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New Student Resources

This past week, Federal Student Aid launched it’s new website.  It is much more streamlined and is packed full of good information, interactive tools and FAQ’s to help students understand more about what it means to borrow Financial aid. 

Go to www.studentaid.ed.gov to check this all out!! 

Also they have launched many social media properties on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in order to offer students, parents and borrorwers another avenue of communication to learn and understand the student aid process.  Be sure to check them out!

Refund Checks!!!

If you have accepted your financial aid already and will be expecting to receive a refund check for living expenses for your fall 2012 semester, you can expect to pick up your check from the BUSINESS OFFICE after 12pm on August 17th!!!

3 Steps Before Fall!!!

If you are an admitted student for the fall 2012 semester, there are a few things to keep in mind that you will need to do BEFORE August 1st, if you haven’t already:

1.  Fill out your FAFSA!  do this online at www.fafsa.ed.gov  Stetson COL’s school code is E00342. 

2.  Log on to your banner web account:  Accept the Terms and Conditions for Receiving Financial aid and accept, decline or partially accept your loans!
***Be sure to accept the lowest interest rate loan first: Unsubsidized Stafford loan is a 6.8% interest rate and 1% origination fee.  Then accept only WHAT YOU NEED of the higher interest rate loan: the Graduate Plus at 7.9% and 4% origination fee.***

3.  Do you Loan Entrance Counseling and sign your Master Promissory Note(s) online.  You will sign TWO MPN’s if you are taking both Stafford and Graduate Plus loans out. 

Please do this all as soon as you can before August 1st to ensure that your financial aid pays out onto your account in a timely manner.  :)


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Stetson University’s historic campus, founded in 1883 in DeLand, is home to the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. Stetson also has a satellite center in Celebration that offers advanced degrees.