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Tips to Remember When Applying for Financial Aid

  • You must reapply (complete/update FAFSA)for financial aid EACH YEAR.
  • Missing SUBR's priority deadline date of March 31st may limit the amount of aid you may receive.
  • You can complete the FAFSA using estimated income and tax figures. If necessary, do this rather than missing SUBR's priority deadline. Be prepared to submit your prior year(s) IRS Tax Return Transcript(s). To obtain a free IRS tax return transcript, log on to the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) website website at www.irs.ed.gov or call 1-800-908-9946. Make sure to request the "IRS tax return transcript" and not the "IRS tax account transcript."  If you are married and you and your spouse filed separate tax returns, you must submit tax return transcripts for both you and your spouse.
  • If you are a Dependent student, you must submit a copy of your and your parent's prior year(s) IRS tax return transcript(s)-not photocopies of the income tax return. To obtain a free IRS tax return transcript, log on to the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) at www.irs.ed.gov or call 1-800-908-9946. Make sure to request the "IRS tax return transcript" and not the "IRS tax account transcript."  If your parents are married and filed separate tax returns, you must submit a copy of both parent's tax return transcripts.
  • You must respond timely to all requests for additional documents and information.
  • No federal financial aid can be awarded until all required information and documents have been received and the verification process has been completed.
  • Make sure all documents submitted are properly signed and dated.
  • You should submit all required worksheets and documents at the same time.
  • Incomplete documents will not be processed.
  • Include the student's name and SUBR I.D. # (i.e. S#) on all documents.
  • Be sure that your current permanent address has been update through your Banner Self Service account and the at Registrar's Office.
  • Keep a copy of all documents related to your financial aid, promissory notes and disclosure statements.
  • Since private scholarships often require separate scholarship applications, begin researching for scholarships early.
  • The Financial Aid Office is committed to providing courteous and efficient service to our students.
  • You must have access to and monitor you SUBR email account for information sent from the Financial Aid office.
  • You must have access to your Banner Self Service account to view required information regarding your Financial Aid process and statuses. 
  • Please Contact Us to ask questions if you do not understand.