FAQs Financial Aid Information

1. Financial Aid Contact Information:
2. How do I apply for Financial Aid (loan, grant, scholarship or work-study)?
  • Students who wish to apply for federal and/or state financial aid must complete the FAFSA via http://www.usm.edu/financialaid/
  • Students with questions regarding their financial aid may contact a financial aid counselor in the Financial Aid Office in Kennard-Washington Hall, room 101.
3. When is the financial aid deadline?
4. What is financial aid suspension?
  • Students receiving financial aid and do not meet satisfactory academic progress toward their degree could be placed on financial aid suspension.
  • While students on financial aid suspension will not receive financial aid, they will continue to be enrolled in pre-registered courses and are financially obligated to any course work attempted.
  • To appeal the financial aid suspension, contact financial.aid@usm.edu.
5. Financial Aid Scholarship Contact Information?
6. How can I find out what scholarships are available?
  • Students who wish to apply scholarships must complete the FAFSA via http://www.usm.edu/financialaid/
  • Students with questions regarding scholarships may contact a financial aid counselor in the Financial Aid Office in Kennard-Washington Hall, room 101.
  • Some colleges may have additional University foundation scholarships available.  Students should contact their Dean’s Office for more details on foundation scholarships.
7. How do I get Veteran’s Affairs (VA) benefits?
  • Veterans or dependents of veterans may be eligible for benefits based on federal guidelines.  For details and deadlines, contact the VA Specialist in the Registrar’s Office in Kennard-Washington Hall, room 110.
8. Tuition Charges Contact Information?
9. What is the Refund Policy (Withdrawals & Drops)?