UACCM Financial Aid

Veteran Benefits (TA)

Tuition Assistance Checklist for Incoming Veterans

    • Step 1

      Refer to military Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor to submit application for approval.

      Step 2

      Complete the admission process.

      Admission Requirements

      You must be fully admitted before financial aid will be awarded.

      Step 3

      Book advising appointment to establish an educational plan and register for classes.

      Advising/Registration Dates

      Visit the Advising webpage to determine when appointments are available and instructions on how to schedule an appointment.

      Note: Tuition Assistance (TA) will only pay for classes taken within your chosen degree plan

      Step 4

      Upload a degree plan and class schedule to perspective portal.

      Step 5

      After receiving an FTA Approval Letter, submit the letter to UACCM Student Accounts for invoicing

      Step 6

      Apply for federal aid. (i.e., Pell grant, loans, and work study. Also required for most state scholarships or grants)

      www.fsaID.ed.gov www.fafsa.ed.gov

      Create an Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and password and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records. You will need your FSA ID to access your federal student aid records online in order to view or make changes to your records. Dependent students will also be required to have a parent create their own FSA ID and password.

      While completing the FAFSA®, be sure to add UACCM's code 005245.

      Suggested FAFSA® Deadlines:

      • June 1 — To begin receiving aid in Fall
      • November 1 — To begin receiving aid in Spring
      • April 1 — To begin receiving aid in Summer

      Students must reapply for the next academic year (fall to summer) prior to that fall semester.

      Step 7

      Check for and submit other required paperwork.

      Watch for emails from the Financial Aid Office to the address listed on FAFSA requesting documentation or login to CampusConnect > Acct Info > Review Financial Aid approximately a week after you submit the FAFSA® to see what related paperwork must be submitted.

      Examples of supporting documents that may be requested:

      • UACCM Admissions Requirements (Call 501-977-2053 to check your status.)
      • Verification worksheet
      • IRS tax return transcript
      • W-2s
      • Evidence of child support
      • Parent(s) IRS tax return transcript (if dependent student)
      • Parent(s) W-2s (if dependent student)

      The Financial Aid Office cannot begin processing applications for a new award year until March of each year. (e.g., applications for fall through summer semesters cannot be processed before March of that year.)

      If supporting documents do not match the information submitted on the FAFSA®, it will delay completing your Pell grant award and any loans. Additional documentation may then be required.

      Step 8

      If the cost of classes is not completely covered, pay for remaining costs in full or set up a payment plan.

      Pay in person by visiting the Student Accounts window in the University Center.

      Payment Plan instructions.

      Step 9

      Begin and attend classes!