What the Estimated Aid Letter IS:

  • The Estimated Financial Aid Letter will use information reported by the student and family to estimate potential Federal, State, and Institutional grant and scholarship eligibility for the 2024-2025 academic year. In addition, potential eligibility for Federal Work Study and Federal Direct Loans will be provided on the Estimated Financial Aid Letter.
  • The Estimated Financial Aid Letter will provide families, based on information reported by the student and family, as well as admissions information, with estimated direct and indirect cost information.
  • The Estimated Financial Aid Letter is provisional and based on current information, which may change at a later date. Differences between an Estimated Financial Aid Letter and an Official Financial Aid Offer may occur if there are additional changes from the Department of Education, if the information provided on the 2024-2025 FAFSA is changed or incorrect, or if the information provided on the Estimated Financial Aid Request is incorrect.
  • The Estimated Financial Aid Letter is a resource to assist families with estimating expenses at UMFK.

What the Letter IS NOT:

  • The Estimated Financial Aid Letter is NOT an official offer of Federal, State, or Institutional financial aid. It is an estimation of what a student’s potential aid eligibility might be based on information provided by the student.
  • The Estimated Financial Aid Letter is NOT a guarantee of financial aid at UMFK. Official Financial Aid Offers are dependent on information we receive from the Department of Education, directly from the student’s 2024-2025 FAFSA. If there are additional changes from the Department of Education, if the information provided on the 2024-2025 FAFSA is changed or incorrect, or if the information provided on the Estimated Financial Aid Request is incorrect, the Estimated Financial Aid Letter may not accurately reflect what a student’s Official Financial Aid Offer is.
  • The Estimated Financial Aid Letter is NOT a guarantee of costs at UMFK. Cost of attendance information on the Estimated Financial Aid Letter is estimated and may change at any time if the data upon which the costs, calculations, analytic tools used, or other variables change. Students and families can expect to receive information about their final 2024-2025 Cost of Attendance Information at UMFK in early June 2024.

You must meet the following two conditions to be able to request an Estimated Financial Aid Letter

  1. Students accepted to UMFK as either an incoming First-year or incoming Transfer student for the Fall 2024 semester.

AND

  1. Students and families who have successfully completed and submitted the 2024-2025 FAFSA. Information from the FAFSA submission confirmation email will be required to complete the Estimated Financial Aid Letter Request.

Instructions to Complete Estimated Financial Aid Letter Request Form

Click on the request form button above or navigate to the Estimated Financial Aid Letter Request Form at https://forms.gle/w8wegXCQzc5uwRDeA.

1) Do you have a 2024-2025 FAFSA DRN (Data Release Number)?

The DRN (Data Release Number) is a four-digit number assigned to a submitted FAFSA. For 2024-2025, the DRN appears in the FAFSA submission confirmation email sent to the student. The screenshot provided shows where to find the DRN on the email confirmation.

DRN on FAFSA Email: View Larger

Screenshot of the FAFSA submission confirmation page highlighting the paragraph that states the student's Date Release Number, or DRN.

2) Student MaineStreet ID

The student’s MaineStreet ID is a 7-digit number assigned to students when they apply for admission to UMFK. The MaineStreet ID can be found on the student email received at the time of admission application.

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Screenshot illustrating the admission application email, which includes your UMS Student ID number.

3) Student Legal First and Last Name

Enter the first and last legal name of the accepted student.

4) Student Date of Birth

Enter the month, day, and year of the accepted student’s birthdate.

5) Are you a dependent student? (See below for clarification)
  • If you submitted parent information on your FAFSA, answer ‘Yes’.
  • If you were not required to submit parent information on the FAFSA, answer ‘No’.
6) What SAI (Student Aid Index) value was provided to you after successfully completing and submitting the 2024-2025 FAFSA?

The SAI number is calculated by the information provided on the 2024-2025 FAFSA. The provided screenshot illustrates where to find the SAI on the email confirmation.

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Screenshot of the FAFSA submission confirmation page highlighting the paragraph that states the student's Estimated Student Aid Index, or SAI.

7) What (if any) Federal Pell Grant amount was provided after successfully completing and submitting the 2024-2025 FAFSA?

On the FAFSA submission confirmation email, it is noted if the student is expected to have Federal Pell Grant eligibility or not. If this email indicates that the student is potentially eligible for Federal Pell Grant, a dollar amount of how much the student is expected to be eligible for will be listed. The provided screenshot indicates where to find the Federal Pell Grant eligibility on the email confirmation.

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Screenshot of the FAFSA submission confirmation page highlighting the last paragraph, which indicates your Pell Grant eligibility status.