January 26, 2015
Student Financial Services Newsletter
Table of Contents
1098T Tuition Tax Statements
Did you choose to not give us your SSN or ITIN?
Traditional Undergraduate Scholarship Application Deadline January 28th!
All Students - Oregon Opportunity Grant
Possible Additional Funds for Spring 2015
Online Payment
Join Our Mailing List
Brief Alerts

Spring term payment due? By now due charges should be paid and aid should have disbursed. If you still owe a balance that is now past due, please contact our office to make arrangements. 

Planning to live on campus next year? Watch for sign up information from Student Life.


FAFSA Filing Information


Tax season is upon us and it's time to take action! We also have some scholarship reminders for you. 


1098T Tuition Tax Statements - For Educational Tax Benefits

The due date for your 1098T Tuition Statement to be available to you, or postmarked if being mailed, is February 2nd. We are working to have forms accessible online before that date but due to the overlap of start of term and tax season, we do not anticipate being able to mail statements earlier than the deadline. 

Sign up now to receive your 1098T online or visit our information page to find out more about your potential tax benefits. 

We strongly recommend that you opt in to online access if you have trouble with mail delivery or if you want the fastest possible access to your form. Just  click here and log in if you are not already logged in. Then select Account Inquiry and choose the Account Services tab. Then "Grant Consent." You only have to opt in once.


When your tax form is available, you will find a hyper link to it in MYGFU in the same location where you granted consent. You can then simply download the pdf and forward it to whomever is completing your taxes or is claiming you as a dependent on their taxes. The pdf will have your SSN masked, if you are concerned about emailing the document. 


No SSN or ITIN on your GFU Record?

If you have not given GFU your SSN, which these days is often referred to as an ITIN, Individual Tax Identification Number, the law requires that you furnish this information. Please return the GFU version of IRS FORM W-9s to Student Accounts ASAP!  This same form is used to let us know that you don't have an SSN/ITIN. Whatever the reason for not giving us your SSN, you must return to us a signed W-9s. 


Traditional Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline


Reminder! The scholarship application process ends in two days on January 28th at 5:00 pm. (Firm Deadline!) If you haven't done so already, please log into MYGFU and check under "Student Resources" to find the link. Don't miss this opportunity for additional funding to help pay for school next year. 


Oregon Student Access and Completion (OSAC) scholarships are open now as well. This scholarship opportunity is open to all students from Oregon. Most are for undergraduates but some are available for graduate programs. OSAC oversees several hundred scholarships. Log on to www.oregonstudentaid.gov to begin your application today. The deadline for your submission is March 1, 2015.


Graduate and Undergraduate Student OSAC Scholarships

Oregon Student Access and Completion (OSAC) scholarships are scholarships that are available for both Graduate and Undergraduate Oregon students. Although most funds are designated for undergraduates, students in graduate programs are encouraged to apply. Log on to www.oregonstudentaid.gov to begin your application today. The deadline for your submission is March 1, 2015.


Possible Additional Funds for Spring 2015

Looking for a way to bridge the gap between your financial aid and your balance due? Students that have advanced from freshman to sophomore or sophomore to junior between fall and spring semesters may be eligible to receive an increase to their Federal Stafford loan. If this is the case and you are interested in the increase, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor right away. The average increase is $1000 but can be more.

Other options? You will find options, including how to pay monthly at this link:  Bridging-the-Gap  


Online Payment

Save time and expedite payment processing by paying online! Visit this web page to find out how to maximize your online payment options including creating guest permissions for those who help pay your bill.


All of us in Student Accounts and Financial Aid wish you well. Let us know if we can assist you. We are here to help!


Your George Fox University Student Financial Services Teams

Direct questions regarding 1098T Tuition Statements to Student Accounts

Direct questions regarding scholarships, the FAFSA and Bridging-the-Gap to Financial Aid