Summer To-Do's for College

FRESHMEN

  • Waive your Health Insurance -you should submit your online waiver so your school does not bill you for health insurance if you already have one.
  • Complete Entrance Loan Counseling and Your MPN – In order for your school loans to be applied to your bill, you’ll have to complete entrance loan counseling and MPN. Your loans will not appear on you r bill until you do this. Go to studentaid.gov and log in with your FSA ID to complete this.
  • Complete Financial Aid Forms – If you have not received your financial aid yet or if it’s on hold, you might need to complete financial aid forms. Check your school account to see what you have to do or contact your school’s financial aid office and ask what forms you need to complete.
  • Attend any Required Virtual Orientations – Make sure you are registered for any virtual orientations and attend.
  • Complete Required Medical Forms – All schools require you to submit medical forms as a first-year student. Please contact Health Services at your school for more information about this.
  • Determine How You will Pay Your Bill – Many bills are due in August and may be extended if COVID-19 continues to be a challenge.(Ask the school if they will be extending their deadline. Every school has their own policies) —-Payment Options: You can pay for the school year in full, pay half of your bill in August and the second half in January, set up an 10 -12 month payment plan, set up a payment plan per semester, or you can consider loans to cover the coat until you graduate such as the Parent Plus Loan or Private loans. (Some schools will be offering emergency aid due to Covid-19 but eligibility is different from school-to-school.)

SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS

  • Waive your Health Insurance -you should submit your online waiver so your school does not bill you for health insurance if you already have one.
  • Complete Financial Aid Forms – If you have not received your financial aid yet or if it’s on hold, you might need to complete financial aid forms. Check your school account to see what you have to do or contact your school’s financial aid office and ask what forms you need to complete.
  • Determine How You will Pay Your Bill – Many bills are due in August and may be extended if COVID-19 continues to be a challenge.(Ask the school if they will be extending their deadline. Every school has their own policies) —-Payment Options: You can pay for the school year in full, pay half of your bill in August and the second half in January, set up an 10 -12 month payment plan, set up a payment plan per semester, or you can consider loans to cover the coat until you graduate such as the Parent Plus Loan or Private loans. (Some schools will be offering emergency aid due to Covid-19 but eligibility is different from school-to-school.)

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