Financial Aid Calendar

Important Dates
  • Oct. 1, 2016: Submit 2017-2018 FAFSA to the Department of Education. Please note: Prior to the 2017-2018 academic year, the FAFSA did not become available until Jan. 1.
  • March 1: This is UMB's priority award date. You should file your FAFSA as soon as possible after Oct. 1 and before this date.
  • April 1: Awarding for the 2017-2018 academic year begins. Returning students should check their University email addresses. New students should check the email they listed on the FAFSA on a regular basis! No paper notification will be sent to students. When you receive email notification that you have been awarded, you will be directed to SURFS to view and accept or decline your offer of financial aid. More detailed instructions regarding financial aid on SURFS can be found by clicking here.
  • Nov. 1: Awarding for students admitted to the Spring 2018 semester begins. Returning students should check their University email addresses. New students should check the email they listed on the FAFSA on a regular basis! When you receive email notification that you have been awarded, you will be directed to SURFS to view and accept or decline your offer of financial aid. More detailed instructions regarding financial aid on SURFS can be found by clicking here.
Students will be awarded by school in: 
  • April: Law, Medical, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Social Work.
  • May: Nursing, Medical Technology, Dental Hygiene, Graduate School.
Student Award Disbursements

Student award disbursements will be scheduled by program. The following is a tentative disbursement schedule:

ProgramDate
Dental Years 1 & 2 July
Dental Years 3 & 4 July
Dental Postgrad June
Dental Hygiene August
Graduate August
Law August
Nursing August
Medical Research Technology August
Medical Years 1 & 2 August
Medical Years 3 & 4 June
Pharmacy August
Physical Therapy Transitional (DPT) August
Physical Therapy Year 1 May (summer disbursement)
Physical Therapy Year 2 June (summer disbursement)
Physical Therapy Year 3 June (summer disbursement)
Social Work August