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SDS Application Now Open

Eligible students in the School of Dentistry, DDS program, may now submit an application for the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS). The deadline to submit an application and supporting documentation is October 31, 2018. For more details and an application click on the link below.

SDS 2018-2019

 

Phone Password

Veteran Services and Financial Aid recently implemented a phone password requirement to help protect student’s privacy.  Before specific account information can be disclosed over the phone, students will need to send an email, from their LiveMail account, to a VSFA staff member providing a phone password. Passwords can be a phrase, word, security question, or numbers.

 

1098T Information

If you paid qualified tuition and fees, or received scholarships and grants, in the previous calendar year, please visit this site for instructions on how to obtain your form.   Medical and Dental students that graduated in 2018 actually paid/received their tuition/scholarships in the fall of 2017 and will not receive a form for the 2018 calendar year.  For additional questions please contact the Bursar’s office at bursar4students@uthscsa.edu or review the instructions Student Access to 1098Ts.

For information from the IRS about why the 1098-T is important to Student and Parents, please click here.

 

2018-2019 FAFSA Verification Requirements

Your 2018-2019 FAFSA will be based on your 2016 Income Tax data.  The Department of Education (DOE) will select student applications for the different types of verification as shown below:

  • V1 – Standard Verification – Student must use IRS Data Retrieval Tool and submit a verification worksheet.
  • V4 – High School Completion Status, Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose, SNAP (if reported on the FAFSA) and child support verification (if reported on the FAFSA) – Student will need to submit a copy of their high school transcript, complete the Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose form in person (with valid state ID) or in the presence of a Notary Public, SNAP form, the Child Support Paid form and/or documentation from Department of Health and Human Services, and/or from the Office of the Attorney General.
  • V5 – Aggregate Verification – student will need to submit all of the above requested items.

If you cannot complete the IRS Data Retrieval Tool process, you will need to submit a tax return transcript.  The DOE no longer allows copies of tax returns to be accepted. To order a tax return transcript click here to access the IRS Get Transcript Online website. Please note the the IRS now uses a two-step multi-factor authentication process that requires you to register before submitting an online transcript request.  If you are not able to successfully register, you can still request a transcript or verification of non-filing via mail.

All 2018-2019 forms can be found here.

Verification is intended to improve the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA.  Please be aware that our office cannot process financial aid, requests for professional judgment, or disburse federal student aid until the verification process is complete.  Financial aid administrators have the right to ask for any documentation they feel is necessary to complete verification.   We must receive your documents and, if corrections required, have received your updated Student Aid Report no later than 120 days after the last day of enrollment or September 21, 2019, whichever is earlier.  Corrections may be made by our office on your behalf, or if they must be made by the student/parent we will contact you via your UT Health San Antonio email account and assist you with identifying the necessary corrections.  If your EFC changes, as a result of corrections made during the verification process, the DOE will send a message to the email address on your FAFSA announcing an updated Student Aid Report is available for your review.

How do you know if you are selected for Verification?

Your Student Aid Report comments, from your FAFSA, will indicate if you have been selected for Verification. Also, once you grant our office authorization to communicate with you via email, we will send you an electronic notice. To grant our office “Authorization to Communicate” electronically with you, please log on to My Student Center and access your Financial Aid tile and follow the on-screen instructions.  If we do not receive your authorization for electronic communication we will use regular US Postal mail to notify you of required actions/documents/award notices which will require additional processing time.

UT Health San Antonio reports any fraudulent activity uncovered during the verification process to the Office of Inspector General, Dallas Division, as required by regulation.

 

News Flash For First-Time Loan Borrowers

Federal rules are changing for borrowers who receive funds from the Direct Subsidized loan program, for the first-time, after July 1st, 2013.

Click the link below for an interactive explanation from Federal Student Aid, an office of the US Department of Education, which explains the new rules.

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