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Financial Aid Forms Process

A completed consortium agreement allows the University of Dayton to send financial aid funds to a host institution/program during times of either study abroad or enrollment at another school. You can find out more about this process by reading the information under Special Programs.

If after talking with a counselor it is determined that you need to complete the consortium agreement, please complete the form.

Consortium Agreement

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your eligibility for all federal and university need-base financial aid. Many states also use the FAFSA for awarding their state funds as well.
Our graduate and law annual student expense budgets reflect the average students' cost of attendance. If you have talked with a counselor about your projected personal expenses being higher than our default amount, complete and submit the budget appeal form for the appropriate aid year. Remember, the summer term is a trailer to our academic year and therefore uses the current year's form.

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The special circumstances appeal form gives you the avenue to inform us of those financial challenges. The main reasons for appeal are, but are not limited to, loss of significant income (due to unemployment, divorce, separation, etc.), death of a household wage earner, tuition expenses paid to elementary and/or secondary schools, and payments for medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Completing this form does not guarantee an increase to your financial aid eligibility. If the FAFSA was selected for federal verification, that process must be complete in order for us to review this appeal. Please allow up to two weeks for review.

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University of Dayton can receive authorization from the student to apply these funds for other charges, such as health center fees, interest charges, etc. Federal Title IV funds consist of the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal PLUS loan and the Federal TEACH Grant. In addition, the University of Dayton can receive authorization to apply excess Title IV funds to prior year educationally-related charges for up to $200.

Title IV Authorization Form (.pdf)

Adobe Sign

Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, the Office of Financial Aid is using Adobe Sign to provide you with your financial aid forms electronically. This new process allows us to email you the exact financial aid form you need to complete and makes it possible for you to submit the form electronically using an e-signature. This will make it easier for you to complete your requirements and allows our staff to review your forms more quickly.

You may receive communication from Adobe Sign with financial aid forms for you to complete, including Electronic Consent, which is how you should indicate that you'd like to receive and complete financial aid forms electronically. When you receive those forms, follow the instructions provided in your email to complete the forms and don’t hesitate to reach out to our office with any questions that you may have. This will make it easier for you to complete your requirements securely and allows our staff to review your forms more quickly.

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Form Submission Instructions

To complete requirements for the 2019-2020 academic year, please submit requested financial aid forms, along with necessary documentation, via fax, email, or postal mail. Please include student's name and UD id on all documents.

While most forms will be completed using Adobe Sign for the 2020-2021 academic year, some forms will still need to be completed in hard-copy format. Follow the instructions in your email, and on those forms, to properly complete and submit. Due to federal regulations, some forms must be submitted in-person or via postal mail.

  • Fax: 937-229-4338
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  • Mail: Office of Financial Aid
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             300 College Park   
             Dayton, OH  45469-1605

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