Award Notification

Financial Aid Handbook

Notification Procedure

When the FAFSA application is received by UCC’s Financial Aid Office, a Welcome Letter is sent to the applicant’s personal email that contains further instructions. After processing each student file, a financial aid offer will be sent to each eligible student’s UCC email. Financial aid offers are accepted via Student Self Service by the time frame indicated on the offers notification.

Students Selected for Verification

If you’ve been selected for verification, it means that the Financial Aid Office is required to compare your FAFSA data to your federal tax data and other resources reported on the FAFSA. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) will display if you have been selected for verification. UCC Financial Aid Office will request documents from you, which these will show up in your Student Self-Service under Financial Aid, then Eligibility. You will be required to submit a completed three page verification worksheets and if necessary turn in the specified year tax return transcript or non-filing letter. After you have submitted all documents, the UCC Financial Aid Office will make any necessary corrections to your FAFSA. Corrections may take up to 5 business days to process. Once an aid offer has been awarded you will be notified by email in your UCC student email to have you check your Student Self-Service to view your financial aid offer.

Aid Offer Description

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The COA includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses.

Additional Funding Resources

Aid that students are scheduled to receive are considered additional funding resources. Resources may include but are not limited to:

Financial Aid Resources/Additional information (Return to Title IV)

This section authorizes the UCC Financial Aid Office to pay any charges a student may incur on their student account. Students must either accept or decline their decision before their aid offer is packaged.

Financial Aid Offers

This section of your Financial Aid lists all aid sources offered for a student to be aware of.

Unmet Need

This is the difference between your Cost of Attendance (COA) minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and Resources.


Previous offer amounts may change if the total amount of a student’s resources exceed the COA. Certain Federal and State aid programs require colleges to adjust offers to eliminate over-payment to students. Students in over-payment may be required to repay the college.

Financial Aid Sources