Only applicants and students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens are eligible for federal aid. To receive such aid, both new and continuing students must complete two forms. The first is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The form is available after January 1. Loan borrowers must also complete a Loan Entrance Interview. Students must also complete a Union Financial Aid Form annually. New students are required to complete an Entrance Interview before federal aid can be disbursed. Prior to leaving Union, students are also required to complete an Exit Interview. In addition, students must complete Master Promissory Notes (MPN’s) for each type of federal loan to be borrowed.
The amount of federal aid that may be available to you depends on the annual evaluation of your financial need via the required forms. You must also maintain at least half-time enrollment (6 points), and make satisfactory progress toward the completion of your degree requirements. To learn more about the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), please see the Financial Aid and Student Billing Policy & Procedure Handbook.