Financial Aid Guide

Accept your TitanConnect Award

  • Log on to http://tc.udmercy.edu 
  • Enter User Name & Password
  • Click Login
  • Click on Titan Connect Self Service
  • Click on Financial Aid
  • Click on Award
  • Click on Award for Aid Year
  • Select your aid year/click Submit
  • Click on “Terms & Conditions” tab
  • Read Terms & Conditions/click Agree
  • Click on “Accept Award Offer” tab
  • Determine the aid you would like to accept/click Submit Decision
  • Scroll down to Requirement Messages
  • Please submit all required documentation as requested
    Important If you have accepted loans, you must complete the listed requirements or the loan funds will not pay out to your account.

Complete Federal Perkins Loan MPN

  • Accept your Perkins loan on TitanConnect
  • Within one week, Webmaster@ECSI will send an email to your TitanConnect email address (look for a red exclamation point [!] and the words MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE in the subject line)
  • Follow the instructions

Stafford/PLUS Loan Requirements
(Only required every 10 Years at UDM)

The following requirements can be completed on: https://studentloans.gov 

Note: You will need your Federal PIN to complete this step. If you need to apply or get a copy of your PIN, see the “Obtain a Federal PIN” notes on side 2 of this form.

  1. Click green Sign in button
  2. Enter BORROWER SSN, Last Name, Date of Birth, PIN
  3. Click Sign In

Complete the Entrance Counseling

  • Click Complete Counseling
  • Choose Type – Click Entrance Counseling
  • Select School state and name
  • Select Student Type (Undergraduate or Graduate)
  • Click Continue
  • Read the information and complete all 5 steps
  • Print your confirmation page

Complete Stafford/PLUS/Grad PLUS Loan MPNs

  • Click Complete Master Promissory Note
  • Select your loan type
    • Students
      • Subsidized/Unsubsidized OR
      • Graduate PLUS
    • Parents
      • Parent PLUS
  • Complete steps 1-4 of the MPN
  • Print Master Promissory Note PDF version


Apply for a Parent PLUS Loan

  • Click Request Direct PLUS Loan
  • Select Parent PLUS
  • Complete steps 1-4
  • Print your confirmation
    Note: This step must be done in addition to a PLUS MPN

Have your Financial Aid Refund Direct Deposited

  • Log on to http://tc.udmercy.edu 
  • Enter User Name & Password
  • Click Login
  • Click on Titan Connect Self Service
  • Click on Student
  • Click on Student Account
  • Click on Direct Deposit Student Refunds
  • Type in the routing number for your bank and your account number
  • Check either Savings or Checking
  • Click Submit
    Note: If you choose not to participate in direct deposit, your refund check will be mailed to your address as listed on TitanConnect.

Make a Payment Online

  • Log on to http://tc.udmercy.edu 
  • Login in using Username & Password
  • Click on Titan Connect Self Service
  • Click on Student tab
  • Click on Make a Payment tab
    You will be redirected to the online payment site
  • Select Click Here to Make A Payment tab
  • Click on Current Balance to pay full amount due OR select Make a payment on your student account to enter the amount you want to pay in U.S. Dollars
  • Click Add to Shopping Cart
  • Accept Terms & Conditions of Service Charge if paying with debit/credit card only
  • Click Continue to Checkout
  • Select Method of Payment
  • Enter account Information and click Continue checkout
  • Click Submit Payment and Email receipt

Obtain your Federal PIN

  • Log on to http://www.pin.ed.gov
    Apply for a PIN
  • Click Apply for a PIN
  • Read instructions and click NEXT
  • Answer all Personal Information questions and click NEXT
  • Print confirmation page for your records
    Can’t Remember Your PIN?
  • Click Request Duplicate PIN
  • Enter SSN, Last name, Date of Birth
  • Click Submit Request
  • Answer challenge question
    Warning: If challenge question is answered incorrectly 3 times, you will need to apply for a new PIN

Get Proof of Enrollment

  • Log on to http://tc.udmercy.edu 
  • Enter User Name & Password
  • Click Login
  • Click on Titan Connect Self Service
  • Click on Student
  • Click on Student Records
  • Click on National Clearing House (NCH)
    You will be re-directed to the NCH website
  • Click on Students and Alumni (top of page)
  • Click on Verify Current Enrollment
  • Enter your personal Information
  • Print your Proof of Enrollment

View Your Account Balance Online

  • Log on to http://tc.udmercy.edu 
  • Enter User Name & Password
  • Click Login
  • Click on Titan Connect Self Service
  • Click on Student
  • Click on Student Account
  • Click on Account Summary by Term
  • View your Charges & Payments for each term

Borrow a Private Loan

  • Log on to http://www.udmercy.edu
  • Click Current Students
  • Scroll down to Service Offices & click Financial Aid
  • Click on Sources of Financial Aid
  • Click on Student Loan Programs
  • Click on Private Alternative Loan
  • Under Lender Selection at the bottom of the page ELM SELECT will be highlighted in red
  • Scroll down to view the list of Lenders for UDM – please review the benefits and do lender comparisons by checking the compare boxes
  • Select a lender and click apply
    You will be redirected to the private loan website
    Note: Students may require a credit-worthy co-signer for private loans