Fill out the FAFSA
Notification & Acceptance of Award
Disbursement of Funds
You must meet certain eligibility requirements for financial aid. Please review your eligibility status prior to filing your FAFSA. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for all federal student-aid programs and must be filed annually. The FAFSA is filed electronically and requires UNE’s Institution Code (002050). Completing and submitting your FAFSA requires that you apply for an FSA ID from the Department of Education.
You may complete the FAFSA before filing your taxes using estimated figures. However, you will need to update your FAFSA once your taxes are completed; the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) may be used to update your information roughly two weeks after you have filed your tax returns. A helpful video is available.
After submitting your application, you receive your Electronic Student Aid Report (SAR), which provides helpful information, including potential steps you may need to take.
ALERT: Have You Set Up Your UNE Accounts?
In order to receive vital Student Financial Services communications and complete Financial Aid process requirements, you must set up your UNE accounts as soon as possible.
Upon electronic receipt of your FAFSA and acceptance into an eligible degree program, UNE will determine your award eligibility.
Keep an eye out for an email confirmation with your Student Aid Report (SAR). If issues are identified in this report, you will be required to provide further information to UNE before your award can be determined.
Title IV Authorization
What does this mean? Students must “authorize” the University to apply federal financial aid funding to non-educational charges on their bill. We’ll need you to make a decision on this and complete the requirement on U-Online.
If you wish to permit Student Financial Services staff to engage in any kind of conversation (i.e. in person, phone or email) regarding your account and financial aid, you will need to complete an “Authorization for Release of Information.” This requirement on your U-Online account only applies if you are authorizing others to speak with us. Choosing not to complete this form will not affect your financial aid.
Financial Aid funds are scheduled to disburse (pay out) to your account at the start of each semester and are applied to any outstanding charges. Please consult the disbursement schedule to determine when your funds will pay out according to your program's academic calendar. Financial aid funds disburse electronically unless you are notified otherwise.