Transfer Students to UM-St. Louis
Students transferring to UM-St. Louis:
Students transferring from another college/university to UM-St. Louis should review the following steps to maximize opportunities for federal, state and institutional aid programs. UM-St. Louis Student Financial Aid application procedures are:
- If you are transferring at the beginning of an academic
year (i.e. Fall Semester 2007), then you MUST complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate
University of Missouri - St. Louis in the School Release
Section (Step Six). Our school code is 002519. If you are
transferring during an academic year (i.e. Winter/Spring
Semester 2008), and you've already filed the FAFSA but did
not list UMSL in the school section, you can call the Federal
Processing Center at 1-800-433-3243 and request that UM-St.
Louis be added to your FAFSA information. The representative
will ask you for the Data Release Number, or DRN [available
in the top right hand corner of your Student Aid Report
(SAR)] and the college/university school code.
- Admission to the university is REQUIRED to receive federal
financial aid. If you have not already applied, please contact
the Undergraduate Admissions Office to obtain an application.
Once you have been admitted as a Degree-Seeking student
and we receive your FAFSA information, pending no additional
paperwork, an award notification letter will be mailed.
- Students who received state-sponsored assistance (i.e.
Bright Flight Scholarship, Charles Gallagher Grant, etc)
should contact the College Board for Higher Education at
1-800-473-6757 and let them know you are transferring. If
the State refers you to our office, then contact us so that
we may add your name to our roster for payment.
- Undergraduate students transferring from a St. Louis area
community college may apply for the Community College Transfer
Scholarship. An application is required for consideration
and is available through the Undergraduate Admissions Office
or the UM-St. Louis Admission Coordinator at your college.
Students transferring in the Fall Semester must submit their
applications by April 1, while students transferring in
the Winter Semester must submit their applications by November
1. The scholarship eligibility requirements are available
on the Student Financial Aid website at http://www.umsl.edu/services/finaid
or through the Admission Coordinator at your college.
- Undergraduate students transferring into The College of
Business Administration may also take advantage of The College
of Business Administration Community College Scholarship
by contacting Jane Farrell at (314) 516-5883 for an application.
Specific requirements can be obtained from the College of
- Undergraduates or graduates transferring from a four-year
institution may apply for scholarships for the next academic
year. For example, if you transfer Fall 2007, then you may
pick-up a scholarship application in December 2006 for Fall
2007. A grade point average established at UM-St. Louis
is required to apply for Continuing Student Scholarships
awarded through Student Financial Aid. However, you may
check with your department to see if they award scholarships
to transfer students.
- Financial aid is not transferrable--your eligibility may
vary from school to school depending on the cost of education
at each school, the number of credits transferring into
the new school, etc. By ensuring that UMSL has your FAFSA
information for the year you are in effect reapplying for
financial aid. Generally, your Pell Grant eligibility will
not change from school to school as long as you maintain
your enrollment status and as long as your FAFSA information
does not change. Your loan eligibility may change if you
regress grade levels when transferring because not all of
your prior course work is accepted for credit at UMSL, or
if the cost of attendance at UMSL is different from that
of your previous school. Perkins and SEOG funding varies
at each institution, and each school may have different
policies in awarding the funds, so a Perkins or SEOG award
at another school may not be automatically renewed at UMSL.
- If you received loans at another school prior to transferring to UMSL, you may wish to contact the lender or holder of that loan and let them know that you are now attending UMSL. Otherwise, the lender may assume that you are not in school and may ask you to start repaying the loan. You may be asked by the lender to provide written confirmation of your enrollment, such as a deferment form certified by UMSL. For enrollment certification, please contact the Office of Registration and Records.