All necessary paperwork must be received by our office at least one full month prior to the start of the semester for which you plan to enroll. Student Financial Services suggests a student apply for aid a minimum of 90 days prior to the beginning of the term. Summer is normally packaged separately, unless the student begins attending later in the year.
Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA cycle, the FAFSA web page is available to student and their families three months earlier, on October 1, 2016 (for the 2017-2018 award/academic year) Also beginning with the 2017-2018 cycle, the FAFSA will collect income information from the tax/calendar year one year earlier than has been used in the past. Thus for the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students and families will provide income information from the calendar year 2015 (and not calendar year 2016). SFS has a ‘priority deadline’ date of March 15th each academic year.
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
*Do not send your tax information unless it is requested.
Park’s school code is: 002498
APPLY FOR LOANS
- Complete Your MPN (Master Promissory Note)
All first time borrowers must complete an MPN. Complete it at Direct Loans
- Entrance Interview
All first time student loan borrowers at Park must complete entrance counseling. Remember Park University is located in Parkville Missouri when completing entrance counseling.
Students at Park University who receive more in financial aid than the charges on their student account may receive a refund of the amount that is left over. Students should complete the Direct Deposit form.
Please note, there are specific scholarships that do not allow refunds to be taken from them as they are for in school charges to your account only and this will be described in the scholarship specifics you receive for that award (i.e.: Kansas City Scholars is one such scholarship).
COORDINATION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Any financial aid awarded is subject to review based on assistance received from outside sources. All sources of aid, with the exception of VA benefits are regarded as estimated financial assistance and must be included in the financial aid award.
- Understanding the Financial Aid Process
- Loans – Entrance Counseling
- Veterans Affairs Materials
- Transfer Students Checklist
NET PRICE CALCULATOR
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FORMS AND WORKSHEETS
- Direct Deposit (ACH)
- Verification Worksheets
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form
- Other financial aid forms, such as work-study, can be located in My Park
Students at Park University who take out student loans must complete Entrance counseling and a Master promissory.