October 1 of each year marks the first day students are able to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for loans, grant money, and work-study arrangements.
We’ve put together a video that walks you through the process step by step. Click this link to view it.
You can also watch the video on your announcements page in your respective AA, PA, and Med program Canvas Courses. Just look for the Financial Wellness module.
Remember, completing a FAFSA does not mean you have to take out loans. If you are an undergraduate student, you’re eligible for Federal Pell and State grant money. If you’re a graduate or professional, don’t forget about work-study options. Plus, keep in mind that a lot of scholarships require a FAFSA to be on file. Complete the FAFSA before UMKC’s priority deadline of February 1, 2022.
If you have more questions on how to complete the FAFSA, visit this site for a complete overview of the process.
To complete or renew your FAFSA, click here.
►Sign up for AAMC, Win a Prize!
AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:
- Track Financial Health
- Budget & Track Spending
- Create Financial to-do’s
- Create Financial Goals
- Organize Student Loans
- Utilize Resources & Calculators
Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.
ANYONE who signs up for AAMC Financial Wellness and creates a budget by October 31 will be entered into a drawing for a prize!
*RSVP to all these events here: Financial Wellness Center – RooGroups (umkc.edu)
Oct 27th – Bagels and Budgets: Eat a bagel. Learn to budget. Students will receive a Panera bagel, budgeting tips, a chance to create their own budget, and gain answers to their budgeting questions. Oak Street Residence Hall Room 2003 @ 9 am
Nov 2nd or 4th – Create a Savings Jar: Bring your financial goals and creative hands to create your own Savings Jar. Whether it is saving for a specific goal or taking the challenge to save more, this event provides a relaxing break from coursework to focus on their financial goals in a creative manner. SOM 4th floor @ 11:30 or 2 PM (depending on the day you register for)
Volker Financial Wellness Events:
Oct 7th – Filing your FAFSA: Join us for this FAFSA Kickoff Workshop! In this workshop, we’ll talk about how the FAFSA is used and what financial aid is available. We’ll also answer common FAFSA-related questions. Student Union Room 402 @ 1pm
Oct 20th – Filing your FAFSA: Join us for this FAFSA Kickoff Workshop! In this workshop, we’ll talk about how the FAFSA is used and what financial aid is available. We’ll also answer common FAFSA-related questions. ZOOM @ 6 pm
Oct 26th – Understanding Student Loan Repayment: We’ll show you how to find your student loan totals, interest rates, and loan servicer. We’ll also share tips on how to lower your debt while you’re in school and how to estimate your post-graduation payments. ZOOM @ 6pm
Oct 28th – Mythbusters Personal Finance Edition: We pick up financial habits and information from social media, family, and friends all the time. In this session, we’ll break down money myths and misunderstandings and help you learn how to fact-check financial information. Student Union Room 402 @ 2pm