Financial Aid is given annually. You must complete a new FAFSA every year to apply for grants and loans.
Need summer aid? In addition to the steps below, complete the summer aid application and review important information about summer aid.
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|The University of Akron
Office of Student Financial Aid
Akron, OH 44325-6211
|In person:||Simmons Hall Lobby|
You can request a duplicate PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.
No. You can use the same PIN every year.
Yes, you can complete the FAFSA before you've filed your taxes. It is recommended that you file the FAFSA before March 1.
You will not be considered for Federal Work-Study, SEOG, or Perkins loans, but your application will be processed and financial aid will be awarded.
By mail or e-mail.
Check the status of a submitted FAFSA at fafsa.gov. Or you can call 800-433-3243.
TTY line for the hearing impaired is 800-730-8913.
You can correct a mistake on your FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
You will be notified by mail. Also check My Akron to see which documents have been requested.
You can update your contact information in My Akron.
Students receive their UANet ID in their Enrollment Packet after they pay the confirmation fee. If you need help with your ID and/or password, contact the Help Desk 330/972-6888.
Typically you will use the information of the custodial parent. If you live on your own you will use the information of the parent who provides the most financial support.
Complete the FAFSA using the income information reported on your parent’s federal tax return. Next, request a Special Circumstance application from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
If you want to use your new spouse’s income or become an independent student, complete your FAFSA after you are married. If you were married in the last year, you will file the FAFSA using the income of both you and your spouse.
Award letters are mailed on a continuous basis beginning in mid-April to new freshmen and transfer students who have completed the FAFSA and submitted all requested verification materials. Award notifications for continuing students are available on My Akron beginning in early June for students who have completed the FAFSA and submitted all requested verification materials. Academic records are evaluated for compliance with Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress prior to awarding financial aid to continuing students.
Yes, you can receive student refunds through direct deposit.
Sign up in three easy steps:
Addresses must be valid in order to receive a refund. Please allow 24 hours after signing up for your account to be active.
Student employees who are already paid by direct deposit will still need to sign up using the process above to receive a student refund by direct deposit.
If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Accounts at 330-972-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have 14 days after disbursement to return the funds to the Cashier located in the Simmons Hall lobby. After 14 days, the funds can be returned to the federal government. Print your name and social security number on the check and indicate which loan type the payment should be applied toward (for example: PLUS, Subsidized, or Unsubsidized). Make your check payable to U.S. Department of Education and mail to:
U.S. Department of Education
Direct Loan Payment Center
P.O. Box 530260
Atlanta, GA 30353-0260
If you don't see any financial aid, check and complete your To-Do list items. Aid is awarded approximately one week after all of the To-Do items are complete.