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We want your college education to be comprehensive, enjoyable and affordable. Bloomsburg University is committed to assisting you in accessing effective financial aid resources and helping you financially plan your education for long-term success.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) UnavailableTo protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA have announced the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. While they are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible, students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season (2018-19). Students and parents completing a 2016–17 and 2017–18 FAFSA should manually enter 2015 tax information (not 2016).
What you need to know about the 2017-18 FAFSA and Financial Aid Process
If you plan to be enrolled in degree program at Bloomsburg University in the 2017-2018 academic year (Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018 semesters) and require financial aid, please remember to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year if you have not already done so. The FAFSA is required to process all forms of financial aid including grants, loans, and work-study.
• File your 2017-18 FAFSA for free at www.fafsa.gov starting Oct. 1, 2016. Remember, if you are a Pennsylvania resident and enrolled as an undergraduate, the FAFSA must be submitted prior to May 1, 2017, for you to be considered for a PHEAA State Grant.
• When completing the FAFSA, use tax information from the prior-prior year (2015).
• Upperclassmen packaging for the 2017-18 academic year will occur after the Spring 2017 grades have been posted in MyHusky.
• Students are advised to review the complete list of Bloomsburg University Scholarships. The scholarship application period for the 2017-2018 academic year opens December 1, 2016. The deadline for currently enrolled students is March 1, 2017. For incoming Freshmen and incoming Transfer students the deadline is April 1, 2017.
• A signed FERPA form must be on file in order to release information to anyone other than the student.
Reminder: Our official means of communication is through your BU email. Make sure you check it frequently and take action on necessary items immediately.
Loan Exit Counseling Requirement
Are you graduating this semester or have you dropped to less than half-time enrollment? If so and you have borrowed a federal loan (Stafford, Direct Student, and/or GradPLUS) you must complete loan exit counseling online. Get more details on loan repayment and options.