HOW TO RESPOND TO YOUR OFFER
respond to your 2013-14 academic year aid offer
you will need
read and fully understand this section before taking
action on your aid offer.
Failure to do so may cause errors resulting in delays in your
ability to obtain funding for your education.
The electronic Financial Aid Award Notification
lists the financial aid you may be eligible to receive if attending
The amount of your award is determined by:
methodology that calculates your expected family contribution (EFC), using a
formula established by the U.S. Congress
• the amount of aid available at the
time of awarding; and
• distribution formulas according to federal, state and
To obtain your Financial Aid Award Notification you will need to access your
GullNet account. Please make sure you have printed the "How To
Respond To Your Offer" as it is needed
to assist you in responding to your aid offer.
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Incoming student, you have received your GullNet username, and password and
instructions from the Admission's Office on how to use Salisbury University
On-line Self Service called the
GullNet Original Password: If you changed your original
password use your current password. If you lost or forgot your
password, you can request a new one at the GullNet sign-in page
by clicking on the “Forgot My Password” link and a new password
will be sent to your e-mail account. If you sign-in GullNet and
are alerted that your password has expired please follow the
link provided to have it reset.
If you cannot locate your GullNet username
or have any other problems accessing the GullNet, contact the IT
Help Desk at 410-677-5454.
All other questions regarding your Financial Aid Award
Notification should be directed to our office.
Current student, use your existing
GullNet username and password or click on “Forgot Your Password?”
you have any problems accessing the GullNet contact the IT Help Desk at
410-677-5454. All other questions regarding your Financial Aid Award
Notification should be directed to our office.
A successful Log On will open the SA Self Service menu.
Follow these “breadcrumbs” to respond to your Financial Aid offer:
For information about your individual financial aid awards, click on the award name
to see a description of the award.
Some awards have minimum enrollment requirements or require
additional forms to complete.
Federal Grants -
you will have the option to Accept
A response is required for
Responding to Gift Aid
- gift aid awards (money you do not
have to repay, such as VA benefits, tuition waivers, SU
academic scholarships, state scholarships, and private
scholarships) are already "Accepted" for you.
Student Loans - you will have the option to Accept, Decline,
or Accept for a Reduced amount the Direct Stafford Loans. The loans offered to you
are the maximum amount you are eligible to borrow, so it is important that you
think carefully about your expenses and accept only what you need. If you choose
to reduce your loan offer, you must indicate the reduced amount in the accept
box. You may not reduce your loan below $200. If you are offered both the Direct
Stafford Subsidized Loan and the Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan and wish to
accept your loan for a smaller amount you MUST reduce the Direct Stafford
Unsubsidized Loan first.
A response is required for
this category of aid.
Responding to a Parent (PLUS) Loan
- if you are a dependent student and a PLUS loan is offered on
your Financial Aid Notification, it indicates the maximum amount your parent
can borrow in the Federal Direct Parent Loan for
Undergraduate Students (PLUS).
You will notice the only option you can choose is to “Decline” the PLUS loan offer.
If your parent wishes to borrow the PLUS loan
they must complete and submit,
to our office, the
PLUS Information form (PDF). On
this form, your parent will have the opportunity to indicate the amount they
wish to borrow, up to the maximum amount indicated in the aid offer. Our office
will “Accept” the PLUS loan for the parent upon receipt of this form.
note that the U.S. Department of Education-Direct Loan Service
Center will conduct a credit check on the parent borrower before
eligibility is determined
earliest this can be done is late May).
PLUS Loans are not based on income-to-debt ratio. Parent PLUS
Loans are approved for parents who have a good credit rating.
The PLUS Loan
will be reported to credit agencies and becomes a part of
their credit history. Parents who have
an adverse credit history will not be approved. Federal
regulation classifies an individual as having an adverse credit
history if they are 90 days or more delinquent on any debt or
the subject of a default determination, bankruptcy discharge,
foreclosure, repossession, tax lien, wage garnishment, or
write-off of a debt during the five years preceding the date of
the credit report.
Please feel free to fax the completed
form to our office at 410-543-6138.
A response is required for this category of aid; either "Decline" the offer or complete
and submit the Direct PLUS Loan Information Form to our office.
Responding to Federal College Work Study (FWS)
- you will only have an
option to Accept or Decline. If you are accepting the Work Study offer, you must
complete and submit the
Employment Experiences and Interests Questionnaire(available on your "To Do List").
A response is required for this award; either "Accept or Decline" the offer.
If you were not offered a job through the Federal College Work Study
program but are interested in student employment, please visit the
Career Services website. The Work Experience Office, located in Career
Services maintains listings of part-time jobs on- and off-campus.
Click on the
Submit button once you have made your selection(s).
Do you have
Dining Services and the Meal
you choose to make future changes, they must be submitted in writing to our
office. Your letter must contain your SU ID, signature, the date signed and
specific instructions concerning your changes.
If you are a prospective student and have
chosen not be attend Salisbury University please notify the Admission's Office
If you are a current student and are not
returning to Salisbury University please contact the Registrar's Office at
Cost of Attendance for 2013-2014
There are three types of costs involved in the
financial aid process. They are
called direct costs, indirect costs and the
cost of attendance.
Direct costs are those funds which are charged
directly to your student account and payable to the university.
They always include tuition and fees. They will also
include room and board if you
are living on campus and purchasing a meal plan.
Indirect costs vary per
student and are not included in your
bill. These include books/supplies, transportation and
The cost of attendance
(student budget) is the combination of direct and
The figures below are
ESTIMATED 2013-2014 costs per year for fulltime, on-campus,
Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other
Salisbury University publication,
Salisbury University reserves the right to
make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time
such changes are deemed necessary by Salisbury University
and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.
|Tuition and Fees
|Books and Supplies
|Total Cost of
(Indirect + Direct Costs)
*Based on Double Occupancy
**Based on the "A" Meal Plan