Category - Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of Rochester

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A Message from Our Directors
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The Rochester Promise
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The Thrill of Job Hunting!
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A Message from our Financial Aid Director
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Satisfactory Academic Progress: What Is It and Why Should I Care?
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Student Employment Office
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Loan Information and Borrowing Options
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Thoughts from the Bursar’s Office
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University Aid Awarding Policies
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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy – Federal and University Aid

A Message from Our Directors

Greetings from the University of Rochester, In late August, we welcomed roughly 1,370 first year students and over 100 transfer students, who joined our campus community from 54 countries and 43 states (including DC and Puerto Rico). Nearly 1 in 5 self identified as a first-generation college student, and they were interested in nearly 70 different[…]

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The Rochester Promise

by Kyle Insixiengmay, Class of 2022 Hi! My name is Kyle and I’m a sophomore at the University of Rochester. I’m a recipient of the Rochester Promise Scholarship, which grants free tuition to eligible graduates of the Rochester City School District (RCSD). Currently, my plan is to be a brain and cognitive science major with[…]

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The Thrill of Job Hunting!

Financial Literacy Monthly Digest Tips to boost your job-hunting experience! Searching for a job is like swiping left and right until you find the right partner. No one warns you about what to expect in the experience, because there is no right or wrong way to go about searching for a job. The process can[…]

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A Message from our Financial Aid Director

Hello! As we send award letters to admitted first-year students for Fall 2019, we begin the third year of “Early FAFSA” and “Prior-Prior Year” income being reported, meaning 2017 income tax returns for this filing cycle. So far, the process has been fairly smooth, especially for those families who are able to use the IRS[…]

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Satisfactory Academic Progress: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Hello, University of Rochester undergrads! With finals wrapping up, you’re all probably thinking quite a bit about your final grades and degree audits. You might be surprised to learn, however, that the Financial Aid Office is thinking about them too! Why? Something called “Satisfactory Academic Progress,” more commonly referred to by its acronym: “SAP.” We’re[…]

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Student Employment Office

The University of Rochester’s Student Employment Office exists to provide the support necessary to allow University of Rochester students to engage in non-benefited hourly employment through the University. The office manages the hourly employment process for all students matriculated in degree-granting programs. JobLink JobLink is the online employment system available to UR students to search[…]

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Loan Information and Borrowing Options

Federal Direct Stafford Loan There are both subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans for students. According to federal regulations, the amount of subsidized loan that you may borrow is limited to the difference between your student expense budget and the sum of your family contribution, benefits, and any other financial aid you receive. Unsubsidized[…]

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Thoughts from the Bursar’s Office

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for billing and cashiering operations. We collect, calculate, and bill all tuition and associated fees for students at the University. We partner with many different offices to bill fees such as mailboxes, lab fees, international student fees, study abroad fees, health fees and insurance, orientation, etc. Through our partnership with[…]

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University Aid Awarding Policies

Financial Aid Beyond Your First Year In general, you are eligible to receive financial aid at the University of Rochester for a total of eight semesters. If you are approved for a ninth semester of enrollment at the College, you may also receive financial aid. However, a separate appeal is required and approval is not[…]

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy – Federal and University Aid

Federal regulations require that colleges/universities monitor the academic progress of every student who is eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid, which includes the Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized), Parent PLUS Loan, and Work Study. Federal standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) include a qualitative (cumulative GPA) measurement of[…]

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