Financial Aid FAQs
Applying for Financial Aid
You can complete a FAFSA online from the FAFSA.ed.gov website by clicking on FAFSA listed under Tools and Resources, beginning in October. Please be sure that you are using the prior year's taxes. For more information on how to complete your FAFASA, go to studentaid.ed.gov.
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Go to Net Partner, KCU's Online Financial Aid site, at https://netpartner.kcumb.edu/student.
Students will be emailed once their awards are available and you will be able to see them on Net Partner.
Students will receive an email from the Department of Education detailing expected loan dates. When the loan is disbursed to their account, they will receive an email from Financial Aid telling them how much has been disbursed to their account. Refunds, if applicable, are then given to the student within 14 calendar days. The expected dates can change if a student does not complete required documents or has not completed disbursement. Dates can also be seen on your Net Partner account.
There is a Loan Change Request Form found on the intranet.
Go to: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. This site is your source for information from the U.S. Dept. of Education about how to manage your federal student loans. A FSA ID is needed (fsaid.ed.gov). In addition, you can link to NSLDS, FAFSA, and online Entrance or Exit counseling and federal loan repayment information.
Direct deposit forms can be obtained directly from the Finance Office on the third floor of the Administration Building on the Kansas City campus or downloaded here.
Please access the Heartland ECSI website for any questions related to the 1098-T statement and to access an electronic copy of your 1098-T statement on the Heartland ECSI portal. For more information on 1098-T changes, please click here.
That depends on the individual student's situation; Contact Financial Aid to see if you are eligible for more funds. The allowable funds can be found on our website. Review the budget adjustment policy.
Typically, loans are automatically deferred once your enrollment is reported. Enrollment reporting begins after the first day of classes. If your lender requires an additional deferment form, please contact the Registrar's office.
Yes, there are scholarships for incoming College of Osteopathic Medicine students from the Admissions Office. Second-, third- and fourth-year medical students are eligible to apply for scholarships from endowment funds. You will be notified when the application cycle for endowment scholarships begins. KCU scholarships, if awarded, are applied directly to your tuition account.