What to Expect After You Have Completed FAFSA

SAR / Award Notification

SAR

You will receive a notice emailed from the U.S. Department of Education with instructions on how to view your Student Aid Report (SAR).

Or you may receive a SAR in the mail if you did not provide an email address or if you did not sign your FAFSA.

Award Notification

Expect to receive your award notification by email when your file becomes complete.  The emails will be sent to official UDM student email accounts.  Students will use TitanConnect to access student account information, including financial aid awards. 

Determine how much financial aid you will need by using the budget information found in TitanConnect, or by using the UDM Fees Card. Confirm the award in TitanConnect by "Accepting", "Declining" or reducing the aid offered. It's that simple!

The University of Detroit Mercy will process Federal Student Loans, including Stafford, PLUS and Grad PLUS through the Federal Direct Loan Program.  ALL new borrowers to the Direct Loan Program will be required to complete a new Master Promissory Note (MPN).  Students borrowing for the first time will also be required to complete an Entrance Interview as well.  The Entrance Interview is an on line tutorial about the loan programs.  You must respond to your award notification within 30 days of its date to receive awarded funds.  If you do not accept your award, funds may be reallocated to other students. 

Parents accepting the PLUS loan will need to complete and return a Parent PLUS Loan Application as well as completing an MPN.

NOTIFY A FINANCIAL AID OFFICER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU PLAN TO DELAY YOUR ENROLLMENT ONE OR MORE TERMS SO THAT YOUR AWARD CAN BE REVISED ACCORDINGLY.

ALL AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO AN ADJUSTMENT if any of the following take place:

  • Your enrollment status changes

     Number of Credit Hours
     Enrollment Status
    Full-time
    Three-Quarter Time
    Half-Time
    Less than Half-Time*
    Undergraduate 12+
    9-11
    6-8
    1-5
    Graduate
    9+
    7-8
    4.5-6
    1-4
    Dental students are usually full-time
    Law School students indicate credit hours on their Institutional Application
    * Funding limited to Federal Pell grant, if eligible
  • Your living arrangements change
  • Received aid not listed on the original award
  • Your employer or another source contributes to your education
  • Your FAFSA information changes after verification
  • The granting authority (state or federal government, private agency, ect.) revises its award
If your award changes, you will receive a notification of a change to your award with instructions about reviewing the current award in TitanConnect.  If you know that a change is necessary, please complete and submit a Request for Re-Evaluation Form.

Request for Additional Information: 

Some applications require that additional information be submitted before it is complete.  Please respond promptly to all requests and include your student number on each document.