How to Apply for Financial Aid: Transfer Applicants

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Students who wish to be considered for all forms of state and institutional need-based financial aid must submit a FAFSA and CSS PROFILE by the application deadline listed below. State and institutional financial aid includes but is not limited to Virginia state grants and University need-based scholarships, grants and loans.  For more information about the importance of meeting the application deadline, please see below.

Students who are unable to meet the application deadline should contact Student Financial Services before the deadline.

The FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE ask for income and tax information from the 2014 income tax return. If actual values are not available, federal regulation allows for the use of estimates when completing the FAFSA and updating the information after tax returns are filed. Students may also use estimates when completing the CSS PROFILE even though updates cannot be made once the PROFILE is submitted.

A note about tax returns: our office assumes that the tax documents you supply to Student Financial Services accurately reflect what you have submitted to the IRS.  Our office uses tax return data to make corrections to the FAFSA and the CSS/PROFILE and will update those documents with the corrected data after May 1 each year.

 

Fall 2015

  TRANSFERS FOR FALL 2015 – Prior to April 1, 2015

  Submit these documents by this date to be on-time and considered for state and institutional financial aid, including grants and scholarships.

  Document

  Notes

  FAFSA for 2015-2016

Federal School Code: 003745

  CSS PROFILE for 2015-2016

School Code: 5820

 

  TRANSFERS FOR FALL 2015 - After April 1, 2015

  Students who do not submit the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE by the application deadline are considered late applicants. While late applicants are not eligible for state and institutional financial aid like grants and scholarships, they may still apply for federal financial aid.

  Document

  Notes

  FAFSA for 2015-2016

  Federal School Code: 003745

 

Spring 2016

TRANSFERS FOR SPRING 2016 – Prior to November 1, 2015

  Submit these documents by this date to be on-time and considered for state and institutional financial aid, such as grants and scholarships. Contact Student Financial Services if you are unable to meet the deadline.

  Document

  Notes

  FAFSA for 2015-2016

  Federal School Code: 003745

  CSS PROFILE for 2015-2016

  School Code: 5820

 

 

TRANSFERS FOR SPRING 2016 - After November 1, 2015

  Students who do not submit the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE by the application deadline are considered late applicants. While late applicants are not eligible for state and institutional financial aid like grants and scholarships, they may still apply for federal financial aid.

  Document

  Notes

  FAFSA for 2015-2016

  Federal School Code: 003745

 

 

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


Fall 2015

 TRANSFERS FOR FALL 2015 – April 1, 2015

  Dependent Students

  Submit these documents by this date to receive an award before May 15, 2015.

  Document

  Notes

  FAFSA for 2015-2016

  Federal School Code: 003745

  CSS PROFILE for 2015-2016

  School Code: 5820

  UVA Parent and Student Signature Page

  Coming soon.

  Parent federal tax documents for 2014

  For more information, click here.

  Parent W-2 form(s) for 2014

  For more information, click here.

  Student federal tax documents for 2014

  For more information, click here.

 

 

  TRANSFERS FOR FALL 2015 – April 1, 2015

  Independent Students

  Submit these documents by this date to receive a preliminary award before May 15, 2015.

  Document

  Notes

  FAFSA for 2015-2016

  Federal School Code: 003745

  CSS PROFILE for 2015-2016

  School Code: 5820

  Student federal tax documents for 2014

  For more information, click here.

  Student W-2 form(s) for 2014

  For more information, click here.

 

Spring 2016

TRANSFERS FOR SPRING 2016 - Prior to November 1, 2015

  Dependent Students

  Submit these documents by this date to receive an award before December 15, 2015.

  Document

  Notes

  FAFSA for 2015-2016

  Federal School Code: 003745

  CSS PROFILE for 2015-2016

  School Code: 5820

  UVA Parent and Student Signature Page

  Coming soon

  Parent federal tax documents for 2014

  For more information, click here.

  Parent W-2 form(s) for 2014

  For more information, click here.

  Student federal tax documents for 2014

  For more information, click here.

 

 

 TRANSFERS FOR SPRING 2016 – November 1, 2015

  Independent Students

  Submit these documents by this date to receive a preliminary award before December 15, 2015.

  Document

  Notes

  FAFSA for 2015-2016

  Federal School Code: 003745

  CSS PROFILE for 2015-2016

  School Code: 5820

  Student federal tax documents for 2014

  For more information, click here.

  Student W-2 form(s) for 2014

  For more information, click here.

 

 

DETAILS

Importance of Meeting the Application Deadline

Students who wish to be considered for all forms of state and institutional financial aid, such as grants and scholarships, must submit a FAFSA and CSS PROFILE by the application deadline listed above. Students who do not meet the deadline will be awarded federal student aid (Federal Direct Loans and, if they qualify, a Pell Grant) only. This deadline impacts financial aid eligibility for the entire academic year, including grant consideration for January Term and Summer Session.

Students who are unable to meet the application deadline should contact Student Financial Services before the deadline.

 

What Happens Next: Transfers for Spring

Students who wish to receive a financial aid award before the December 15 admissions commitment date should submit all application requirements as early as possible. Applications are then reviewed based upon the date the application is considered complete. In other words, the earlier a student submits all application requirements, the earlier the student’s application will be reviewed. Students who complete their applications after November 1 are not guaranteed a preliminary award prior to December 15.

It is important for students to continue to monitor requests for information on their SIS To Do List. It is possible that SFS may request additional documents and forms before an award can be offered. In these cases, all requested information must be submitted before the application review can be completed. Delays in submitting requested information may result in a delay in providing an award. Please note that SFS will only provide an official award for students who are transferring for the spring.

Two reasons additional information may be requested include:

  • information omitted from the FAFSA or CSS PROFILE that should have been reported
  • discrepancies in information reported

For more information about common application errors, click here.

Students who are unable to submit the application requirements should contact Student Financial Services as soon as possible.

 

What Happens Next: Transfers for Fall

Students who wish to receive a preliminary financial aid award before the May 15 admissions commitment date should submit all application requirements as early as possible. Applications are then reviewed based upon the date the application is considered complete. In other words, the earlier a student submits all application requirements, the earlier the student’s application will be reviewed. Students who complete their applications after April 1 are not guaranteed a preliminary award prior to May 15.

It is important for students to continue to monitor requests for information on their SIS To Do List. It is possible that SFS may request additional documents and forms before a preliminary award can be offered. In these cases, all requested information must be submitted before the application review can be completed. Delays in submitting requested information may result in a delay in providing a preliminary award.

Two reasons additional information may be requested include:

  • information omitted from the FAFSA or CSS PROFILE that should have been reported
  • discrepancies in information reported

For more information about common application errors, click here.

Students who are unable to submit the application requirements should contact Student Financial Services as soon as possible.

 

Verification

Some students may be selected for verification by the Department of Education. SFS is required to collect specific information to complete verification in addition to those items listed under Application Requirements. In almost all cases, students must submit an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Return Transcript to verify income or successfully upload tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA on the Web. For more information about verification, including instructions for obtaining a Tax Return Transcript or using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, click here.

SFS recognizes that some students and parents may not have filed their federal income tax return at the time their application is selected for verification. As a result, students who are transferring for the fall may still receive a preliminary award without the tax return transcript. However, the tax return transcript is required in order to receive an official award later in the summer. Also note that the preliminary award is subject to change if the information on the tax return transcript is inconsistent with the values on the federal income tax return submitted. Students who are transferring for the spring are required to complete verification before an award can be offered since most tax filers will have filed their income tax return with the IRS by the application deadline.