Receiving Aid Checklist

After you have completed the FAFSA, been admitted to UMD and received your award letter, complete the checklist below to make sure your financial aid funds are paid to your account at the beginning of the semester.


Award Letter
  • Review your financial aid award

  • Accept loans and Federal Work-Study

  • Create a budget using your financial aid award

Loans

Students:

  • Accept the loan amount you want to borrow; you do not have to accept the maximum amount you are offered

  • Complete your entrance counseling and your promissory note, which are  required for first-time borrowers

Parents:

  • Request the Parent PLUS (if needed)

  • Complete your promissory note (required for first-time federal borrowers)

Graduate students:

  • Request the Graduate PLUS (if needed)

  • Complete your entrance counseling and your promissory note (required for first-time borrowers)

Required
  • Report all scholarships and other outside sources of funds
  • Review the requirements and your responsibilities as a financial aid recipient laid out in our Policies section
Important

For additional information, please review the Getting Your Aid FAQs.