Graduate Checklist

  1. File a FAFSA, available starting October 1 for the next academic year. You should file your FAFSA as early as possible for maximum aid consideration.

  2. Review your offer. Once we receive your FAFSA, we will review it for accuracy and assemble your aid offer. You will be notified via email that your offer is ready to view in Self Serve Banner.

  3. Review dates and deadlines. You should do this regularly as new deadlines approach throughout the process.

  4. Use the published tuition rates to determine the cost of your program. You may pay for your program with a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, Private Loan, monthly payment plan, other personal means, or a combination of options.

  5. If you receive outside scholarships, send us a copy of your award notification from the scholarship committee, including the name and amount of the award.

  6. Go to Self Serve Banner.

    1. Read and acknowledge the Terms and Conditions of your Financial Aid Offer.

    2. Then, accept, decline, or modify the loans offered to you.

  7. If you are using the loans offered to you (Direct Unsubsidized or Graduate PLUS), apply for loans.

  8. Go to Self Serve Banner – Proxy Access Tab and complete the Proxy Access and Passphrase creation process. Proxy Access with an established Passphrase is required to allow us to discuss financial information with anyone other you (the student).

  9. Go to Self Serve Banner – Personal Information Tab and set up Direct Deposit. This will ensure swift processing of all refunds and payments.

  10. Learn more about the health insurance plan available for purchase through the University of Portland. Contact Student Accounts at 503.943.7347 or stu-acct@up.edu with questions or to sign up.