Full-time students (12 credits or more) accepted into the Freshman-to-Master’s in Civil Engineering or Master of Science in Structural Engineering dual-degree programs are charged full-time undergraduate tuition rates and will receive undergraduate financial aid, even though they may be taking graduate courses. If a student enrolls in more than 19 credits, they will be charged the graduate per-credit rate for any credits above 19.

Students enrolled less than full-time (less than 12 credits) in an approved dual-degree program will be charged the standard per-credit charge based on the type and number of credits for which they enroll.

Please reference the 2012-2014 Graduate Academic Catalog for more information.

If you are enrolled in a dual-degree program and are interested in the Graduate Tuition Grant, click here for a full description of the Graduate Tuition Grant for B.S.-M.S. Dual Degrees.

Online Request

  • Go to www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript.
  • Click on the "Get Transcript ONLINE" link.
  • Create an account and follow the prompts.
  • You will be asked your reasoning for requesting a transcript. You should indicate "Higher Education/Student Aid."
  • Please select "2013" under the Return Transcript section.
  • The PDF will show in a different window. You can download and email or print the transcript.


Telephone Request

  • Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946
  • Follow the prompts and enter the required information (filer's SSN and address).
  • You will be asked which tax year you would like a transcript for. Choose "2013."
  • You will be asked to choose the type of transcript you need. Choose "Return Transcript."

 

IRS Data Retrieval Tool
You can transfer your 2013 Federal Tax Return information directly from the IRS to your 2014-15 FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. You can access this tool by making corrections to your previously submitted FAFSA. If the IRS Data Retrieval tool is used successfully, you are no longer required to submit a tax return transcript to the Financial Aid Office. You may be ineligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool if:

  • Your filing status is Married Filing Separately or Head of Household
  • You filed an amended tax return or filed a Puerto Rican or foreign tax return
  • You recently filed your taxes (less than 2 weeks if you filed electronically, less than 8
    weeks if you filed via mail)

To use the IRS DRT:

  • Go to www.fafsa.gov and select "Login."
  • Enter the student's name, SSN and date of birth and select "Next." Then select "Make FAFSA Corrections."
  • Once you are logged in, go to the "Financial Information" section; the fifth tab on the top.
  • If you filed taxes, confirm the tax filing status is "Already Completed."
  • Answer a set of questions to determine if you are eligible to use the tool. (If you are eligible, a "Link to IRS" button will appear.)
  • On the IRS website, after you enter and verify your information, you will need to select "Transfer Now."
  • Once the IRS data for the student and/or parent is transferred to the FAFSA, select the "Sign & SUbmit" tab. The FAFSA must be signed electronically with the student and parent PINs and resubmitted for processing.

2012-2013 FAFSA
It is time to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2012-2013 school year! Remember some funding is limited, so make sure to file your FAFSA before the March 15th priority deadline. This will help ensure that you receive as much aid as possible.

Please visit www.fafsa.gov to complete your 2012-2013 FAFSA today!

Misplace your PIN?
Have you misplaced or need to apply for a PIN? You can request a PIN or a duplicate PIN by visiting www.pin.ed.gov.

Remember both the student and one parent will need a PIN to sign the FAFSA electronically.

Important FAFSA Tip Regarding Your 2011 Federal Taxes!
The FAFSA will ask for your 2011 financial information. New for the 2012-2013 FAFSA, you can retrieve your 2011 Federal Tax information from the IRS website two weeks after your taxes have been filed electronically!

2011 Work-study Earnings
Were you a Work-study student at MSOE (or another institution) between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011? If so, you need to report those earnings on your 2012-2013 FAFSA.

When completing the “Student Financial Information” section of your FAFSA there will be a section titled “Additional Financial Information.” Please check the box next to “Taxable earnings from Work-study, Assistantships or Fellowships” and record the amount of your 2011 Work-study earnings in the box provided.

Don’t know your Work-study earnings? MSOE’s Financial Aid office emailed and mailed eligible students their 2011 Work-study earnings in January. Please be sure to include this amount on your 2012-2013 FAFSA form to ensure that you receive the appropriate benefits for all of your hard work. If you already completed your FAFSA without indicating your Work-study earnings, you are encouraged to make a correction to your existing FAFSA.

Below you will find a summary of important education credits and deductions to be aware of when completing your 2011 Federal Income Tax Return.  Please note for 2011, the Hope credit is not available.  However, you may be able to claim an American opportunity or lifetime leaning credit.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit
This credit offers a federal tax credit up to $2,500 credit per eligible student. Available only for the first four years of postsecondary education. Qualifying education expenses include tuition and fees and the costs of required course materials, such as books and supplies.  IRS publication 970, Chapter 2.

The Lifetime Learning Credit
You may be able to claim a lifetime learning credit for up to $2,000 for qualified education expenses paid.  There is no limit on the number of years the lifetime learning credit can be claimed for each student. Please note you cannot claim a lifetime learning credit and  an American Opportunity credit based on the same qualified education expenses.  IRS publication 970, Chapter 3.

Student Loan Interest Deduction
Student loan interest is interest you paid during the year on a qualified student loan.  It includes both required and voluntary interest payments. To help you determine your student loan interest deduction you should receive From 1098-E from you lender.  IRS Publication 970, Chapter 4.

For a complete list of the rules and regulation of tax benefits for education,
please refer to IRS Publication 970.

1098-T Forms
Your 2011 1098T form has been mailed to your legal home permanent address on file. This form will indicate how much required Tuition and Laptop Fees were charged for the 2011 calendar year, as well as any grants or scholarships received. It will not list payments.

To obtain payment information please log on to your my.msoe.edu account and print your  account history for reference.

To Print your account history:

  • Login to my.msoe.edu
  • Click on the Students Tab
  • Select STUDENT ACCOUNT INFO (Located on the left hand side of the screen)
  • Click on MY ACCOUNT BALANCES
  • Click on $0.00 Due
  • Your account history will be displayed.
  • Print for your use and reference.

Please keep in mind that the Student Accounts Office cannot give out any financial information over the telephone with regards to the 1098-T information.  We encourage you to utilize the website for your immediate convenience regarding any 2011 payment information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Accounts Office at (414) 277-7130.

You are not alone. This is a common feeling among students but you don’t have to feel this way. It is a misconception that only certain majors, genders or ethnicities receive scholarship funds. That’s right, it’s a myth! There is scholarship money out there for everyone!

Not sure where to look for scholarship opportunities? Here are a few great
resources to use when searching for scholarships:

High School Guidance Counselors
Guidance Counselors are a great reference for local scholarships in your area.

Local Organizations
If you are a member of an organization, see if they offer a scholarship. If they don’t, see if similar groups do. For example if you are a bowler, see if your league or bowling alley has a scholarship, but don’t stop there. Call other national bowling organizations and other bowling alleys as well. But don’t stop there! Contact bowling suppliers and bowling product manufacturers. You might be amazed with what turns up.

MSOE Financial Aid Office
Donors will notify us of scholarships, and we notify students of these opportunities via our listserv. Be sure to keep checking your email for great scholarship opportunities!

Private Scholarship Web Sites
There are many sites available to search for scholarships. Most of these databases are programmed very simply. For example they would not direct any “science” scholarships to individuals who are searching for “engineering” or “nursing” as a major. Be sure to think broad when searching for
scholarships.

The 2012-2013 FAFSA is now available online!
Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your 2012-2013 FAFSA today! MSOE’s Federal School code is 003868.

What is the FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is the only form needed to apply for financial aid.  The FAFSA asks for income and asset information for both the parents and student. This information will be used to determine financial aid eligibility.

What will you need to complete the FAFSA?

  • Federal PIN
    You will use a PIN to sign the FAFSA electronically. Both the student and one parent will need a PIN.

     

    Misplaced your PIN or don’t have a PIN? You may request a PIN or duplicate PIN by visiting www.pin.ed.gov.

  • 2011 Federal Taxes
    The FAFSA will ask for your 2011 financial information.  The 2012-2013 FAFSA allows you to retrieve your 2011 Federal Tax information from the IRS website, two weeks after your taxes have been filed electronically!

     

  • 2011 Work-Study Earnings
    Were you a work-study student at MSOE (or another institution) between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011?  If so, you need to report those earnings on your 2012-2013 FAFSA.

     

    When completing the “Student Financial Information” section of your FAFSA there will be a section titled “Additional Financial Information.” Please check the box next to “Taxable earnings from Work-study, Assistantships or Fellowships” and record the amount of your 2011 Work-study earnings in the box provided.

    Don’t know your Work-study earnings?  During the following month the MSOE’s Financial Aid Office will be sending out letters regarding any work-study earnings that you have made for the 2011 calendar year.  Please be sure to include this amount on your 2012-2013 FAFSA form to ensure that you receive the appropriate benefits for all of your hard work.  If you already completed your FAFSA without indicating your work-study earnings you are encouraged to make a correction to your existing FAFSA.

Federal Direct Loan Changes

  • Interest  rate for the Federal Direct Subsidized loan will revert back to 6.8% for all subsidized loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2012. (Current interest rate is 3.4% for 2011-2012 school year)
  • Interest subsidy during the six-month grace period have been eliminated for new Federal Direct Subsidized Loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2014.
  • Subsidized loans for graduate students have been eliminated effective July 1, 2012. (Note: Up to $20,500 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans are available for graduate students)
  • The up-front rebate on direct loans will be eliminated for loans

Federal Pell Grant Changes

  • Maximum Pell grant will remain $5,550 for 2012-2013.
  • Minimum award is 10% of maximum ($555). Pell grants less than that amount have been eliminated.
  • Eligibility is being reduced from 9 years to 6 years.