UA-PTC Office of Financial Aid Mission Statement
The mission of UA – Pulaski Tech’s Office of Financial Aid is to provide educational opportunities through its administration of student financial aid and to insure compliance with federal, state, and institutional statutory and/or regulatory requirements associated with the delivery of student financial assistance and financial resources.
Starting October 1, you will be able to update your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year (2020-2021). You must complete your FAFSA every year in order to qualify for financial aid.
You should complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. It will ask for 2018 income information and we strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool option available through the FAFSA to upload your tax information. This will be a faster process for you, and lessen the amount of paperwork you may have to submit in the future.
What if I'm starting in the spring semester?
It’s not too late to apply for financial aid for the Spring 2020 semester! Please log in to www.fafsa.gov and complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will require 2017 income information. As always, we strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool option available through the FAFSA to upload your tax information.
If you plan to also attend next year, you should also complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA, which includes 2018 income information on this website.
What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is part of the FAFSA and will link your tax information from the IRS directly into your FAFSA. Using the Data Retrieval Tool will reduce the need of additional information required to be turned in to the school in the future. It is strongly recommended that all students and parents completing this FAFSA should use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. For security reasons, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool will not show your tax information that has been imported into the FAFSA. However, you can rest assured that the information relayed to the school is the same information provided on your IRS tax statements. If you would like to verify this information, you can review it on the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is sent to you from FAFSA.
Other Important Information
Make sure you have completed your (1) Entrance Counseling and (2) Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov in order for your Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan to pay.
6 Quick Steps to Fund Your Future:
STEP 2: After completing the admissions process, activate your Campus Portal account and begin checking your student e-mail.
STEP 4: Through the UA-PTC Financial Aid Portal, review the DOCUMENTS tab and complete/submit any required documents.
STEP 5: Monitor your student e-mail for an award notice and complete your online award letter through your UA-PTC Financial Aid Portal.
STEP 6: Keep your aid by maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress.