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Federal Aid Processes

Award Notification

When all documents have been provided and applications are reviewed to determine eligibility for federal aid, students are awarded. When awarded aid, new students are notified by regular mail and through their UM email account. All other students are notified through UM email only. The notification provides instructions regarding Banner Self Service. Aid offers are accepted/declined on Banner Self Service.

Prior to accessing the “Accept Award Offer” tab on Self Service, students must click on the designated tab to the left of “Terms and Conditions of Award” tab and respond to the question regarding the “Title IV Authorization”.  Next click on “Terms and Conditions of Award” and click “accept” after completing the requirement.  Lastly, click “Accept Award Offer” where aid offers are accepted/declined.  Please note that beyond accepting/declining aid there may be additional requirements for certain types of aid. These additional requirements are addressed in detail under “Terms and Conditions of Award”.

Summer Awards

Each award year begins with the Fall semester and ends with the last session of the Summer term. Summer applications will no longer be available as the awarding of summer aid has been automated. Please note your eligibility for summer aid will be reviewed and communicated to you following your summer registration.