All schools which provide students with federal student aid are required to have a budget (cost of attendance). Students may receive aid up to their budget. In rare cases, student may submit the form below to have their budget increased.
Having a budget increased does not necessarily mean the student will have additional financial aid offered. This form simply allows for the budget to be increased to allow for additional aid to be posted to their account whether it is federal, state, institutional, or private.
The consortia agreement allows students who are enrolled at least half-time (six credits) at UB to take a class at another institution. If you have financial aid, such as a Pell Grant, state grants, or a scholarship that are dependent upon full-time enrollment, completing a consortia agreement between UB and your host school is the answer to having those credits count towards your financial aid enrollment. Start by contacting your Academic Advisor to make sure the course can be transferred back to UB and count towards your degree. Because this option requires you to be enrolled half-time at UB, it is not necessary to receive federal student loans, you already qualify!
Spring 2014 Consortia Agreement (Deadline: March 13, 2014)
Inter-institutional enrollment: If you will be enrolling in a class or classes at another University System of Maryland school, the inter-institutional enrollment application may allow you to enroll in classes and have the registration and bill processed through UB. Check with your academic advisor to see if this is the option for you. With this option your inter-institutional registration will count towards your loan enrollment requirement for your student loans.
The federal government believes that students and their parents have the primary responsibility to pay for education. However, the government recognizes exceptions to this rule. Students may appeal this ruling based on extreme circumstances. According to the government, an independent student is someone who is/was any one of the following general requirements:
The financial aid administrator, in determining a dependency override, focuses on truly exceptional circumstances and consideration of individual cases. These practices may include making dependency overrides in situations when a student’s parent cannot be located or where an otherwise dependent student has been a victim of domestic violence and is no longer residing with his/her parents.
A dependency override can be made only to change a student’s status from dependent to independent. Financial Aid administrators cannot use professional judgment to consider a student independent solely on the basis of the student’s previous independent status or because the student is “self-supporting.”
The dependency override may not be used to make an otherwise ineligible student eligible for federal aid, or because the parents are unwilling to provide financial data or support. This request reflects the professional judgment of the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Baltimore only. You must reapply each year for consideration at UB or for any other institution to which you may attend.
Students who wish to apply for a Dependency Override must submit the following documentation:
Completed by the Office of Financial Aid upon request, this form can be used by a student to confirm with potential landlord or property management firms expected financial aid fund availability.
Students must accept their aid and have completed steps 1 through 3 of the "4 Steps to Financial Aid" in their MyUB portal, including any Master Promissory Notes, Entrance Counseling, and, in the case of Graduate Plus or Parent Plus loans, have been credit approved by Direct Loans.
Please fill out the top of the form, including your name and student ID (found on the far left of your MyUB as well as on your Bee card). Bring or fax the form to the Office of Financial Aid, and we will complete the form and return it.
The SAP appeal process is now online, if you have been asked to complete a SAP appeal the process is online in MyUB, in the next green section below where you find the "4 Steps to Financial Aid".
The Special Conditions Form can be used if you or your family has experienced an unusual circumstance that may affect your ability to pay for your education at the University of Baltimore. Before the office can take your circumstance into consideration, you must have filed the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). The reduction must result from one of the special conditions listed below occurring between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
This form is designed to adjust the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which determines what portion of aid can be need based. Submitting this form does not necessarily mean additional aid will be awarded. This form does not increase the amount of the student budget.
Those selected for verification must complete the process before financial aid can be awarded and applied to your account balance. All selected students must, at a minimum, submit the Verification Worksheet.
Students who did not import their 2012 federal tax return information into their FAFSA directly from the IRS will be required to submit a Tax Return Transcript which is only obtained directly through the IRS. If you're not sure if you need to submit a Tax Return Transcript, see your To Do List in your MyUB portal.
The following Verification Worksheet is to be used for the fall 2013, spring 2014, and summer 2014 semesters.