The FAFSA is the only application required to be considered for financial aid at the University of Portland. However, there are several steps in the overall financial aid process. Not all steps are required by all students but you should review each step and determine which is required for your situation.
1. File a FAFSA - Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, the FAFSA will be available on October 1. You should file your FAFSA as early as possible for maximum aid consideration.
2. Review your award - You will be notified, in writing, when your award for the year is complete. You will also be notified of all changes to your award throughout the process. You should review your award and ask questions about anything you don't understand.
3. Review dates and deadlines - You should do this regularly as new deadlines approach throughout the process.
4. Complete verification, if selected - About 1/3 of aid applicants are selected for verification. You may be selected by the Department of Education or by the University of Portland.
5. Complete additional requirements, as requested - You will be notified, in writing, of the additional requirements and documents needed to complete your aid application. Please submit only what is requested of you and in a timely manner. Check Self Serve Banner for additional instructions. All forms are located in the Pilots UP Portal. You will need your UP network credentials to login and access forms.
6. Apply for loans, if using - Most students are offered loans but it is up to you determine which loans to use.
7. Complete a special circumstance appeal, if applicable - We recognize that the FAFSA may not accurately reflect your financial situation. Review the Special Circumstance site to see if you may qualify for an appeal.
These checklists are intended for new students at the University of Portland. However, returning students who have never received financial aid before may also find them useful.