student in the MyUMW Eagle Gateway. Students may select “yes” to receive emails or “no” to receive paper mail to their campus mailbox. Students must confirm this selection each year.
- Enrollment Changes & Financial Aid: When initially awarded, financial aid is based on full-time enrollment (12-18 credits/semester). After the add/drop period, all financial aid packages are reviewed based on actual enrollment. Please be aware that dropping below full-time status could cause a change in your financial aid package. Please visit the UMW Financial aid website for a full list of enrollment requirements by program type.
- Student Employment: There are approximately 700 student employment positions across campus. Students may apply through the UMW Careers. Hiring occurs throughout the year. Students are encouraged to reach out to any department for which they are interested in applying, as they would make the actual hiring positions.
UMW Office of Financial Aid
Lee Hall, 2nd Floor