Transfer Students

This is a Step By Step Guide for Students Transferring to


The Office of Student Financial Aid is here to assist you with the process of applying for Federal, State, Institutional & Private Aid.

Step

1

     
Apply for Admission

Click here.
     

Step

2

     
How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • The FAFSA allows you to be automatically considered for federal, state, and University aid programs based upon your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

  • Complete the FAFSA each academic year beginning January 1st. The FAU priority deadline is March 1st to be considered for most forms of aid.  APPLY EARLY!

  • FAU School Codes:  (Boca Campus: 001484, Davie Campus: E00584, Jupiter/PSL Campus:  E00830)

  • If the student plans to start school during the SUMMER term, in addition to completing the FAFSA, the student will need to submit the Request for Summer Financial Aid which is located on the Money Matters! tab of MyFAU.  Click here for more information and to view the Summer Information Bulletin.

  • If the student has already submitted the FAFSA for other schools, please be sure that FAU has been added so that the results may be released to us.  You may go online to FAFSA and add FAU school code or call (800) 433-3243.
       
          

Step

3

  
Apply for Scholarships

 

  • There are a host of scholarships available to assist students with their educational expenses.  Please visit the Financial Aid Scholarships webpage for more details.

  • Bright Future Recipients will need to contact Bright Futures to transfer this scholarship to FAU at (888) 827-2004 or go the website:  www.myfloridaeducation.com/brfuture.  FAUs Bright Futures institution code is 501.
           

Step

4

  
Estimating Your Costs

 

  • Click here to find the estimated nine-month budget for full-time Florida Residents used for the 2009-2010 academic year and tuition per credit hour.

  • There is a Tuition & Fees Calculator available that is available to  estimate your balance/fees owed per your account OR if you will be receiving a refund.
       

Step

5

        
How to Use MyFAU (Self Service)
  
Visit our Instructions (How To) webpage for assistance with:

  • Accepting Awards

  • Viewing Student Requirements

  • Accessing the Short Term Advance Application, Requesting Summer Financial Aid, Direct Deposit Online Form

  • Accessing the Get a Job! Database, & Much More
         
           

Step

6

           
Check to See if Your File is Complete

  • Fulfill any outstanding requirements ASAP!

  • Check MyFAU (Self Service) regularly to ensure all of your financial aid requirements have been satisfied.  Financial aid applications are NOT considered complete and funds will NOT disburse until the your financial aid file is complete.

  • Financial Aid applicants are randomly selected for Verification by the U.S. Dept of Education.  This is a process in which the Financial Aid Office is REQUIRED to verify the information that you and/or parents  submitted on the FAFSA.  Be prepared to provide income tax returns, verification worksheets, citizenship documents or any other documents that may be needed.  This process may take up to 3 to 4 weeks, so you are encouraged to submit documents early!
         

Step

7

            
Stay Informed
   

» Financial Aid Important Dates
» FAU Academic Calendar
  • Students MUST carefully read the Terms and Conditions of Awards.  These terms are outlined for you to understand how financial aid may impact how much money you may receive. 

  • Email notifications will be the primary method of communication between students and the Office of Student Financial Aid.  It is the student’s responsibility to frequently monitor their FAU email account for notifications sent from this Office.  It's to your benefit to regularly check your status and your awards.  Awards may be modified if this Office receives updated information.

  • If you have any questions or concerns or need additional financial aid information, please contact this Office or visit the financial aid website:  http://www.fau.edu/finaid

  • The Office of Student Financial Aid sets policies and standards that students are required to adhere to, such as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  Please click here for more information on SAP and other Policies/Rules & Regulations.
         

Step

8

             
Other Important Information for Transfer Students
  

  • Not all financial aid programs are transferable to FAU.  Eligibility for some programs is determined by the FAU Financial Aid Office.

  • Contact any scholarship donors if receiving outside scholarships so that they may be transferred to FAU.

  • CANCEL ALL FINANCIAL AID AT PREVIOUS SCHOOLS ASAP. Failure to cancel your awards at previous schools will DELAY all of your financial aid disbursements at FAU.  (Schools require written consent to cancel awards).

  • Short Term Advance (Book Loan) is a University monetary advance available to assist degree-seeking students with the purchasing of textbooks and unrelated expenses.  Click here for more information and to view the Terms and Conditions.

  • Sign up for Direct Deposit on MyFAU (Self Service).

  • Keep your information up-to-date with the Registrar's Office (i.e. phone numbers, mailing address)
          

 

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