Office of Financial Aid
Welcome to the University of the District of Columbia’s Office of Financial Aid. We are committed to helping students bridge the gap between their personal resources and the cost of attending school. We strive to maintain the highest standards of customer service to our students, staff, administration and the entire community.
Firebirds We are Available to Serve You Remotely!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is closed to in-person visits until further notice. You may email the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice mail message on 202.274.5157. Please be sure to include your full name and student id number with your inquiry. You can expect a reply to your email or a return call within 1 to 2 business days. We thank you in advance for your patience.
Summer 2020 – Important Financial Aid Information and Dates
|Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Submission Deadline*
Appeal may be requested/submitted through your StudentForms Account, my.udc.edu.
Monday, June 1st
|Summer Session 1 Start/End Dates
Summer Session II Start/End Dates
Monday, May 18th through Friday, June 26th
Monday, June 29th through Friday, August 7th
|Book Authorization Period
(Session 1 and Session 2)
Monday, May 18th-Friday, July 6th
|Attendance Verification Deadline||
Session I: Friday, May 29th
Session I: Friday, June 12th
|Summer I & Summer II Financial Aid Disbursements***||
Monday, July 13th & Tuesday, July 14th
|Classes Dropped for Non-Payment -Balances Over $1,000 & Non-Attendance
(Payment Plans are Not Offered for the summer sessions)
Wednesday, July 15th
|Deadline to Accept Summer Award Offer||
Friday, July 24th
regarding the status of the removal, please email the Office of Student Accounts at email@example.com.
***Once aid has disbursed to your MyUDC account (my.udc.edu), allow up to 14 days for the issuance of any refund due to you.
Frequently Asked Financial Aid Questions (FAQs)
To apply for most financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used to determine federal, state and institutional aid. You may apply online at www.fafsa.gov. Please be sure to list our School Code 007015 to ensure we receive your application electronically.
Please monitor your MyUDC account, my.udc.edu for additional information and/or documentation request’s. All information and documentation should be submitted as promptly as possible to ensure your aid is processed timely. Additional documents may be faxed to our office at 202.274.6060, scanned by email (with your signature) firstname.lastname@example.org, in person at the Flagship Office (Bldg. 39, Suite A-111) or Community College (801 North Capitol St. NE, 3rd FL) offices .
Processing times vary. All applications are reviewed in the order received. Student’s who meet our priority application deadline are generally processed before the start of classes. You may view the priority application deadline date by visiting our important information and dates page at https://www.udc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/.
4. I checked my MyUDC account and one of my documents is marked incomplete. Why is my document considered incomplete?
Please visit the important messages tab in your MyUDC account for detailed information regarding your incomplete document. Should you have any questions once you have reviewed the messages tab, please contact our office at 202.274.5060 or stop by for assistance. Remember that documents may be returned by fax 202.274.6060, scanned by email (with your signature) email@example.com, in person at the Flagship Office (Bldg. 39, Suite A-111) or Community College Office (801 North Capitol St. NE, 3rd FL) offices .
Yes, you may still apply. However, student’s who do not meet the priority application deadline are strongly encouraged to make payment arrangements to ensure your classes are not dropped for non-payment. You may make payment arrangements by visiting https://udc.afford.com/. Additionally, in the interim of your aid being processed, you may want to consider renting some books at reduced cost by visiting www.udcshop.com to ensure you do not fall behind in your classes.
MPN’s and EC are completed and submitted through an external system (www.studentloans.gov). Upon successful submission, the University will receive electronic confirmation of completion within 48hrs or once your loan is originated.
Each semester, financial aid is applied after the 100% withdrawal refunds period and once instructor’s have verified attendance. You may view this date by visiting our important information and dates page at https://www.udc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/.
From the date your refunds disburse to your student account, please allow up to 14 days for receipt. It is imperative that you ensure that your mailing address is correct in your MyUDC account prior to your funds disbursing. Should you need to make adjustments to your address, please visit the Registrar’s Office for assistance. Should you have any questions regarding the status of your refund once your funds are reflected on your student account, please contact the Student Account’s Office at 202.274.5168.
Please contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at 202.274.5941, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person Building 41, Room 316 for assistance.
All student’s are automatically charged health insurance at the time of registration. You may opt out of the University sponsored health insurance plan by visiting www.firststudent.com . Please visit https://www.udc.edu/health-services/student-health-insurance-plan/ to confirm the opt out deadline. If you have any questions regarding the status of this charge being removed from your account, please contact Student Accounts at 202.274.5168.
Book authorizations are generally available beginning the week prior to the start of classes through the end of the drop/add period. You may view the exact dates for each semester by visiting our important information and dates page at https://www.udc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/. Also note to qualify for a book authorization, you must meet the following criteria.
- Financial aid awarded/accepted must exceed tuition/fee’s (credit balance)
- Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), https://www.udc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy/
- Have completed a Title IV Authorization Release for Non-Institutional Charges authorizing the University to utilize your credit balance to pay for the charges incurred at the bookstore.
Attention Transfer Applicants to UDC who will seek Financial Aid
If you have or will request Financial Aid (via FAFSA), the University requires— for financial aid purposes — verification of high school completion.
In addition to your college transcripts, please submit a high school transcript or GED transcript to complete your admissions application. This applies to Transfer applicants who intend to request UDC Financial Aid. You will be denied packaging for Financial Aid if your high school transcript is not on file!
Virtual FAFSA Completion Assistance Available
Please contact Our Community Partner, The Educational Opportunity Center to schedule your appointment.
*Please leave a voice mail message and a representative will return your call.
|4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Bldg. 39, Suite A-133
Washington, DC 20008
|801 North Capitol St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
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