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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.

Private/alternative loans

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.

Parent/Guest Access

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.

13-credit policy

Do you know about the 13-credit policy? If you're a degree-seeking undergraduate, you pay a flat tuition rate based on 13 credits, regardless of your credit load. If circumstances prevent you from registering for 13 or more credits, you can apply for an exemption by the end of the fourth week of the semester.

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.