Financial Aid, Veteran’s Benefits and ROTC Scholarships
Financial Aid Information
FAFSA available at www.fafsa.ed.gov
April 15, 2014 - Deadline for filing
Financial Aid Forms for 2014-2015 academic year
Guidelines for the Financial Aid Process and Policy Information
2014-2015 renewal information was mailed to students the beginning of January. Continued receipt of any need-based financial assistance, including University of Scranton Xavier and Claver Grants, Federal Pell and SEOG Grants, Teach Grant, the Pennsylvania PHEAA State Grant, and even Federal WorkStudy and Federal Direct Stafford Loans requires a complete financial aid application each academic year.
You can also view GUIDELINES FOR THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS and A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS on our website at www.scranton.edu/financialaid.
Don’t miss out on financial aid…APPLY ON TIME. You are also responsible for knowing and understanding our Policies and Procedures including the Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements.
FAFSA Verification Requirements
The U.S. Department of Education randomly selects students, through the Financial Aid Office (FAO), to verify data entered on the FAFSA. If selected, the FAO will be requesting
- Verification Forms (available under forms on scranton.edu/financialaid)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 2013 tax transcripts for student and parent(s)
Avoid having to obtain IRS tax transcripts by choosing to use the IRS data retrieval option when completing the online FAFSA
Review your Financial Aid Status on my.scranton and respond to requests for additional information.
Manage Your Loan Debt
The debt incurred while completing a college education is an investment in the future. Be aware of the loan debt you are incurring. The National Student Loan Data System(NSLDS) Student Access website at nslds.ed.gov and studentloans.gov are helpful websites.
Students eligible for financial benefits from the Veterans Administration must complete and submit a Request for Certification form to the Registrar's Office prior to each term that you wish to use your Veterans educational benefits. This will prompt the Registrar's Office to send the VA your enrollment certification for the term.
To access the Request for Certification form:
- Log into my.scranton.edu
- On Home tab, scroll down to University Links and click "clicking here" link
- Scroll down to Student Links and click Veterans Request for Certification Form
After you have submitted this form, you will receive an email confirmation.
ROTC Scholarships, Leadership and Careers
The Military Science Department provides students with leadership training and opportunities that are highly recognized, sought after, and rewarded by the civilian sector. Qualifying students can expect exciting career opportunities as an officer in the Army in a wide range of specialties. Army ROTC provides students with many exciting opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience that will enhance their college career. Many students that become involved in ROTC qualify for full scholarships. These benefits include tuition, book money, and a subsistence stipend. Additionally, students who participate in Army ROTC may also be eligible for a University Leadership minor.
Contact the Military Science Department for more information:
Phone: (570)941-7457 or (570) 941-4340
Fax: (570) 941-4340
Web page: www.scranton.edu/rotc