Verification Timeline

2014-15
Processing Events
January
  • Complete your 2013 Federal Tax Return early for 2014-15 FAFSA questions.
  • 2014-15 FAFSA now available at www.fafsa.gov
  • Grant parental access to your academic and financial aid information through MyPack Portal.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.
February
  • FAFSA Day: Please check www.CFNC.org for dates and locations.
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool now available for 2014-15 FAFSA completion. Request a Tax Return Transcript if you are not eligible or do not wish to use the IRS Data Retrieval functionality.
  • If you did not provide your SSN to the University via your Admissions application, contact Undergraduate Admissions (for entering undergraduates), the Graduate School (for entering graduate students) or Registration & Records (for continuing students) to update your record. The Financial Aid Office will not receive your FAFSA if your SSN is not provided.
  • OSFA requests for additional student/spouse/parent documentation begin. All pages of all documents must have student name and ID# for identification purposes. It is highly recommend that all requested documentation is submitted within 14 days.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates
March
  • March 1 Priority Filing Deadline for submission of 2014-15 FAFSA. Grant aid is awarded on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.
April
  • Award notifications are sent to eligible students.
  • Students must Accept/Decline awards via MyPack Portal.
  • Read all conditions/responsibilities of award acceptance.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.
May
June
  • June 1: Final Deadline to submit required documents for priority consideration.PLEASE NOTE: While submitting paperwork by June 1 will still put you in priority consideration, there is no guarantee that a financial aid award will be in place before your bill is due in July.  In addition, priority filing does not guarantee full financial aid funding, as grant-aid is awarded on first come-first serve basis.  With a June 1 submission date for requested documents, we anticipate a very high volume of documentation; submitting your documentation as early as possible is highly recommended.
  • Awards for graduate students will be sent.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates
July
  • Fall bills sent out by UCO via MyPack Portal.
  • If you waited until June 1 to provide required documents or were a late financial aid applicant and have not received a financial aid award, you should be prepared to pay your bill out-of-pocket or be subject to the cancellation of your registered courses.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates
August
  • Financial Aid funds typically disburse on/or about the first day of classes of each semester.
  • For questions regarding your charges or refund, please visit MyPack Portal > Campus Finances > Student Accounts
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.