Here you can find links to the most commonly requested Financial Aid forms and documents. These forms are valid for Fall 2010, Spring 2011, and Summer 2011.
Use this form to let the Financial Aid Office know how much of your loan award you want to accept. You should only submit this form AFTER you have reviewed your 2010-11 Award Offer and have completed the Direct Loan MPN (Master Promissory Note) at www.StudentLoans.gov. Download Loan Request Form
Before you begin your FAFSA on the Web application, use this worksheet to help collect your (and your parents', if required) information. It includes links to the FAFSA web site and suggestions to help you complete the FAFSA online. This worksheet is also available in Spanish. Download Worksheet
The US Department of Education randomly selects 30% of applications to be verified. If your application has been selected for verification, you may print out the Verification Worksheet, complete it and attach a signed copy of your (and your spouse's, if you are married) 1040 tax form, and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. Download Worksheet
The US Department of Education randomly selects 30% of applications to be verified. If your application has been selected for verification, you may print out the Verification Worksheet, complete it and attach a signed copy of your and your parent's 1040 tax forms, and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. Download Worksheet
Use this form if you have a special circumstance which could affect your ability to contribute toward your academic expenses. The purpose of the special circumstances forms is to inform the Financial Aid Office of unusual or extraordinary information that is not included on your FAFSA form that may increase your student aid. Download Petition
When you apply for financial aid, your answers to certain questions on the FAFSA determine whether you're considered dependent or independent for financial aid purposes. If you are considered a dependent student you must report your parents income and assets as well as your own. If you are considered an independent student, you report only your income and assets (and those of your spouse, if you're married). Download and complete this petition if you have an extreme and unique situation (such as an abusive family situation) that would prevent you from being able to obtain your parent's information. Please be advised that the U.S. Department of Education has revised the policy regarding dependency overrides, and we are no longer able to grant dependency overrides solely on the basis of self-support and independent living standards. Download Petition
Download this form if you have been placed on financial aid suspension due to low GPA and/or cumulative completion rate, or have reached the maximum time frame to be eligible for financial aid, and would like to appeal the decision. Download Appeal
Submit this form if requested to determine your eligibility for Minnesota State Grant funding. Download Questionnaire
The Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program helps low income students who have young children pay for child care while the student attends classes. (view more information) Download Application
Download this form if you would like to return all or part of any loan funds that were disbursed to you during the current award year. Download Request Form
If a student is attending more than one school during the same semester, a consortium agreement must be completed to ensure that a student receives their full financial aid. Federal regulations state that only one school can pay a student's financial aid per semester. Download this form if you are receiving financial aid from Metro State (the "Home" institution) and are taking courses at another school (the "Host" institution). Please see "Financial Aid for Credits Taken at Another School" for additional information. It is the student's responsibility to pay all tuition and fees at the "Host" institution. Please choose your Host school from the drop-down list below and click the "Download" button to download the correct form.
Most male students must register with Selective Service to receive federal aid. If you have received a letter from Metropolitan State's Financial Aid Office requesting proof of Selective Service registration, this means that the US Department of Education could not verify that you have registered. Please download the "Request for Status Information Letter" and send it to the address listed in Section 3. You will receive a letter from Selective Service in 4-6 weeks. Please submit a copy of this letter to the Financial Aid Office, and we will be able to continue to process your financial aid application. Download Request Form
This form allows students to authorize a 3rd party to access student information protected under the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FFERPA). Download Authorization Form
Direct deposit is a convenient and safe way to receive your student payroll, financial aid, or refund monies. If you are interested in having funds deposited directly into your checking or savings account, complete this form and submit it, together with a voided check, to the Student Payroll Office in Founder’s Hall. Download Form
According to federal regulations, Metropolitan State University is required to have your signed authorization in order to apply Federal financial aid proceeds to pay charges other than required tuition and fees. One example of a non-required charge applied to your student account is the bookstore credit program. If you are eligible for Federal, State and Institutional financial aid and if this financial aid exceeds your tuition and fees, you may grant permission to Metropolitan State University to pay these non-required charges with the proceeds of your financial aid. This authorization remains valid until you rescind this authorization or graduate from your program. Download Authorization Form
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For Financial Aid questions, please contact the Gateway Student Services Center at 651-793-1414 or email through Ask Us.