NOTE: Grant funds are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to students meeting the March 1 priority deadline.SAR (Student Aid Report)
NOTE: First-time borrowers must attendcomplete a Dept Management/Entrance Counseling Workshopsession before receiving their loan funds. www.studentloans.gov Satisfactory Academic Progress Grades are important when it comes to receiving financial aid. In general, you must:
Total Attempted Hours:
Failure to meet any of the above criteria results in ineligibility for financial aid (grants, loans, work-study, and some scholarships). If you have legitimate reasons for failing to maintain satisfactory academic progress, you may complete an Appeal Form. For details, contact the Financial Aid Office.Withdrawing From UNM-G and Returning Financial Aid
Students who withdrew after attending 60% of the term are not required to return funds. Students who "unofficially withdraw" from UNM-G (quit attending classes but do not follow official withdrawal procedures) may have to return all of their financial aid received for the semester. Students are encouraged to follow proper withdrawal procedures to limit their liabilities.
The Financial Aid Office sends letters to both the "unofficial withdrawals" and students who failed to earn any credits for the semester. These students are required to contact their professors and request that specific information be sent to the Financial Aid Office. There are strict deadlines. Students are encouraged to respond in a timely manner. Aid is cancelled for students that fail to respond to the letters and/or miss the deadlines. These students must repay all the aid they received. Repayment of aid must be made prior to subsequent disbursement of any type of financial assistance. Donors determine refund and repayment of institutional, private, and third party scholarships.
Special Circumstances If you or your family is experiencing unusual circumstances which affect your ability to pay for your education, please contact Student Financial Aid Office for a Special Circumstances form. Examples of special circumstances we will consider are as follows:
Based on the information you provide (along with supporting documentation), your financial aid eligibility may be recalculated. * Medical & Dental expenses up to 11% of the family's income are already taken into account by the federal needs analysis formula when determining financial aid eligibility. Therefore, only the portion of expenses, which exceed 11%, will be considered an unusual circumstance