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Have you checked your To Do List in SPIRE lately?

Incomplete To Dos:
• Stop financial aid & loans from crediting your bill.
• Stop the processing of your financial aid appeal.

Follow up and complete your 'To Dos' today!

Complete a Federal Perkins Loan Promissory Note

Faxed copies will not be accepted!
Open PDF form below

- Type required information on first page
- Print and sign forms
- Submit signed originals to:

Financial Aid Services @
243 Whitmore Building

Click here to open form.

Helpful Resources to Complete Your 2014-2015 FAFSA

Watch this 5 minute video before completing your FAFSA The FAFSA Overview.

Review the 7 Easy Steps to a Successful FAFSA Completion.

Learn how and when to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.

Complete your 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online .

For UMass Amherst deadlines and detailed information about applying for financial aid click here.

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Did You Know?

Last year Financial Aid Services assisted 18,000 students in receiving a total of more than $261 million in financial aid from federal, state, corporate, and institutional sources.

Applying for aid is not complicated. The only form you need to submit is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and it is available online. No matter what kind of aid you need, submit the FAFSA and you will have your bases covered.

Money Matters:
A Parents' Guide to Billing and Financial Aid

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Students considering educational private loans should apply only after they have applied for financial aid and received notification from the Financial Aid Office.

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Learn more about Right-to-Know Student Consumer Information and Federal Student Disclosure Requirements.

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Donations made to the Parents Fund support student scholarships and academic programs. Learn more about how you can make a difference.