Spring 2024 Preparation Guide

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Spring 2024 Preparation Guide:

What's the Word?

The year is almost over, and it is time to gear up for the new semester. Some may be asking how, well that is where ‘Canes Central is here to help. Our aim is for students to focus on their academic endeavors, which can be accomplished by anticipating important events and proactively completing administrative responsibilities.


This Spring 2024 Preparation Guide is designed to provide you with the information you need to transition into the Spring semester seamlessly.  Get the “Word” around campus by thoroughly reviewing the information below and acting now so you can focus on your academics from Day 1.



Billing & Payment

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Financial Aid

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  • Attention GRAD and LAW Students: COA Adjustments

    Review your cost of attendance in CaneLink to see if your tuition category reflects your actual tuition charges, and, if not, submit the 2023-2024 Grad/Law Tuition COA Request Form if you wish to pursue additional aid.  Click here.

  • FAFSA Priority Deadline for 2023-2024 = February 1, 2024


    You only need your 2022 taxes to easily submit the new FAFSA and meet this deadline!  Click here.

    The 2024-2025 FAFSA application is scheduled to open on December 31st but the priority date will remain the same. Get prepared now to be able to submit in time.

    Also, keep in mind that the FAFSA application has changed. Any questions that you have concerning the application, please reach out to studentaid.gov customer service for assistance.

  • Title IV Permissions + Balances / Refunds

    Federal aid cannot apply to all charges without the completion of these permissions so a refund may be issued.  Click here.

  • Anticipated Aid + Balances / Refunds

    Aid will be listed on the bill as anticipated until disbursement begins, which typically begins 10 days before the start of the semester, and/or pending documents are completed.  Click here.

  • Loan Calculator

    Utilize this resource to understand if and how you can revise your federal and/or private loans.  Click here.



Registration & Records

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  • Swap vs. Waitlist

    Our recommendation is to leverage swap instead of waitlist because enrollment affects billing and aid.  Click here.

  • Important Dates

    Review and record these important dates to meet add/drop deadlines, application for graduation deadlines, etc.  Click here.

  • Proxy Access

    Only persons designated by students who complete the proxy verification process can access students’ records.  Click here.



’Cane Card

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  • New Students for Spring 2024

    Check your UM email and, when prompted, submit your ID photo online by the 1/3/24 deadline.  Click here.

    Further communication will continue weekly until photos have been submitted. Cane card pickup locations will be sent after the deadline.

  • ’Cane Express Account

    Replenish your funds and treat yourself to something on-campus during Fall finals or Spring classes.  Click here.



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New Team Members

are Here to Help

Our dedicated team of Associates and Student Assistants are here to assist you with all your registration and records, billing and payment, financial aid, and ’Cane Card inquiries as you prepare for Spring 2024.  If you don’t find the answers to your questions above, check out our 5 Ways to Connect and reach out any time.