Need to Know...
Financial aid notice - late July
Financial aid offers for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available to students in late July. You will receive an email notification when your financial aid offer is ready. You may also access your award offer through the My Finances tab of MyU.
Federal student loans provide the most favorable terms, so accept any awarded federal loans first. If you need additional support or do not wish to accept the Parent PLUS loan, evaluate your private loan options.
The University is prohibited from releasing certain information to parents and other third parties without permission of the student. Students may authorize access to their record and/or student account by completing the Parent/Guest Access process.
Beware of tax season scams
Tax season is open season for fraud scams. Fraudulent telephone scams and also pop-up windows suggesting support and upgrades are commonly used for scams. For your own online safety, beware of telephone calls, supposedly from the IRS, telling you you owe money. Do not click on links or call telephone numbers that appear in pop-up windows. Learn more on the Phishing Scams Targeting the UMN.