The most important thing you need to know...

Check your Marquette email on a regular basis.

Check your to-do list on your CheckMarq account in Student Center on a regular basis.

Required documents to complete the financial aid process will be listed here. Other departments will also identify items needed.

  • Dependent verification form can be downloaded from www.marquette.edu/mucentral by going to Financial Aid section and clicking on the link for forms. You want to select 2018-19 academic year.
  • 2016 parent IRS Tax Data and 2016 student IRS tax data (if applicable) can be obtained by logging back into the FAFSA website www.fafsa.ed.gov and going to income information until you reach the screen for IRS tax data retrieval tool. You can find a YouTube step-by-step tutorial under Quick Links on this page to assist you with the transfer of income tax data to the FAFSA. 

If a tax return was not filed for the parent, contact Jackie Walker for assistance in obtaining documentation required to comply with this request. Submit the documentation to EOP or MU Central for processing. Your award cannot be generated until this process is complete. 

Other Things You Need to Know

All continuing students with outstanding balances and no parent arrangements will not have access to registration for fall classes until this matter has been resolved. Contact jacqueline.walker@marquette.edu for assistance. 

Go to CheckMarq to review your bursar balances and check for BR1 registration and transcript hold. If you see this message, you will not be able to register until your account is in compliance with payments and arrangements. See Jackie immediately if you need to resolve this matter before registration begins. 

Holds are not immediately removed from your account, so resolve the matter before your registration day comes. It takes an average of 24 hours for access to register. 

Clean up your CheckMarq financial aid records!

Go to your CheckMarq account and review your 2018-2019 Aid Award.

Accept or decline loans and/or Federal Work Study that are still listed as Offered but have not been Accepted or Declined.

If you have questions about your loan offers or Federal Work Study or your financial aid award in general, contact our office. 

Stay Informed!

Access and read your Marquette email on a regular basis. Important notices are sent via email from our office, the Office of Student Financial Aid, and the Bursar's Office regarding important deadlines, documents you are required to submit, and information about your bursar balance.

Pay special attention to deadlines and make sure you take action and/or submit documents within the timeframe noted on any correspondence you receive.

Make sure you regularly check your 'To Do List' in your CheckMarq student center for documents you need to submit or actions you need to take. 

Other information

Beware of scholarship or financial aid scams that request payment to receive information on scholarships or other forms of financial aid. You should never pay to receive scholarship information or apply for financial aid. 

If you have not done so already, sign up for direct deposit with the Office of the Bursar. This feature allows you to designate a bank account for the direct deposit of any refunds requested on your behold. No more tracking down paper checks and running to the bank or ATM to make an in-person deposit. Go to your Student Center page and under the "Finances" section, click on the link to enroll in direct deposit. You will need your bank account routing and account number. 

Private Scholarships

It's still not to late to apply for outside, private scholarships. There are innumerable sources of assistance available. All scholarships are time sensitive with rolling deadline dates so check out current offerings now! Click here to begin your search.

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