How and when should I apply for aid?
We recommend that you complete the FAFSA at least 10 days after you file your federal taxes with the IRS. The new IRS Data Retrieval Tool will streamline your application process. If you need aid for Spring 2013 complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA. If you need aid for Summer and Fall 2013 complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA. You must reapply for financial aid each year.
What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will allow students, and parents of dependent students, who have already filed federal tax returns and who complete their FAFSA on the web to securely transfer their income and tax data from the IRS to their FAFSA.
Why should I use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is designed to provide quick and efficient completion of your FAFSA. You will be able to import tax return data directly into your FAFSA. In most cases, applicants who use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool will not have to supply the Financial Aid Office with Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS thereby decreasing the amount of time necessary to process your financial aid award.
Can I apply for aid if I haven't yet completed my taxes?
Yes, you can complete the FAFSA using estimated income. However, if you report estimated financial information on your FAFSA, it's possible you will be selected for verification. Be certain to update your FAFSA with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool once your tax return is submitted to the IRS.
I have completed and submitted my FAFSA, what happens next?
You will receive confirmation from the Department of Education that your FAFSA data has been processed in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR). Once you have been officially enrolled at Roseman University the Financial Aid Office will begin to process your FAFSA information. We will contact you by email to request further documentation if necessary and/or with your Financial Aid Award Letter.
What is verification?
Verification is the process of checking the information reported on your FAFSA for accuracy. If your application is selected, our office is required to collect certain documents such as IRS transcripts and worksheets from you and your parents or spouse, if applicable. Information from these documents is then compared to information from the student's FAFSA. Other documentation, including but not limited to documentation of federal benefits received or of child support paid, may also be requested as indicated by information on the FAFSA.
What should I do if I have not received an Award Letter from Financial Aid?
We only send Award Letter email notifications to students who are officially enrolled in their program. If you are enrolled and have not been contacted by Financial Aid call or email our office to verify that your FAFSA was received. You may also be required to submit further documentation before you can receive an Award Letter.
What is Federal Work-Study and how do I find a job?
Federal Work-study is employment through the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is based on financial need as determined from data reported on the FAFSA. If you are eligible for the FWS program, the maximum amount you may earn will appear on the Award Letter sent to you by our office. Your FWS funds will be provided to you via a biweekly paycheck for the hours you actually work. Earnings are not applied to your tuition and fee billing account. Students interview and are hired by prospective employers. Income earned through the FWS program can be excluded from total earnings on the subsequent year's FAFSA.
What if my Parent or Graduate PLUS loan is denied due to the result of my credit review?
If your PLUS loan is denied, you will receive notification from Applicant Services. You may either obtain an endorser, or you may choose to document extenuating circumstances relating to the reason you were declined. If you choose to have an endorser co-sign the PLUS application with you the endorser can complete the application through StudentLoans.gov. If you believe you have extenuating circumstances you can contact Applicant Services through StudentLoans.gov or at 1-800-557-7394 and they will guide you through the process. Detailed instructions and the criteria for adverse credit are listed in StudentLoans.gov FAQs section.
I received an outside scholarship. Should I report it to the Financial Aid Office?
Yes. If you are receiving financial aid, you must report the scholarship to the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will adjust your financial aid package to compensate. The outside scholarship is beneficial. Usually, your student loan eligibility will be reduced and replaced with your scholarship funds. This reduces the amount of money you will have to repay when you leave school or graduate.
How much is my tuition? When are my tuition and fees due? How do I make a payment?
For tuition and fee and payment information contact the Bursar's Office by phone at (702) 968-2072 or (702) 968-1658, or by email at email@example.com.
What office creates my refund check?
The Financial Aid Office does not create your refund check. The Bursar’s Office is responsible for this transaction.
What office is responsible for my 1098-T?
For 1098-T information contact the Bursar's Office by phone at (702) 968-2072 or (702) 968-1658, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have questions about the student health insurance and/or insurance waiver. Who should I speak to?
The Registrar and Student Services is your contact for student health insurance questions.
My loan servicer says I need to send them a deferment/enrollment/graduation verification. What do I need to do?
You need to fill out the Registrar and Student Services Enrollment and Graduation Verification Request Form and submit it to Registrar and Student Services Office.