Accepting Grants and Scholarships
You do not need to accept any grants or scholarships. These will automatically credit to your Bursar account.
You can accept your loans at any time during the academic year as long as the following requirements are met:
Have filed the FAFSA and been awarded Federal Direct Unsubsidized/GradPlus Loans.
- Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for financial aid.
- Do not have outstanding "To Do" items in UAccess.
When you accept a loan, the full amount will be split into two disbursements (for the Fall and Spring semesters).
Financial Aid Accept/Decline Steps:
In UAccess Student complete the following for loan acceptance:
- Select 'Accept/Decline Awards' link > Aid Year '2021'
- In the 'Accept ' column, click the box next to the aid you want to accept/decline
- Enter the academic year (fall/spring) amount you want to accept in the open box field of the 'Accepted' column
- Click 'Submit'
Financial Aid Authorization
If you want financial aid to cover your expenses billed on your Bursar's beyond tuition and fees, you need to grant permissions.
In UAccess Student complete the following:
Select ‘Financial Aid Authorization’ link
Click the ‘grant permissions’ button (disable popup blocker temporarily)
REQUIRED ONLY FOR: First-time UA borrowers and valid for 10 years
Complete the following at www.studentloans.gov:
- Master Promissory Note (MPN)* for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and a seperate MPN is required for Federal Direct Graduate PLUS
- Loan Entrance Counseling *
*Note: it can require 3-4 business days for the ED transcript to import into UAccess
Requirements For Disbursement
UNIT REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM OF 9 UNITS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
COURSE DATES: If you do not have a Fall 2020 course that begins on your respective start date, then your financial aid will NOT disburse until 10 days prior to the start of your first enrolled course and a ‘Fin Aid Disbursement Hold’ will be added to your UAccess Student account.