Presentation on theme: "New Student Orientation Student Financial Aid and Scholarships."— Presentation transcript:
New Student Orientation Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
If you haven’t done so already… Submit a FAFSA TODAY!! - www.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov - Process can take 6-8 weeks Submit any requested documents ASAP to avoid delays in aid processing (Verification). - View the “To Do List” in your Student Center
Right Now…. Review financial aid award letter in the Student Center on https://mynevada.unr.eduhttps://mynevada.unr.edu Complete Stafford loan process Apply for parent PLUS loans Read The Guide and Satisfactory Academic Progress policy at www.unr.edu/financial-aidwww.unr.edu/financial-aid
Stafford Loans Subsidized: need-based, interest covered by government while enrolled half-time Unsubsidized: interest accrues after 1 st disbursement. Payments can be deferred until repayment starts. Accept award in Student Center of MyNEVADA Complete Master Promissory Note & Entrance Counseling online at https://studentloans.govhttps://studentloans.gov
PLUS Loans Submit PLUS Loan Activation Form - available at www.unr.edu/financial-aidwww.unr.edu/financial-aid Complete Master Promissory Note at https://studentloans.govhttps://studentloans.gov If PLUS loan is denied, student can request increase on unsubsidized Stafford loan: - $4,000 Freshman & Sophomore - $5,000 Junior & Senior - Student must submit Stafford loan activation form on our website to request increase
Scholarships Students receiving private scholarships should have their donors forward their scholarship checks to: Scholarship Office – Mail Stop -076; University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, NV 89557. Checks should be payable to “The Board of Regents” Nevada H.S. grads who qualify for the Millennium Scholarship will be notified beginning late July - Visit www.nevadatreasurer.gov for more info and to activate scholarshipwww.nevadatreasurer.gov
Student Employment Campus jobs are available for students enrolled in a minimum of 6 UNR credits who maintain a 2.0 UNR GPA. Jobs are posted electronically on the campus’ Job Board – http://jobs.unr.eduhttp://jobs.unr.edu College Work Study applies to all campus jobs.
Additional Information Students receiving other aid should notify our office by submitting a Reporting Resources and Changes form. Families with special circumstances can view the form available on our website for consideration. Students can authorize release of their information to parents beginning July 5, 2011.
The Bill Payments due August 26, 2011 for Fall 2011 semester Deferred payment plan available - 3 payments during the semester Disbursements may begin as early as 10 business days prior to the start of the semester. Prepaid Tuition is credited by the Cashiers Office Direct deposit can be set up in MyNEVADA
The Bill, cont… “Pay in your pajamas” – Avoid standing in line – Pay before the deadline – Pay on MyNEVADA – Payment drop box – Mail in payment For questions, contact the Cashiers Office: 775.784.6915
Questions?? Contact Us: The Financial Aid Office and Cashiers Office are located on the 3 rd floor of Fitzgerald Student Services Bldg Financial Aid Phone: (775) 784-4666 Cashier’s Office Phone: (775) 784-6915 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org@unr.edu Website: www.unr.edu/financial-aidwww.unr.edu/financial-aid