The first step to receiving financial aid begins with filing your Free Application
for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA. You must file a FAFSA every year.
This is the key to obtaining state and federal dollars toward your education.
Once you've filed your FAFSA and accepted any awarded funds, we will help you apply it to your costs.
FAFSA Completion Assistance
If you are an admitted student and would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment with Financial Aid, you can do so through your Navigate student account. Once you have logged in to your Navigate student account, please follow this process to schedule your appointment:
- Choose the "I need help with" button.
- Select "Paying for College," then "Financial Aid Assistance," and finally "Virtual Meeting."
- Select "Financial Aid Office" and choose the staff member with whom you'd like to meet.
- Select the Time that works for you.
- Confirm your appointment details.
FAFSA Completion Videos
- FAFSA Form and FSA ID Tips for Parents
- FAFSA Overview
- How to fill out your FAFSA
- FAFSA: Determining your Dependency Status
- After the FAFSA: What Happens Next
For more information on professional judgment's, please visit the Professional Judgement page for more information. Please know that COVID-19 is a mitigating circumstance that can be considered for professional judgment.
Outside Designated Scholarships
An outside designated scholarship is any scholarshipnot awarded by the government or the school, such as one provided by a private sector
company, philanthropist, or foundation. Outside scholarships are considered resources,
meaning that they reduce your financial aid package dollar for dollar.
Please visit the Outside Scholarships page for important information on how UAFS processes outside scholarships from third-party donors.
Financial Aid Verification Process
Please visit the Enrollment Verification page for important information about the verification process.
Obtaining the Tax Return Transcript or Letter of Non-Filing Status
To request a Tax Return Transcript:
- To print directly, click the “Get Transcript ONLINE” button.
- To request a mailed copy, click the “Get Transcript by MAIL” button.
- Students and parents may also submit the Form 4506-T to the IRS to request additional tax documentation, such as the Tax Return Transcript, Verification of Non-filing, and Wage and Income Statement.
NOTE: If a tax return was filed for the requested tax year, a Tax Return Transcript will be available. If a tax return was not filed for the requested tax year, a Letter of Non-Filing Status will be provided.
Accepting Your Financial Aid
- Click Students
- Click Financial Aid
- Log in to Banner Self-Service
- Select the correct Financial Aid Year
- Click Submit
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is made up of three components: GPA, course completion
rate, and a maximum timeframe. Students are required to maintain a cumulative UAFS
GPA of 2.0 and a 67 percent course completion rate as well as complete their degree
with 150 percent of the credit hours required for degree completion.
Visit the SAP page for additional details.
Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
Veterans Affairs offers a variety of educational benefits to qualifying veterans based on their service history. Please visit the Veterans Services page for additional details.