|1||Complete the FAFSA||Complete the FAFSA online. Metropolitan State University's Federal School Code is 010374.|
|2||Apply for Admission||Only students fully admitted are eligible for aid. Please be sure to apply early. Please check the calendar for application deadline dates.|
|3||Wait 3 weeks for notification||Students will receive either a Financial Aid Award Letter or a request for additional information from the Financial Aid Office. Complete and return any documents requested.|
|4||Accept Federal Direct Loan Awards||If the Financial Aid Award Letter includes Federal Direct Loans, students submit the online Loan Acceptance within eServices, complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) once every ten years, and Entrance Counseling to receive the funding.|
Loan acceptance instructions can be found here and are also included in the Financial Aid Award Letter. Log in to Student eServicesl to view the official Award.
|5||Financial Aid Overages||If financial aid is greater than cost of tuition and fees, the credit balance will be disbursed to the student by the Financial Management Office via the Higher One account. Be sure to activate your account make your disbursement choice.|
|6||Check your Financial Aid Status||
Financial aid will apply to student accounts on the scheduled Disbursement Date.
|7||My Financial Aid Situation Has Changed||
If your financial situation has changed since the prior tax year, or if you have other unique circumstances that the EFC formula does not consider, you may request that Metropolitan State re-evaluate your financial aid. If you provide documentation of your special circumstances to the Financial Aid Office, a financial aid officer may make adjustments to the data you submitted on the FAFSA. In some cases, adjusting data will increase your financial aid.
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