Estimated Aid Offers


▼   What is an estimated aid offer?
When it comes to finances and paying for college costs, planning ahead is always the first step in the right direction! An estimated aid offer provides students and families with an initial idea of what they may qualify for in federal student aid before required documents have been submitted and reviewed.
▼   I've never gotten an estimate of my federal aid.  Why did I get one now?
If you have been admitted to USA, have an official 2023-2024 FAFSA on file with USA, meet all federal student aid eligibility requirements, and are maintaining satisfactory academic progress – you will receive an estimated aid offer for the 2023-2024 academic year at your JagMail address within 10-15 business days of USA receiving your official 2023-2024 FAFSA.
▼   Are there any degree programs that will not have estimated aid offers?

Estimated aid offers are not processed for students in the College of Medicine, Accelerated Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physicians Assistant and Physical Therapy programs, as these programs have increased costs that are not determined this early in the aid processing cycle.

▼   How was my estimated aid offer calculated?

The federal student aid listed on estimated aid offer is based on the information provided on the 2023-2024 FAFSA and not your current status.

Example: If you indicated on your FAFSA that you are planning to be a graduate student but are currently classified as a senior as of Fall 2022 term, your estimated aid offer should reflect graduate level aid.

▼   The 2023-2024 academic year is almost an entire year away. What should I do to get my estimated aid offer updated?

We understand your plans may change! Please contact us using any of the methods at the top of this page and we will be happy to discuss any corrections that may need to be made to your FAFSA.

▼   When should I expect to receive a finalized aid offer for 2023-2024? 

Finalized aid offers are scheduled to begin mid to late February 2023 and will be issued via JagMail. 

The amounts listed on your finalized aid offer may differ from what was provided on your estimated aid offer. This can happen if corrections are made to your FAFSA as a result of required documentation or receipt of additional aid.  

▼   What do I need to do to receive a finalized aid offer for 2023-2024?

In order to be eligible for a finalized aid offer, any documents requested must be submitted through the USA Financial Aid Verification Portal and be reviewed (in addition to maintaining satisfactory academic progress and meeting all federal student aid eligibility requirements).

You will see a message in red text in the ‘Next Steps’ section of your estimated aid offer if you documents are needed. You should also have an email from the USA Office of Financial Aid notifying you of outstanding documents.