Feb 2, 2009
It’s February 2nd… Do you know where your FAFSA is?
Posted in: Afford
Today marks registration day: the day when MIT turns technology on its head! Students meet one-on-one with advisors to plan out courses for the next term and to discuss their academic progress. I actually like this definitively low-tech approach to registration; it means you have a chance to reconnect with your advisor (last semester I didn't feel like I spent nearly enough time with my advisees) and it gives the campus a chance to wind-up for a day before classes officially kick-off.
Speaking of winding-up, some exciting news:
The financial aid application portlet on My.Mit is live. You can track whether or not we have received your financial aid application materials by logging into the My.Mit portal and viewing the portlet. Also you can link to the websites of any missing financial aid documentation and complete it as necessary. At this point, we remain about three days behind in processing mail received so if you have sent your materials in the past week, please be patient with us.
Any questions about the FAFSA, PROFILE or ISFAA (International Student Financial Aid Application)? Remember that our priority deadline for Freshmen is February 15th, so please be sure to get working on whatever financial aid materials we are missing!
Also please note that if you have not completed your 2008 tax returns, we need a copy of your 2007 returns in order to consider your application for financial aid compelte. You can mail the 2007 form to our office directly (Building 11-320). If you have your 2008 form ready and you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident you can submit your forms via the College Board's IDOC service when it launches later this month.