Financial Aid
Holloway Hall

Financial Aid Award Notification Guide 13-14

The Financial Aid Notification Guide contains an overview of the aid process at Salisbury University and your responsibilities as an aid recipient.

As an aid recipient, you are responsible for reading and understanding the contents of this guide. If you do not understand this information please contact our office. Financial aid policies change occasionally so you will want to view the Guide often.

Our Guide has several forms, in PDF format, that you may be required to complete and submit to our office. To view and print the PDF form, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader and wish to download and install it for free, click here.

Important Information

Salisbury University is committed to helping families meet the costs associated with a university education.  However, due to the current economic conditions, it is difficult to estimate State aid from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Therefore, please note that any State aid funding provided to students in their financial aid packages is estimated and subject to funding availability.  If funding is reduced or discontinued, we will notify you as soon as possible.


Please read the information provided in each blue section.

Bullet Point How Do I Respond To My On-Line Award Notification? (step by step instructions)

Bullet Point Cost of Attendance

Bullet Point Additional Resources
Do you have knowledge of any educational resources not listed on your On-Line Financial Aid Notification, such as; local/hometown scholarships you are/will be receiving, tuition waivers, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.? If so, you are required to complete the Additional Resources form (PDF), and return it to the Financial Aid Office. Please feel free to fax the completed form to our office at 410-543-6138.

Bullet Point How To Report A Change In Course Load/Enrollment
Your initial financial aid offer was made based on the assumption that you will attend Salisbury University full-time.  If you are an undergraduate student (12 or more credits per semester);  if you are a graduate student, (9 or more credits per semester). If you are not intending to enroll full-time you are required to complete the Change in Course Load/Enrollment form (PDF), and return it to the Financial Aid Office prior to aid disbursement. This allows are office to adjust your aid based on your intended enrollment.

If you are not enrolled full-time on the census date of the semester (end of drop/add), and did not inform our office, your financial aid cost of attendance will be reduced and prorated based on your actual enrollment at that time.  Such a reduction may result in your becoming ineligible for financial aid that you have already received.  As a result, you will be required, per federal regulations, to repay the aid for which you are no longer eligible.  If you do not inform our office of your intentions to be enrolled less than full-time at time of aid disbursement your aid may be inaccurate. Please feel free to fax the completed form to our office at 410-543-6138.

Bullet Point Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Federal and state regulations require us to monitor the academic progress of potential and current financial aid recipients.
Aid recipients must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy or aid eligibility is terminated. Please fully read the SAP policy (PDF). (applies to both Undergraduate and Graduate students)

Bullet Point Viewing Your "To Do" List

Bullet Point Award Notification Timeline

Bullet Point Conditions for Receiving Aid

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Revised Financial Aid Notification

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William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs

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Other Payment Options

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Rights and Responsibilities

Bullet Point Billing Information

Bullet Point Financial Aid Fraud Policy