Undergraduate Checklist | University of Portland

Undergraduate Checklist

  1. File a FAFSA - You should file your FAFSA as early as possible for maximum aid consideration. Our school code is 003224.

  2. Review your offer - Once we receive your FAFSA, we will review it for accuracy and assemble your aid offer. You will be notified, in writing, when your offer for the year is complete and when changes are made.

    1. New students - You will receive a copy of your offer letter via US mail, along with a packet of additional information regarding the financial aid process.

    2. Returning students - You will be notified via your UP email account 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. Complete verification, if selected - About 1/3 of aid applicants are selected for verification. You may be selected by the Department of Education or by the University of Portland.

  5. Complete additional requirements, as requested - You will be notified, in writing, of the additional requirements and documents needed to complete your aid application. Please submit only what is requested of you and in a timely manner. Check  Self Serve Banner for additional instructions. All forms are located in the Pilots UP Portal. You will need your UP network credentials to login and access forms.

  6. Apply for loans, if using - Most students are offered loans but it is up to you determine which loans to use.

  7. Complete a special circumstance appeal, if applicable - We recognize that the FAFSA may not accurately reflect your financial situation. Review the  Special Circumstance site to see if you may qualify for an appeal.