Apply for Nursing Loans

  1. PIN: pin.ed.gov
    The PIN is used to electronically sign financial aid documents with the Department of Education, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Master Promissory Notes (MPN). It also is used as a login for Department of Education websites.
  2. Yearly requirements that must be completed by incoming and returning students
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): www.FAFSA.gov
      Federal Title IV Code: 002104
      The FAFSA is the official application of the Department of Education to determine eligibility for Federal Student Aid and most state and University aid. The deadline for Nursing Loan consideration is March 1 (form goes live Jan. 1) for prospective (even if not yet accepted) and returning students.
    • Accept Awards: www.simsweb.umaryland.edu
      Students receive an email to their University email account (or email listed on their FAFSA for incoming students) once they are awarded aid instructing them to log on to SURFS to accept their awards.
    • Turn in Verification Documents
      1. Dependent undergraduates must turn in the Dependent Verification Worksheet and a signed copy of their IRS Tax Return Transcript and a signed copy of their parent’s IRS Tax Return Transcript.
      2. Independent students must turn in the Independent Verification Worksheet and a signed copy of their IRS Tax Return Transcript.
      3. If you or your parents did not file federal income taxes, then you must turn in W2 forms and the Non-Tax Filer Form.
    • Sign Master Promissory Note and Complete Truth in Lending Forms: www.ecsi.net
      Students will receive an email from a company called ECSI once the counselor has confirmed their eligibility for the loan. The email will direct students to log in and complete a series of Truth in Lending Forms and also a Master Promissory Note for the Nursing Loan.