How it Works
- Both the student and their parent will be notified of a form they need to complete. While both the student and parent needs to complete this form, it cannot be completed at the same time.
- Either person can complete & sign the form first, but the first person to access the form must complete all fields of the form in order to submit it. If the second person to access the form needs to make changes, they will need to start the process over (see Changing Information Between Signatures below).
- Once the first person has completed the form, they should submit it. An email will be sent (with a personalized link to the partially-completed form) to the other person to review and sign. The second person must use this custom link to add their signature. If they use the initial link, they will invalidate the first person's signature and both parties must start over. The second signer has 35 days to review and sign the form otherwise the content will expire and both parties will need to start over. (Reminder emails will be sent every 10 days until the form expires.)
- Once both parties have completed the form, it will be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid for processing.
Changing Information Between Signatures
If the information provided by the first person to complete the form is incorrect, a new form will need to be completed with the correct information. To complete a new form and re-start the process, the student/parent should access the form from the original link provided (via Buff Portal or a "missing information" email). Either person can submit the initial form; however, the first person to complete it will need to fill out all fields. Once the new form has been submitted, an email will be sent to the other person (student/parent) to review & sign.