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Financial Aid Updates


We will begin posting aid for the 2022/2023 school year (Fall and Spring) mid-June. To ensure your aid is posted in a timely manner, please make sure we have your 2022/2023 FAFSA and that you have completed all unsatisfied requirements listed on your banner (https://www.ulm.edu/howto/finaid01.html). 

 Incoming Freshmen who have completed a 2022-2023 FAFSA should already have their aid posted and should have had an award letter in the mail. 

If you are wondering about Summer Aid


          The ULM Financial Aid Office will begin processing Summer aid the second week of April. Summer aid processing is a completely manual process where we have to adjust aid for every student enrolled into summer courses by hand. To ensure that your aid is processed as quickly as possible, please enroll into all of your Summer I and Summer II courses as soon as you are able. If you have enrolled for Summer courses and do not see your aid posted by the end of April, please reach out to our office so that we can look into it.


If you are wondering about your 2022/2023 FAFSA or Aid


          If you have not already completed your 2022/2023 FAFSA for next school year, please do so here: https://studentaid.gov/. If you have already completed your 2022/2023 FAFSA then you should receive an email in May to check your banner for any Unsatisfied Requirements to submit to our office. We will not begin posting aid for 2022/2023 continuing students (this does not include first time freshman) until closer to the end of June (*this timeline is subject to change). Please contact our office with any questions.


Want to call us?

 We have representatives in Ace's place ready to take your calls if you need telephone assistance. Their number is 318-342-5320. They can also get you in contact with your Financial Aid Counselor if needed. You can leave a voicemail with Ace's Place if no one is available and someone will be happy to return your call. Please allow us one to two business days to return all calls and emails during peak season. 


If you are an incoming Freshman, your TOPS cannot post to your bill as an estimate! Please make sure LOSFA has your recent ACT score and your final High School Transcript for that estimated amount to post as an actual amount that will apply to your bill.


If you are a continuing student

If you are not going to be enrolled in at least 12 hours in the Fall and 12 hours in the Spring, there are steps you must follow to receive your TOPS. (Wintersession classes are not calculated in the 12 hour semester requirement for TOPS purposes)

You need to reach out to the ULM Financial Aid Office at finaid@ulm.edu or 318-342-5320.

If you do not reach out and complete the requirements for less than full time enrollment, you are at risk of losing your TOPS.

If you are less than 12 hours, your TOPS may be posted initially. However, it will be cancelled eventually if you do not reach out to us to see what needs to be completed to qualify to keep it. 


***If you are approved to take less than 12 hours and complete the required documentation, your TOPS will be prorated to the amount of hours you are enrolled in for that term. ***

Completers Grant information, qualifications and application.


Unsatisfied Requirements?

We should begin notifying students about 2022-2023 Unsatisfied Requirements in April 2022. 

We pull in 2022-2023 FAFSA information weeky. It takes up to two weeks once FAFSA has processed your information to come to us. You will receive an email stating that we have received your FAFSA and you need to check to see if you have any unsatisfied requirements. If you have unsatisfied requirements, please read the description of what we need from you for each item. If you have accepted loans for the 2022-2023 year and the only unsatisfied requirement you have is your Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note, This will continue to show as unsatisfied until it comes to us electronically.


Want to Zoom? If you would like to Zoom with your Financial Aid Counselor, please place that request within the email you are sending to finaid@ulm.edu.  One of our counselors will be happy to accommodate. 

Financial Aid is intended to assist students and their families with the cost of higher education. Students may obtain a combination of scholarships, grants, campus work-study, and loans depending on financial need, leadership qualities, and other factors.  Please note, student loans require repayment.
The ULM Financial Aid Office makes every effort within its means to 
assist our student body with these concerns.


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