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Federal Student Aid

What You Need to Know

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In addition to keeping costs low, AMU offers federal financial aid packages to fit your needs and budget. So you can pursue an affordable degree on your terms, focusing on your work, and your courses. We recommend beginning the process of establishing Federal Student Aid (FSA) funding at least 10 days prior to the month you intend to use FSA. Certain programs are not eligible for federal financial aid, visit our website for a complete list.

Important Resources and Contact Information

Studentaid.gov: Department of Education’s website where you can access your FAFSA, view your personal FSA information, learn more about loan repayment and other options, as well as complete a loan agreement, or Master Promissory Note (MPN) if you plan to receive loans.

myStudentAid app: myStudentAid is a secure mobile application supported by the Department of Education, which provides quick access to your FAFSA, student aid history, and other helpful information; available anywhere you download applications.

Financial Aid Advising Team: We are here to help! Please contact a Financial Aid Advisor via email FinAid@apus.edu or call 855-731-9218; fax: 877-372-3292. Access the Finance Center in your ecampus for more resources and helpful information.

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Download and Print

Complete the FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA using our code (038193), and, if prompted, we recommend you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Allow 2-3 business days to receive your Student Aid Report and for the school to receive your submitted FAFSA results.
Register for Classes
Select Register Now from the top banner in your ecampus, select Yes to indicate you plan to use FSA, and select your FSA Academic Year start date, which places you in two consecutive 16-week semesters.
  • Register for all courses you plan to take within your entire 16-week semester before your semester begins
  • You must be enrolled at least half time per semester to be eligible for federal student loans
  • Already registered? Contact Financial Aid Advising to discuss your eligible FSA start date
Log Into "My Financial Aid Office"
My Financial Aid Office is located in the Finance Center of your ecampus.
  • Keep track of the steps listed and complete each action item provided
  • Once submitted, the electronic file will enter into a 5-7 business day review
  • Monitor email inbox for updates; additional documentation may be required after the initial review
  • Master Promissory Note (MPN): If you plan to receive loans from the Department of Education, visit studentloans.gov and sign your loan agreement (MPN)
Review Your Confirmed Package
You will receive notification when your package is confirmed. Understanding your costs and financial aid package will help you effectively plan your budget for the academic year.
Activate Your BankMobile Account
Use the PIN code you received in the mail to activate your account and select an option for receiving any credit balance refund.  Learn More
Maintain FSA Eligibility
You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to ensure FSA eligibility in each semester. Additionally, dropping or withdrawing from a course after your semester begins may require a recalculation of FSA and a return of funds; contact a Financial Aid Advisor if you are considering making changes.
Disbursements and Timing
Once your package is confirmed, contact the Financial Aid Advising Team to learn more about how your disbursements are scheduled. Learn more about disbursements and credit balance.