UR students may see their need-based aid change between years for a variety of reasons. Those reasons aren’t always clear to students, so we’ve put together a video that explains the broader trends behind financial aid and what to expect year to year as well as some common reasons students may see a change. Be sure to check it out! For students and parents interested in learning more about our aid policies, we encourage you to read over our FA Handbook for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Visit fafsa.gov to complete the FAFSA and use our school code of 002894. When completing your FAFSA, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which simplifies the application process. This year, the FAFSA will be using 2017 tax data, so your tax information will already be available to you. To determine if you are required to submit the CSS Profile, log into your FAOnline account and review the Required Documents page.
Select undergraduate students are required to submit additional paperwork (copies of 2017 federal taxes, verification worksheets, non-tax filer statements, etc) to the College Board’s IDOC service. We ask that you do not send these items into the Financial Aid Office. If you are required to submit your application via IDOC, you should send all required paper documents directly to the College Board and not the Financial Aid Office. Instructions can be found by logging in to your FAOnline account and reviewing the Required Document screen. If you have questions, please contact your financial aid counselor.
Students required to complete IDOC will be emailed by the College Board with instructions on activating their online IDOC account. Students must have either a CSS Profile or FAFSA already on file with the Financial Aid Office before this email will be sent by the College Board. To ensure that you receive IDOC correspondence from the College Board, please add collegeboard.org, collegeboard.com, and student-1.com domains to the safe senders list on your email system.
Instructions were emailed to current students on November 28 regarding the 2019–2020 application materials and our deadline. Keep in mind that returning undergraduates who did not submit their application with all supporting documentation by this deadline are not guaranteed full consideration for need-based University grant assistance and may have their institutional aid reduced due to limited funding.