Current Undergraduate Student
This to-do list was created to help you follow all the steps needed to request and process any financial aid for which you are eligible. Links are embedded within the text to help you identify steps that you need to take to finish this process.
Complete and submit the FAFSA early to be considered for campus-based funds, such as Federal Work Study, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Perkins and Health Professions loans. The FAFSA is available beginning on October 1 of the calendar year prior to the start of your academic year.
The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is a grant for New York State residents. After completing the FAFSA, NYS residents link to the online TAP application on the FAFSA Confirmation Page. Review Applying for Financial Aid and Types of Aid process to get started
Review the Step by Step Guide (PDF) which contains information and instructions to complete the financial aid process.
You may receive an email requesting additional information from the Office of Financial Aid in order to determine your financial aid eligibility. If you receive an email directing you to your HUB Student Center To Do List, please review the details and follow up as directed. Submit requested documentation.
UB financial aid award notifications will be sent to your UB email address when your financial aid package has been determined. View and accept your financial aid awards (PDF) in HUB Student Center. Grants and scholarships do not require acceptance.
The Shopping Sheet provides the estimated cost of attendance, grants and scholarships awarded and the net cost of attending UB before loans and other payment options are considered. Print the Shopping Sheet by logging in HUB via MyUB.
Review Applying for Aid and update your FAFSA file each October. Students receiving TAP are required to have an accepted major (approved major) on file after completing 60 credit hours.
Please also maintain your personal information. Make sure your addresses are correct. Your address impacts receipt of critical information.
Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.