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Financial Aid and Scholarship Links

Use the following links to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), estimate your Financial Need and Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), access financial aid information and much more.  If you have questions or need additional clarification, you may contact the UCM Office of Student Financial Services.

Complete and Submit the FAFSA

Apply for federal and state grant, loan and employment aid. Learn more about the process.

Compute Your Financial Need and EFC

Calculate your financial need and Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) using FAFSA4caster.

Complete Requirements to Receive Aid

Step-by-step, printable instructions are available, and/or you may watch the video to learn how to receive a Federal Financial Aid Award from the UCM Student Financial Service Office.

Accept Your Awards

Step-by-step, printable instructions are available, and/or you may watch the video to learn how to view, accept, or decline financial aid award offers.

Learn about Policies that May Affect You

Review UCM financial aid policies and procedures to understand how credit hour enrollment, completed credit hours, grades or other situations may affect your financial aid eligibility.

Financial Aid Forms

Print required UCM financial aid documents and forms.

More Information about Financial Aid

Search for general information about student financial aid at FinAid.org. Browse the Department of Education website.

Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships you will automatically be considered for when you apply at UCM.

A single online application can also be completed to formally apply for multiple, competitive UCM scholarships using MoCents. Most scholarship deadlines are March 1 to receive an award for the next academic year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Scholarships

What if I lose my UCM scholarship due to ineligibility?

Certain UCM renewable scholarships may be reinstated. To be considered for reinstatement, earn the required grade-point average and maintain status as a full-time (at least 12 undergraduate credit hours ) UCM undergraduate student each semester. See reinstatement information under "Current Students" on the Scholarships page for more details.

Scholarship Reinstatement Request

Scholarship Reinstatement Request

I have indicated below which scholarship I received but failed to meet the renewal criteria. I believe I now meet the reinstatement criteria for this scholarship.
First and Last
Please place a check next to each renewable merit scholarship you previously received. To select multiple, use the CTRL key.
View more scholarship questions.

Federal Work Study Award

Find out how the Federal Student Aid work study program is awarded at UCM.

Already informed but think you should have been awarded Work Study?  Complete the Work Study Request form.
Awarded but you need to adjust the amount?  Complete the Request to Reduce/Cancel Work Study form.

Please Note:  When applying for on-campus Student positions via Human Resources or off-campus positions through Handshake, be certain to indicate that you have FWS awarded.

*Remember to file your FAFSA by April 15th to meet the priority date for FWS eligibility!

Federal Loan Requirements and Servicing Information

Entrance Counseling

If you're a first-time Federal Stafford (Student) Loan borrower at the University of Central Missouri, you're required to complete Entrance Counseling at Student Loans before your first loan disbursement can credit your UCM account. During this interactive on-line counseling (which only takes about 15 minutes to complete) you'll receive comprehensive information about the Stafford Loan program, your rights and responsibilities as a borrower, and some useful tips and tools for managing your educational expenses and repayment of your loan. Entrance counseling only needs to be completed once.  View a Demo at studentloans.gov.

Master Promissory Note (MPN)

If you're a first-time Federal Loan borrower at UCM, you're required to complete a Master Promissory Note at Student Loans before your first loan disbursement can credit your UCM account.

Stafford (Student) Loan MPN Information

View these instructions to complete the Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note) to learn how to access and navigate the Student Loans website.

If you need assistance, Student Loans offers a "FAQs" menu and multiple methods of contact, including live chat via the "Customer Service/Contact Us" menu. Still need help? Contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

Transfer Students: Ensure you have also sent electronic confirmation of your Entrance Loan Counseling to UCM by logging into Student Loans and following the instructions to "Notify Additional School."

PLUS (Parent) Loan MPN Information

View these instructions to complete the PLUS MPN for Parents to learn how to access and navigate the Student Loans website.

If you need assistance, Student Loans offers a "FAQs" menu and multiple methods of contact, including live chat via the "Customer Service/Contact Us" menu. Still need help? Contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

Parents of Transfer Students: Please note: If you have completed a PLUS application for another school, you must apply again and choose UCM as the recipient.

PLUS (Graduate) Loan MPN Information

View these instructions to complete the Loan Agreement (MPN) to learn how to access and navigate the  Student Loans website.

If you need assistance, Student Loans offers a "FAQs" menu and multiple methods of contact, including live chat via the "Customer Service/Contact Us" menu. Still need help? Contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

Transfer Students: Ensure you have also sent electronic confirmation of your Entrance Loan Counseling to UCM by logging into Student Loans and following the instructions to "Notify Additional School."

Exit Counseling

Exit Counseling is required of all Stafford (Student) Loan borrowers before they graduate or otherwise cease attending UCM on at least a half-time basis. Information about your loan repayment options, as well as your rights and responsibilities is provided during this interactive on-line counseling, which takes only about 30 minutes to complete.

You may also wish to visit the U.S. Department of Education's website, which provides complete details about your repayment options, examples of monthly payment schedules for different types of loans, and useful information about how to manage your loan obligations.

National Student Loan Data System 

Federal loan debt may be accessed using the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). NSLDS provides contact information for your loan servicer, loan amount, interest rate and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions

What is the "Tuition Appropriations Waiver" shown on my bill/account?

 The credit is a result of legislative action which provided higher than proposed state appropriations to Missouri public colleges and universities with the understanding that UCM (and other public colleges and universities in Missouri) would hold tuition increases to less than that allowed under the State of Missouri Higher Education Student Funding Act. The credit specifically applies to resident, on-campus undergraduate tuition.

How is my balance satisfied if I have a Graduate Assistanceship? 

Your Graduate Assistant contract will determine the benefits you receive. Please visit the Graduate Studies page for additional information.

What happens if I drop a class?

If you stop attending one or more of your classes after the 5th day of the semester, and officially cancel the class from your schedule, you’re considered to have withdrawn from the class. A refund of tuition/fees will be processed for you in accordance with the date you withdrew from the class and UCM’s tuition/fee refund policy. The class will remain on your schedule for the semester with a grade of W, WP, or WF.

If withdrawing from one or more classes results in you being enrolled less than full-time, adjustments normally will not have to be made to any financial assistance that has already credited to your UCM account. However, any types of assistance that require full-time enrollment, but have not yet been credited to your UCM account, will be canceled.

If your enrollment status changes to less than half-time, you'll forfeit any undisbursed Stafford (student) Loan or PLUS (parent) Loan payments, in addition to the adjustments described above. The Federal Direct Loan Servicing Center will automatically be notified that you're enrolled at UCM less than half-time, which can impact your federal loan repayment 'grace' period.

Please also be advised that if you stop attending (or otherwise participating in) one or more of the class(es) for which you've enrolled, you're defined as having withdrawn from the classes(es) as of the date you stop attending/participating (for purposes of determining if financial aid adjustments are required). Be sure to officially withdraw from any class you elect to stop pursuing. Otherwise, you'll be responsible for payment of a higher-than-necessary amount of tuition/fees and may receive a grade(s) of F.

Dropping a Class
Withdrawing from UCM
Return of Title IV Aid and Additional Financial Aid Policies

Will I get a refund?

Please see the Refunds section on the  Payment Options page.

How do I set up direct deposit?

The student may set up direct deposit by logging into their MyCentral account and entering the UCM Payment Center via the link on the Student Services tab. Once in the payment center, click on the eRefunds tab to enter the routing and account number to either your checking or savings account.

Refer to the short guide to using the UCM Payment Center for instructions.

Who do I contact with questions about...?

Account Holds
Charges related to Housing or Meal Plans
Library fines
Parking fines/tickets
Parking passes

If a financial hold is placed on my records, how can I get the hold released?

The Account Holds section on the Payment Options page provides information regarding different types of holds placed by Student Financial Services. 

What can I do in the UCM Payment Center?

Read our short guide to using the UCM Payment Center to learn to set up direct deposit for refunds, find official billing statements, grant access to your payment center to another individual, and more.

How do I calculate the minimum payment amount?

If financial aid (defined as grants/scholarships/loans) does not pay the balance in full, payment of at least 20% (of the remaining semester balance) is due each month.  

 Payment Schedules

Fall and Spring

Fall and Spring Payment Schedule

Summer

Summer Payment Schedule

Where do I get my 1098-T showing the amount paid for the tax year?

The 1098T is available in the MyCentral UCM Payment Center (e-Statements tab) by the end of January each calendar year if you have elected to receive it electronically. If you have opted to receive a paper copy, it will be mailed by the end of January. Step-by-step instructions are available to provide additional details, as well as a video tutorial. 

Can I use the 1098-T when I file taxes?

Consult the IRS or your tax preparer for guidance.

 

View more billing and payment-related questions.

View more financial aid-related questions.

 

Contact

Student Financial Services
Warrensburg MO 647518
Ward Edwards 1100
Tel: (660) 543 - 8266
Fax: (660) 543 - 8080

 

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