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Accessing Financial Aid Information

Access Your Financial Aid Award Letter

  1. Log on to Ursa using your PDID (the first part of your BearMail address, e.g., Smit7284) and password.
  2. Click on the Financial tab and find the Financial Aid section under Billing and Financial Aid.
  3. Click on Accept Award Offer.
  4. Select the Aid Year as the academic year for which you need to accept the award package.
  5. Accept, decline or view award as appropriate.
  6. Close the current tab of your browser to go back to the Financial tab.

View Financial Aid Requirements

  1. Log on to Ursa using your PDID (the first part of your BearMail address, e.g., Smit7284) and password.
  2. Click on the Financial tab and find the Financial Aid section under Billing and Financial Aid.
  3. Click on Eligibility Requirements - these need to be completed.
    1. Check the aid year that is shown to make sure it is the aid year for which you need to accept the award. If not, then click on Select Another Aid Year near the bottom of the page.
  4. If your Eligibility Requirements refer to documents, gather the documents needed and submit them to the Office of Financial Aid.
  5. If your Eligibility Requirements refer to processes ‾ Select Lender for Stafford Loan; PLUS Authorization Form; Perkins Loan Promissory Note or Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling, click on the link and complete them or print them out and have them completed as necessary.
  6. If you selected a lender for your Stafford Loan and need to sign your promissory note:
    1. Go to https://www.studentloanonline.com
    2. Create your account
  7. Check for messages requesting additional information or clarification on financial aid documents that you’ve submitted by clicking on Eligibility Requirements in Ursa.

Important Note

Whenever you use Ursa, don’t forget to log out. Ursa contains personal information such as grades, financial aid, e-mail addresses, etc. and if you don’t log out someone else might be able to access it.