MY FINANCIAL JOURNEY: KEY STEPS TOWARDS OBTAINING MY FINANCIAL AID

Understanding the Financial Aid process can be daunting to the average student or even their parents. Following the required procedures in the proper order is essential to making this endeavor easier though. Before any of the steps below can be completed, you must first complete and submit your FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) and then allow time for our office to send you further instructions. Visit our FAFSA Help Center for more information.

The entire SUM Financial Aid process (including Parent Plus or Verification requests) can potentially take 3-4 weeks and your financial aid must be solidified in advance to avoid you having to pay out of pocket.

Please take action immediately and complete Steps 1 and 2. Step 3 is to be completed AFTER you have received your Award Disbursement Notification from SUM. These steps are mandatory in order for your Financial Aid to be disbursed. Remember, you're not alone during this journey! Your personal advisor and SUM's Financial Aid department will guide you throughout the process.

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If you have questions or need assistance you may contact Financial Aid Office at (510) 567-6174 ext. 105 or ext. 106 or financialaid@sum.edu.