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AQ/UDM Nursing Program Financial Aid Facts

 
Who should I contact with financial aid questions?
You may contact: Jill Zagar at Aquinas - (616) 632-2861 or jmz001@aquinas.edu or Denise Morabito at UDM - (313) 993-1405 or morabidc@udmercy.edu
 
Which website should I visit for more information on Financial Aid?
You should visit the UDM Financial Aid Website.
 
Do financial aid and scholarships come from Aquinas or UDM?
All of your financial aid and scholarships will be issued through UDM, not Aquinas. Be sure to list the UDM school code (002323) on your FAFSA. UDM will receive a copy of your FAFSA electronically and your financial aid package will be available to view on Titan Connect.
 
How do I know when my financial aid package has been awarded?
Once a student has been admitted and UDM has received their FAFSA, the student will be sent an email on Titan Connect  notifying them their award is ready to be viewed. This usually occurs around the beginning of March 5.
 
How do I access my TitanConnect award?
Once you receive your TitanConnect User Name & Password in the mail, you should log on to http://tc.udmercy.edu. Check out the TitanConnect link for detailed instructions on how to use your TitanConnect account.
 
What if I have received my TitanConnect Email in the mail, but misplaced it?
You may contact the UDM Information Technology Department help desk at (313) 993-1500, and they will reissue you a new username and password.
 
What if I already submitted my FAFSA and did not list UDM’s Federal School Code?
Go online to fafsa.gov and list UDM’s school code 1st (002323).
 
Can the same aid offered by Aquinas transfer to UDM?
Not in the way you are probably thinking. All newly admitted freshmen and transfer students, who plan to attend full-time (12-18 credits), receive a grant or scholarship from UDM.  Each student is awarded aid from federal and state funds based on financial need.  AQ/UDM nursing students are not eligible to receive any scholarships, grants, or financial aid from Aquinas College.
 
When should I file for aid each year?

We encourage everyone to file the Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible in order to maximize their financial aid eligibility. The new FAFSA become available January 1st  of each year. We encourage students to complete the FAFSA by March 1st each year. The UDM federal school code is 002323 and should be entered on the first line in the school code section. Filing is easy online at fafsa.ed.gov.


If you have not completed your 2013 federal tax return yet, you may file the 2014-2015 FAFSA by reporting estimated income. You may use your 2013 W-2 form or your 2012 federal tax return in order to estimate the income information you need to report on the 2014-2015 FAFSA. Note: Once you file your 2013 federal tax return, you must update the FAFSA using the correct income information.

 
When will I find out how much aid I will receive?
UDM begins e-mailing financial aid award notifications to all new freshmen students at the beginning of March and to transfer students in April. Once we receive the electronic version of your FAFSA, an award for fall and winter terms will be available for you to view on the TitanConnectSelf-Service system. On TitanConnect enter your user code and password in the box on the top right and click login. New students will receive a letter from the UDM Admissions department with information about your user I.D. and password. Students are able to accept their award offers online through the TitanConnect self-service system.
 
Can I receive more money from UDM than I was awarded?
UDM awards your full aid eligibility right up front. All full time students receive a UDM grant or scholarship, as well as federal and state need based grants and loans if you qualify. Another option is credit based private alternative loans. >More Information
 
What if I don’t want any loans?
Loans are an “optional”  investment toward your education. Stafford loans have a current fixed interest rate of 3.4% on the subsidized Stafford loan, and 6.8% on the unsubsidized Stafford loan. Repayment begins 6 months after graduation or when you cease to be enrolled at least half-time, with a 10-25 year repayment options. If you still don’t want loans, you may set-up a convenient payment arrangement by contacting Tuition Management Systems or (888) 713-7234.
 
How do I complete loan MPN’s?
If you are eligible for a Perkins loan, you will receive notification from ECSI, a third party servicer that UDM contract with, regarding completing an electronic mater promissory note. If you accept the Stafford loan, you will need to complete a master promissory note online at studentloans.gov. For students who choose to borrow a Stafford loan, loan entrance counseling is required for all first time Stafford loan borrowers. Students must complete the entrance counseling online at studentloans.gov.
 
What is verification?
Each year the federal government randomly selects about 30% of FAFSA applicants to verify the information they provided on the FAFSA. Those selected must verify through documentation, all income reported on the FAGSA for the family. Forms required are (1) a 2014-2015 verification worksheet that is available online (click on forms) and (2) IRS tax return transcripts (instructions available online).
 
Can I receive a book voucher?
No, UDM does not have a book voucher system. Books are usually purchased from personal resources or a refund check. Students are encouraged to plan ahead. Books and materials are purchased at Aquinas.
 
Do you have a payment plan for making payments?
UDM is pleased to offer at 10-month interest-free payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Your only cost is a $60 enrollment fee. Because this is not a loan, there is not interest and everyone qualifies. To enroll, just call (888) 713-7234.