Annual Membership Drive
The Lobo Club offices are located in the South Athletic Complex. If you meet someone who is interested in joining the Lobo Club, please have him or her call (505) 925-5014.
The Lobo Club wishes you success both academically and athletically during the upcoming year.
Athletically-Related Financial Aid
Period of Institutional Financial Aid Award/One-Year Limit
Renewals and Non-Renewals of Athletically-Related Financial Aid
It is important to note that the renewal of athletically-related financial aid is not automatic and that, in accordance with NCAA rules, the decision to not renew financial aid may be made for any reason including those related to athletic ability.
Cancellation or Reduction during Period of Award
A. Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate competition; or
B. Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application, letter of intent or financial aid agreement; or
C. Engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty (including violation of team policies); or
D. Voluntarily withdraws from a sport at any time for personal reasons. In the event that a student-athlete?s athletically-related financial aid is canceled or reduced during the period of the award or at the end of the award period, the student- athlete will be provided written notice of the action and the student-athlete will be entitled to a hearing before the university?s regular financial aid authorities.
Contact Information: Student Financial Aid Office
A. Student Athlete meets with Financial Aid Office (ask for manager in charge of athletic awards):
a. Discuss hearing procedure/format.
i. Student Athlete is allowed to bring people to the hearing for support, help, guidance, etc. but only the Student Athlete is allowed to address the committee.
ii. Athletic department may include the coaching and administrative compliance staff.
b. Student Athlete provides a written statement requesting a hearing. c. Identify possible dates/times.
B. Financial Aid Office sets date/time for the hearing and informs the Student Athlete, Athletic Department, & Committee Members.
a. The committee is comprised of 3 student services-oriented staff. Depending on availability, this may include representatives from the Financial Aid Office, Admissions, Dean of Students, Recruitment, Registrars, Bursars, etc.
C. 3 business days before the hearing, the Student Athlete provides written statement/documentation to Financial Aid Office detailing his/her situation (why he/she feels the Grant-in-Aid should be reinstated; prior discussions with athletic staff; etc.)
D. 3 business days before the hearing, the Athletic Department provides written statement/documentation to Financial Aid Office detailing why the Grant-in- Aid was reduced or canceled.
E. 2 business days before the hearing, the Financial Aid Office provides copies of the written statements/documentation to Committee members for review prior to the hearing.
a. Financial Aid Office:
ii. review procedures
iii. continue to facilitate meeting
iv. notify participants of the committee?s decision
b. Student Athlete:
i. present his/her information
ii. committee may ask questions during the student?s presentation c. Athletics Department:
i. present information
ii. committee may ask questions during the department?s presentation d. Open floor to all participants.
e. The Student-Athlete and Athletics Department leave and the committee makes their decision.
f. Financial Aid Office notifies both the Student Athlete and Athletic Department, in writing, of the committee?s decision. The committee's decision is final.
BOOKS ON LOAN SCHOLARSHIP THREE EASY STEPS
What if the books on the authorization form are different then the ones
required on the syllabus?
What if I need readings from Kinko?s or Alphagraphics?
What if a book is late arriving at the bookstore?
What if I buy a book then drop the course?
MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL ASSISTANCE FUND
This fund is set up to help students pay for the following:
(Except those covered by institutional, personal or any other insurance policy)
(Expenses for family members are not permitted)
(required for all students in the course)*
(required for all students in the course)*
(Receipts required for all requests that exceed $ 200)*
*Written receipts required
Those wishing to apply or need further information regarding the special assistance fund should contact David Flores, 277-6479 in the Compliance Office in Johnson Center.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS AT UNM
2.) Pell Grant
3.) Direct Loans
4.) Perkins loan
5.) LEAP (formerly the State Student Incentive Grant)
Additional documentation may be required and will be requested directly from the financial aid office. Respond immediately to any additional document requests from the Student Financial Aid Office. Include your name, Social Security number and e-mail address (if you have one) on all documents you submit to the Financial Aid Office.
Should you have any questions regarding your financial aid file, you may contact them at 277-2041. You may also check the status of your file through I-TEL UNM.
How will your financial aid be disbursed to you?
Student financial aid is credited to your UNM account beginning the first day of each semester. If your financial aid is greater than the amount owed the University, you will be able to pick up a check from the Cashier's Office. Prior to the beginning of each semester, the Bursar's Office publishes a disbursement schedule, according to Social Security number, for the first week of classes. After the first week of classes, students may pick up their financial aid checks anytime, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you do not pick up your refund, it will be mailed to you, so it is important that you check with UNM's Records Office to be sure they have your correct address.
If you will be enrolled for Fall and Spring semesters, and have been awarded grants, one-half of your total grant award will be credited to your account in the Fall and one-half will be credited to your account in the Spring, if your enrollment level is the same for each semester. If you will be enrolled for Summer semester, and have been awarded a Pell Grant, a pro-rated portion of your total Pell Grant award will be credited to your account in the Summer.
If you have been awarded a Perkins, NDSL, or Nursing Loan, and will be enrolled Fall and Spring semesters, one-half of your total award will be credited to your account in the Fall and one-half in the Spring, if your enrollment level is the same for each semester.
The Bridge to Success and the Lottery scholarship are housed in the financial aid office NOT in the scholarship office. Should you have questions about either one, please call 277-2041.
Bridge to Success Award
In order to be eligible for the Bridge to Success Award, students must be:
1. enrolled full-time (12 hours) at UNM for their first semester;
2. a graduate of a public or accredited private New Mexico high school with a 2.5 grade point average, or have received a NM GED since December 1998;
3. a New Mexico resident;
4. a U. S. citizen or permanent resident alien; and
5. enrolled in a degree-granting program at UNM.
Students may not receive this award in addition to other scholarships which cover tuition. The intention of this award is to provide funds of $1,000.00 of a qualified student's first semester tuition at UNM, but no more than $1,000.00. Students who receive other scholarships may be awarded additional support for such things as fees and books (sometimes a room and board allowance). However, no student may receive more than one tuition payment.
The Bridge to Success Award is made on the basis of the information about each student which is on record at UNM at the time of the student's admission. There is no formal application required. Changes in or corrections to this information may result in a change in the individual student's award status.
While on the Bridge to Success Scholarship, the recipient must successfully complete at least 12 credit hours with a 2.5 GPA to qualify to receive the Lottery Success Scholarship Spring semester, 2004. There is no exception to this rule.
IMPORTANT Classes taken for CR/NC (credit/no credit) are not calculated into the grade point average. Therefore, it is important, if you are taking some classes for a letter grade and some classes for CR/NC, that the GPA for the classes you are taking for a letter grade is at least a 2.5. DO NOT COUNT ON CLASSES TAKEN FOR CR/NC TO BRING UP YOUR GPA! THEY WON?T!
New Mexico Lottery Success Scholarship
1. is a US citizen or permanent resident alien;
2. is a New Mexico high school graduate (public or accredited private school or NM GED);
3. has met the admission requirements and is accepted for enrollment as a student at UNM;
4. has been enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UNM during the first regular semester immediately following graduation from a NM high school or receipt of a NM GED; and
5. has obtained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours by the end of their first semester at UNM. Students may receive the Lottery Success Scholarship for up to 8 consecutive regular semesters or until graduation, whichever is sooner. The scholarship is not available for summer sessions. To continue receiving the Lottery Success Scholarship, a student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Currently, the scholarship covers full-time cost of tuition. Fees are not included. Future awards are dependent on the amount of lottery revenue available for the program and any future action by the State Legislature.
Students may not receive the Lottery Scholarship in addition to other tuition scholarships. The intention of the law is to provide public funds for up to 100% of a student?s tuition, but not more than 100%. At UNM, the Lottery Success Scholarship will fund tuition for eligible students. Students who receive other scholarships may be awarded additional support for such things as fees and books (sometimes a room and board allowance). However, no student may receive more than one tuition payment.
IMPORTANT Classes taken for CR/NC (credit/no credit) are not calculated into the grade point average. Therefore, it is important, if you are taking some classes for a letter grade and some classes for CR/NC, that the GPA for the classes you are taking for a letter grade be at least a 3.0. DO NOT COUNT ON CLASSES TAKEN FOR CR/NC TO BRING UP YOUR GPA!
UNM BILLING PROCEDURES
Attached is a sample copy of a UNM student account statement. All studentathletes will be billed each month for any outstanding balances on their account and ?future due? amounts will be included in these statements. Student-athletes who are receiving full or partial scholarships may subtract the amount of athletic aid they will receive for Fall 2003 from the ?future due? amount, because they are not responsible for paying that amount.
Returning student-athletes who have been awarded athletic grant-in-aid for the 2003/2004 academic year should have received their financial award letters from the Financial Aid Office. The amount listed for Fall ?03 (i.e. tuition and/or room and board) is the amount they may subtract from their future due. If any returning student-athletes have not received their financial aid agreement letters, they should contact Janice Ruggiero at Athletic Advisement immediately.
If there are charges listed on their account statements for parking tickets, library fees, special course fees, or housing charges/damages, etc, the student is responsible for the charges. The student should pay the current amount due by the specified due date or they will receive a penalty charge and a bursar?s hold will be placed on the student's account.