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Dollars and Sense - March 2019
As February ended with new snowfall records, it is hard to believe that summer school registration is just around the corner. Yes, it is time to dig out your calendars and get planning for what lies ahead of the snow!
But first, FAFSA!
If your student has not yet completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next 2019-2020 academic year, it is not too late to get it done. Apply for aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Check out the new myStudentAid app for iOS and Android.
- For the best experience when filling out FAFSA, make sure your browser’s pop-up blocker allows pop-ups from fafsa.ed.gov before logging in to the FAFSA form.
- Save time and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for transferring your 2017 Federal tax information directly to your student’s FAFSA application.
1098T Available on My Finances tab of MyU
Tax season is here. The information on the the 1098T is provided to assist with filing for the education tax benefit/tax credit deductions, such as the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, Hope Scholarship Tax Credit, or the Above-the-Line Tax Deduction for Qualified Higher Education Expenses. More information on the Educational Tax Benefits FAQ.
If your student enrolled in the spring payment plan the next payment is due March 9 and the final installment is April 6. View important dates on the One Stop web page.
Continuing Student Scholarships
The University of Minnesota Duluth is able to provide donor-funded scholarships to our students because of the generous contributions made by individuals and businesses. Current UMD undergraduate students are eligible if they complete their FAFSA by April 1, 2019.
University collegiate units select recipients of their departmental scholarships according to their own process. For additional information on both collegiate and outside scholarship opportunities, go to the scholarship web page at One Stop.
Summer in Duluth
Live | Earn | Learn
Summer on-campus housing application is available in the housing portal beginning March 15. Students do not have to be registered for summer classes to live in on-campus housing. There is not a summer meal plan option.
There are many different types of jobs available in the summer. Your student can visit MyU - Key Links - Duluth Employment Center - Student Jobs regularly to see a list of summer available jobs.
Open enrollment for May and summer sessions begins on Monday, March 4. View the steps for your student to complete to receive financial aid for May/summer session. Once they complete these steps, they will automatically be considered for all available May/summer financial aid. They will receive an email in mid-May when their financial aid awards are ready for their response.