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Dashboard Tab

The Dashboard tab is the Home page of the financial aid portal. The navigation is found on the left-hand side of each page of the portal.

Financial Aid Tab

The Financial Aid tab has all your financial aid award offers.

Action Items

Action items requiring attention will have a red numbered bubble.

My Financial Plan Tab

Only a test group of students will have My Financial Plan. If you do not have it, no problem!

Useful Links Tab

Access important federal and university financial aid links through the Useful Links tab.

Documents Tab

Access necessary documents needed to process your financial aid awards through the Documents tab.


Profile and "Show Full Info"

Profile and show all info

Profile Information

Your profile information can be found by clicking on your name at the top-right of the portal.

Show Full Info Link

Click on the "Show Full Info" link throughout your portal to view additional information the Financial Aid Office wants to share with you. 


My Financial Plan

My financial Plan Section

Only a test group of students will have My Financial Plan. If you do not have it, no problem!

Academic Year

The Academic Year will default to showing your current Academic Year’s (semester) awards.

Review & Accept Financial Aid Link

You can access your current award offers by clicking on the "Review & Accept Financial Aid link.

Documents

All Needed documents will show at the bottom of your Dashboard.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid Portal

Hyperlinked Date

Clicking on the hyperlinked date at the top of the page will take you to the action item down below.

Ok, Got It Button

Clicking on this blue "OK, Got It" button will remove the above box with the action item. To get the box back, refresh the page.

Show Full Info Link

Click on the "Show Full Info" link throughout your portal to view additional information the Financial Aid Office wants to share with you. 

Blue Dropdown Arrow

Clicking on the blue dropdown arrow under Academic Year will expand and allow you to see your past, present, and future Academic Years. See “Academic Year” below. 

Review and Update Link

Clicking on “Review and Update” will expand your loan options.


Academic Year

Academic Year

View Prior, Current, or Future Academic Year awards by clicking on the appropriate row you wish to view.


Loans

Action Items

Action items requiring attention will have a red numbered bubble next to them.

"You can accept an additional" Link

You must accept ALL of your Subsidized loan amounts (if applicable) before you can accept any Unsubsidized loan amount.

Gross vs Net

Gross is the total amount of loan you will have to repay. 

Net is the amount of loan you will receive (Gross amount – origination fee).

Loans

Accepted Notice

Loans that have successfully been accepted will show a green “Accepted” box next to them.

Net Amount

The "Net Amount" of the total loan you accept will be equally split in a 2-semester payment period.

Total

To accept more loans, enter in the TOTAL amount you want to receive for the Academic Year—remember, it will be equally split in half in a 2-semester payment period.

Loans not Accepted

Loans that have not been accepted yet will show a red “Offered” box next to them.


Documents

Status

Documents will default to only showing documents in “Needed” status. 

Show All Documents

Clicking the "Show All Documents" button will show documents with all different statuses. See “Show All Documents” below.

Financial Aid Documents

Show Full Info

Click on the "Show Full Info" button throughout your portal to view additional information the Financial Aid Office wants to share with you. 

"Review and Update" Link

Clicking on the “Review and Update” link will expand your document with instructions and download/upload options. See “Document Example” below.


Document Example

Document

Instructions

Specific instructions or comments from the Financial Aid office will appear in a blue box.

Download Button

Click the download icon button if you need to download a form to complete it.

"Form To Complete"

The document described in blue text is NOT a hyperlink. Click on the download icon button on the right-hand side to download documents.


Show All Documents Example

Show all documents

"Show All Documents"

Click on the “Show All Documents” button to see all of your past and present documents.

Status Dates

The status dates show the last date the document was updated. Make sure to view the Counselor Comments (see above) if the document is not Satisfied.