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Financial Aid Checklist

For all confirmed students

Now that you’ve decided to join us on The Hill, there are a few more steps you need to take regarding your financial aid

1. Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Apply for financial aid at as soon as possible if you haven’t already.

Visit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid website

Complete Verification Process

Complete the FAFSA Verification process by July 1 if you were selected. Your award will remain estimated until this is completed, and you will not be able to use your aid to satisfy payment on your bill. Below is a step by step tutorial on completing verification.

Watch the Completing Verification tutorial

2. Accept your Award

Accept or decline your aid through BadgerWeb by August 1. Linked below is a quick step by step tutorial for your convenience, as well as a guide to understanding your award.

View your financial aid award letter [login required]

Watch the Financial Aid Tutorial

View the Understanding Your Award guide

3. Sign Your Enrollment Agreement

You must complete an Enrollment Agreement and select your Student Account options by August 1.

View the Enrollment Agreement

4. Pay Your Balance or Finalize Payment Arrangements

Pay your balance or set up a payment plan with Tuition Management Systems by August 1. You may also use parent loans and/or third party payments for the balance.

Go to the Tuition Management System

5. Complete All Required Documents

Check your BadgerWeb student account “Document Tracking” to ensure you have submitted all required financial aid documents by August 1.

View your student account on BadgerWeb

Check Your Balance

You can check your balance 24/7 on your BadgerWeb Student Account. If you have questions about how to access your balance access the video linked below.

Check your balance on BadgerWeb

View a video about How to Check Your Balance

If applicable

Alabama Student Grant

If you are an Alabama resident, please complete the Alabama Student Grant Application.

Federal Loans

If you plan to use federal loans to help cover your balance for next year, complete these requirements by August 1:

  • Accept your loans on BadgerWeb
  • Complete Entrance Counseling and complete a Master Promissory Note

Accept your loans on Badgerweb

More information about Entrance Counseling

More information about the Master Promissory Note

Linked below is an informational video about Federal Loans

Watch the Federal Loan Informational Video


If a parent plans to apply for a PLUS loan, a credit check must be performed and a master promissory note completed at Apply for a Parent Loan using the Parent FSA ID username and password.

Go here to Apply for a Parent Loan


If you have been awarded Federal Work Study (FWS) or Campus Employment (CEP) you must apply for a job at CareerBeam.

Follow this link for CareerBeam

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