Financial Aid FAQs
Applying for Financial Aid
You can complete a FAFSA online from the FAFSA.ed.gov website by clicking on FAFSA listed under Tools and Resources, beginning in October. Please be sure that you are using the prior year's taxes. For more information on how to complete your FAFASA, go to studentaid.ed.gov.
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Go to Net Partner, KCU's Online Financial Aid site, at https://netpartner.kcumb.edu/student.
Students will be emailed once their awards are available and you will be able to see them on Net Partner.
Students will receive an email from the Department of Education detailing expected loan dates. When the loan is disbursed to their account, they will receive an email from Financial Aid telling them how much has been disbursed to their account. Refunds, if applicable, are then given to the student within 14 calendar days. The expected dates can change if a student does not complete required documents or has not completed disbursement. Dates can also be seen on your Net Partner account.
There is a Loan Change Request Form found on the intranet.
Go to: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. This site is your source for information from the U.S. Dept. of Education about how to manage your federal student loans. A FSA ID is needed (fsaid.ed.gov). In addition, you can link to NSLDS, FAFSA, and online Entrance or Exit counseling and federal loan repayment information.
Request a direct deposit form from the Business Office. Complete the form and submit it with a voided check to the Business Office.
Refund checks are mailed to the “preferred” address you provided the Registrar’s Office. Log into PowerCampus Self-Service to update your address.
Students will receive the IRS 1098T in late January from the Finance Office. The amount reported is for the calendar year, not the academic year. Students who graduated the previous year may not receive a 1098T because their fourth-year tuition was charged in the previous calendar year and those charges were on the previous years 1098T. Contact the Finance Office for questions regarding the 1098T.
There is an emergency loan available to students who can apply for up to $1,000. A $30 loan fee is charged. The repayment is expected within 90 days. An application form is available in the Financial Aid Office that must be completed and submitted to Financial Aid by Tuesday afternoon. Once the promissory note is signed, the funds are direct deposited to your bank account.
That depends on the individual student's situation; Contact Financial Aid to see if you are eligible for more funds. The allowable funds can be found on our website. Review the budget adjustment policy.
Typically, loans are automatically deferred once your enrollment is reported. Enrollment reporting begins after the first day of classes. If your lender requires an additional deferment form, please contact the Registrar's office.
Yes, there are scholarships for incoming College of Osteopathic Medicine students from the Admissions Office. Second-, third- and fourth-year medical students are eligible to apply for scholarships from endowment funds. You will be notified when the application cycle for endowment scholarships begins. KCU scholarships, if awarded, are applied directly to your tuition account.