Plan It Forward

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • March 1 – Financial Aid Priority Deadline: It is strongly suggested that you have your FAFSA completed by this date to ensure timely processing.
  • May 28 – Summer Payment Deadline
  • June 26 – Summer 2 Payment Deadline (Payment plans are not available for Summer I and II terms)
  • July 1 – Financial Aid Final Deadline: You must complete your FAFSA and submit any required documentation to guarantee your financial aid will be processed on time for the fall semester.
  • July 2 – Fall 2021 Payment Plans open
  • August 20 – Fall 2021 Payment deadline

* UAFS FAFSA Deadlines. Meeting these deadlines guarantees your financial aid will be processed on-time for the fall semester. Please contact Financial Aid should you miss these deadlines.

It’s no secret that the more you learn, the more you earn. It’s why you’re investing in yourself by earning your college degree. But like any endeavor, great success begins with great planning.

 

It’s why we’ve created the Plan It Forward program. In just a few steps you can build a financial plan that takes the guesswork out of your financial aid and helps you develop a personalized payment plan. You’ll find details, including the steps you need to take and important dates, in the information below.


Don’t wait. The new semester will be here before you know it. Take the guesswork out of your collegiate experience – Plan it Forward.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • December 2 - Spring 2021 Payment Plans open
  • January 8 - Spring 2021 Payment Deadline
  • March 1 – Financial Aid Priority Deadline: It is strongly suggested that you have your 2021-2022 FAFSA completed by this date to ensure timely processing.
  • May 2 – Summer 2021 Payment Deadline
  • July 1 – Financial Aid Final Deadline: You must complete your 2021-2022 FAFSA and submit any required documentation to guarantee your financial aid will be processed on time for the Fall 2021 semester.

* UAFS FAFSA Deadlines. Meeting these deadlines guarantees your financial aid will be processed on-time for the fall semester. Please contact Financial Aid should you miss these deadlines.

 

 

Plan It Forward Steps

 

 

Follow these steps to help ensure your plan is financial plan is ready to go before the semester starts.

  1. Is your Financial Aid ready? Check your Financial Aid Status:
    1. Log into My.UAFS.edu using your UAFS username & password.
    2. Click on the “Students” tab.
    3. Select the Financial Aid icon and log-in using your UAFS username and password.
    4. Select the aid year.
    5. Review your status. Any missing documents will display a Red X. You need to take action to resolve the matter.
    6. Have questions about the financial aid process? Schedule with us using the instructions above or visit our Financial Aid page or contact our Financial Aid office directly at 479.788.7090 or by email at finaid@uafs.edu.
  1. View your bill online:
    1. Log into your UAFS Online Business Center account using your UAFS username & password.
      1. Please Note: You have the option of adding your parents, guardians or others to your account so that they can also see your bill. Once you are logged in – simply select “Authorized Users” for details. If you select this option, the authorized users will be able to access your account through the Authorized User Online Business Center Login Page. Authorized users can make payments, pay a housing deposit, or set up a payment plan on your behalf.
    2. Select My Account and Account Activity.
    3. Have questions about your bill? Contact our Cashier's Office directly at 479.788.7060 or by email at cashier@uafs.edu.
  1. Set up your payment plan:
    1. Log into your UAFS Online Business Center account using your UAFS username & password.
      1. Please Note: You have the option of adding your parents, guardians or others to your account so that they can also see your bill. Once you are logged in – simply select “Authorized Users” for details. If you select this option, the authorized users will be able to access your account through the Authorized User Online Business Center Login Page. Authorized users can make payments, pay a housing deposit, or set up a payment plan on your behalf.  
    2. Select the Payment Plans tab at the top of the page to see which plans are available.
    3. Have questions about your payment plan? Contact our Cashier’s Office directly at 479.788.7060 or by email at cashier@uafs.edu.
  1. Schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor or Account Specialist:
    1. Log into your NAVIGATE account using your UAFS username & password.
    2. Choose the “I Need Help With” option from the menu.
    3. Select the “Paying for College” option.
    4. Now choose “Meeting with an Account Specialist" or "Financial Aid Assistance” from the menu option & click Next.
    5. Choose the location date and time that works for you.
    6. Details of your appointment (Specialist name, office location, date & time) will appear. Click Confirm Appointment to secure your meeting time.
    7. Congrats! You’ve scheduled your appointment.
    8. If you’re unable to access NAVIGATE, please call 479-788-7967 or email us at LionsConnect@uafs.edu.