At Truett McConnell University, 100% of all first-time freshmen receive financial aid.
Truett McConnell University is committed to providing a quality educational experience to students from all economic backgrounds. For graduating high school students and parents, the thought of college can be a financial burden. However, TMU works with you to help make the financial aid process easier to follow and understand. Follow the steps below in order to apply for financial aid today.
Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
STEP 1: Obtain a Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID) and Password.
You will need a FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you do not already have a FSA ID, you can obtain one quickly at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Parents of dependent students should also apply for a FSA ID so they can electronically sign their student’s FAFSA.
STEP 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
After obtaining a FSA ID, submit the FAFSA, at www.studentaid.gov, as soon as possible after October 1 of each year for the following year of enrollment. The FAFSA is required for federal grants, need-based (subsidized) federal student loans and other sources of need-based financial aid. Don’t forget to list Truett McConnell University’s school code number, 001597, on your FAFSA! If you are interested in federal loans or work-study in addition to your other financial aid, indicate this on the FAFSA. After the federal government processes your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by e-mail. This document indicates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and allows you to correct any errors that you made on the original FAFSA.
STEP 3: TMU Admissions “Acceptance”.
You will need to submit all documents and transcripts, needed for acceptance, to the TMU Admissions office. A student will be “Provisionally Accepted” until the final H.S. transcript is received. Financial aid can be awarded, once a student is provisionally accepted or fully accepted.
STEP 4: Complete the TMU Financial Aid Application.
Once accepted (or provisionally accepted), to apply for institutional aid, you will need to complete the TMU Financial Aid Application online on the Student Financial Aid Portal (“NetPartner”). If you have not logged in to the portal before, you will select first time user and set up your account with your student ID number. Once the account is set up, you will need to complete the online financial aid application and submit it. The information will be transmitted to the Financial Aid office electronically. However, if you cannot access the hyperlink above, copy and paste the following url address into your web browser: http://www.truett.edu/netpartner.
STEP 5: Apply for State aid and other types of financial aid.
The primary State aid application is the FAFSA. Georgia residents, who waive the completion of the FAFSA, may complete an application for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) and the HOPE Scholarship at www.gafutures.org. Also, students should apply for as many private outside scholarships as possible, by searching the web for scholarships and scholarship search sites.
STEP 6: Provide additional documents as necessary.
You’ll need to provide any missing documents requested by the Financial Aid Office. Missing document requests will be sent to students by email, or can be viewed on the Student Financial Aid Portal. The Dept. of Ed. randomly chooses 30% of all FAFSA applicants for a process called “Verification” (an audit of the financial information submitted on the FAFSA). If you are selected for verification, TMU will request signed copies of Federal Income Tax Returns, W-2’s, and a completed Student Verification Worksheet (available on the student portal).
STEP 7: Complete Federal Student Loan documents.
First-time federal loan borrowers at Truett McConnell University will need to complete a required basic online loan counseling session (Entrance Counseling) and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) available at https://studentaid.gov/. To do so, log in to the website using your FSA ID and password from Step 1. If the parent desires an additional Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, the application and MPN can be completed by the parent at https://studentaid.gov/, using the parent’s FSA ID and password.
STEP 8: Review Financial Aid Offers and Accept Awards.
Once all applications are complete and documents received, you will be sent an emailed Financial Aid Offer detailing any aid for which you are eligible. You are required to notify Truett McConnell University if there are any changes to the aid listed or if ANY other sources of financial aid (i.e. an outside scholarship, etc.) are awarded to you. Log into the Student Financial Aid Portal view and accept your awards.
STEP 9: Review and Reconcile Your Student Account.
Once accepted, your financial aid will appear on your student account. Monitor your own academic and financial information, at https://truett.edu/ by clicking on “Self Service,” to ensure that you stay informed. Please make sure to review the charges and financial aid on your account and reconcile any remaining balance with the Business Office. A payment plan option is available www.MyCollegePaymentPlan.com/Truett.