How To Apply Undergraduate Below are the financial aid application requirements for prospective U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen undergraduate students. Use the checklist provided to make sure you submit all of the required forms and documents on time. To learn how to apply for loans click here.

Prospective Students
 
Apply to the University as a degree-seeking student
This applies to new students and those seeking readmission to the University.

To be considered for Federal, State, and institutional need-based aid, the following must be completed:
**Students who only wish to be considered for the Federal Pell Grant or Federal Direct Loans will only need to complete the FAFSA application.
 
Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Online
UM CSS Code is 5815

 
 
Early Decision
November 1
Early Action/Regular Decision
February 1
Transfers
March 1

 
Complete the Noncustodial Parent Profile (if applicable)
You will be notified during your PROFILE application if this is required and PROFILE will contact your Noncustodial Parent on your behalf. If you are unable to submit the Noncustodial Profile form, please contact our office for more information.

 
Submit SIGNED Prior Year Tax Documents
Once your PROFILE Application has been completed you will need to submit signed copies of the Parent and Student tax returns (with all schedules) and W-2’s to the Office of Financial Assistance. Estimated financial aid awards will not be processed without this documentation.

 
Submit Current Year Tax Transcripts
Once filed you will also need to submit copies of the current year tax return transcript (with all schedules) from the IRS and W-2’s to the Office of Financial Assistance. Final financial aid awards will not be disbursed until this documentation has been submitted and reviewed. To obtain the IRS Tax Return Transcript visit www.irs.gov.

To be considered for federal and state need-based aid, the following must be completed:
 
Complete the FAFSA Online
Federal School Code is 001536
Request a FAFSA PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.

  • FAFSA may be completed as early as January 1, but prior to the preferred filing deadlines of February 1 for freshmen and March 1 for transfer students.

  • Florida residents applying for the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) must meet the initial deadline and complete all subsequent revisions no later than June 1. Students applying after the preferred date will be awarded on a funds available basis.

  • To be considered for State of Florida financial aid the following must be completed:
     
    Complete Certification of Florida Residency (Florida residents only)
    Submit to OFAS by mail, fax, or email by June 1. Any certifications received after June 1 will be awarded on a funds available basis when eligible. The FAFSA will also be accepted in addition to the Florida Residency application, if applicable. In addition, two supporting documents will still need to be included for processing (see certification of Florida Residency application for detailed descriptions of all acceptable documentation).

     
    Florida Residents Only - Have your high school guidance counselor submit your information and authorization form to the Florida Bright Futures Program
    This requirement must be completed via the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. Your high school counselor will know the procedures for completion, but may call our office for assistance if necessary.

     
    Register with Selective Services (Male students age 18-24 only)


    Current and Readmitted Students
     
    Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Online
    UM CSS Code is 5815

    Continuing students*
    April 15

    *Students who entered during the Fall 2014 and later and readmitted students.

     
    Complete the FAFSA Online
    Federal School Code is 001536
    FAFSA may be completed as early as January 1, but prior to the April 15 preferred filing deadline.

    Continuing students
    April 15

     
    Complete the Noncustodial Parent Profile (if applicable)
    You will be notified during your PROFILE application if this is required and PROFILE will contact your Noncustodial Parent on your behalf. If you are unable to submit the Noncustodial Profile form, please contact our office for more information.

     
    Submit Current Year Tax Transcript
    Once filed, you will need to submit copies of the current year tax return transcript (with all schedules) from the IRS and W-2’s to the Office of Financial Assistance. Final financial aid awards will not be disbursed until this documentation has been submitted and reviewed. To obtain the IRS Tax Return Transcript visit www.irs.gov.


    Additional Documentation
    Students will be notified via their CaneLink account “To-Do” list of any additional documentation the Office of Financial Assistance Services deems necessary in review and processing of the student’s financial aid application. No financial aid can be finalized until all requested documentation is received and reviewed by the OFAS.

    Award Notification
    Students will receive an email alerting them that their financial aid award(s) has posted to their CaneLink account. You can view the award by clicking on “Go To Student Center” and then on “View Financial Aid.” You may accept/decline all or any portion of the award through your CaneLink account.

    Renewing Your Financial Aid
    Financial aid does not automatically renew at the start of a new academic year. In order to continue receiving federal financial aid all students must refile the FAFSA annually by the appropriate deadline date. In addition, students who enroll in the University as of the 2014-2015 academic year must refile the CSS/Financial Aid Profile application annually in order to continue receiving institutional need-based aid. Students must meet academic eligibility criteria each year.

    **NOTE: Financial aid eligibility will not be determined if any portion of the student’s financial aid application is incomplete. It will be important that students monitor and complete their financial aid To Do List items in a timely manner.