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Financial aid 101

Financial Aid 101

A Financial Aid Workshop


Financial aid 1011

Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarships

FAFSA on the web

SAP and Appeal Process

Timeframes and Deadlines


Financial aid programs

Financial Aid Programs

  • Gift Aid

    • Grants or scholarships that do not need to be repaid

  • Work

    • Money earned by the student as payment for a job on or off campus

  • Loans

    • Borrowed money to be paid back with interest


Primary sources of funding

Primary Sources of Funding

  • Federal Government

  • State Government

  • Colleges & Universities

  • Private Agencies & Organizations


2010 2011 need based grants

2010-2011 Need Based Grants

  • Pell Grant

  • CalGrant

  • Academic Competitiveness Grant

  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant


Pell grant

Pell Grant

  • Federally funded grant

  • $2,775 maximum per semester (Summer, Fall, and Spring)

  • Amount based on EFC and enrollment status

  • Fall and Winter is considered as one semester

  • Requirements:

    • Submit a FAFSA

    • US Citizen or eligible non-citizen

    • High school graduate / GED / ATB test

    • For males, Selective Service registration

    • Must be enrolled in an eligible program


Cal grant

Cal Grant

  • Cal Grant B - $1,551

    • High school or college GPA of at least 2.0

    • Demonstrate financial need through FAFSA

    • File FAFSA by March 2 or September 2

    • 4 years of eligibility – Save last 2 years for transfer

  • Cal Grant C - $576

    • Enrolled in a vocational or technical program

    • Demonstrate financial need through FAFSA

    • 2 years of eligibility

    • File FAFSA by March 2 or September 2

    • Submit Supplemental form to CSAC

    • Provide Educational Plan to the Financial Aid Office


Academic competitiveness grant

Academic Competitiveness Grant

  • A $750 grant is available to graduating high school students in their first and second year of college if they:

    • Completed a rigorous high school course of study, e.g., A-G College Prep or AP classes

    • Graduated high school in 2006 or later

    • Are eligible for Federal Pell Grant

    • Enrolled at least half time (6 units)

  • Second-year (completed 31 to 60 units) students who earned a 3.0 GPA in college and continue to meet eligibility requirements may receive up to $1,300


Supplemental educational opportunity grant

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

  • $500 year grant

  • EFC = 0

  • Priority given to early applicants

  • Eligibility may differ each academic year


Federal work study

Federal Work Study

  • Full time enrollment required

  • Employment on campus

    • MLK Library

    • Administrative Offices

    • Academic Departments

  • Maximum 16 hours a week


Federal student loans

Federal Student Loans

  • Subsidized Stafford Loan

    • The student must demonstrate “need” through FAFSA

    • $3,500 per year for students with less than 30 degree applicable units

    • $4,500 per year for students with 30 or more degree applicable units

    • The government pays the interest (5.6%) while student is enrolled at least half time (6 units)


Federal student loans1

Federal Student Loans

  • Unsubsidized Loan

    • Student needs to demonstrate “need” through FAFSA

    • $6,000 per year regardless of the number of units completed

    • The student is responsible for the interest (6.8%) while enrolled at least half time (6 units)


Board of governor s fee waiver

Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver

  • Paper Fee Waiver Form

    • Eligibility based on household size and income level

  • Automated Fee Waiver (through FAFSA)

    • Eligibility based on need

      BOGG waives the tuition fees for students who are determined by the Admissions Office to be California residents.

      BOGG applies to the 9 colleges within the Los Angeles Community Colleges District


Chafee grant

Chafee Grant

  • The California Chafee Grant Program provides up to $5,000 annually to current and former foster youth for college or vocational training at any accredited college in the U.S.

  • Fill out FAFSA and the California Chafee Grant Application online.

  • Be enrolled at least half time (6units)

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Must be verified as a foster youth between ages of 16 and 19

  • High School diploma not required

  • To learn more about the CHAFEE go to:

    www.chafee.csac.ca.gov.


Scholarships

Scholarships

  • Are available from colleges, companies, community-based groups, and other agencies and organizations

  • Usually require separate applications

  • May require transcripts, an essay, an interview, or an audition

  • Beware of scholarship search companies that charge a fee

  • Check with your high school about scholarship opportunities

  • Use free scholarship searches


Lacc foundation scholarships

LACC Foundation Scholarships

  • Foundation and Departmental Scholarships

  • Applications available starting in February

  • Most of them need to be submitted by the end of March

  • Check the LACC Foundation website at

    • www.laccfoundation.org/scholarships

  • General Questions: [email protected]


Scholarships searches

Scholarships Searches

  • First, begin with the college or university to which you are applying

  • Next, check with your or your parents’ employer and/or union

  • Call the Chamber of Commerce for scholarships offered by clubs and organizations in your community

  • Check out scholarship search engines:

    • www.fastweb.com

    • www.scholarships.com

    • www.finaid.org

    • www.collegeboard.com

    • www.laccfoundation.org/otherscholarships


Fafsa on the web

FAFSA on the Web

  • Apply online at www.fafsa.gov

    • Tax and income information

    • Parents’ information (if applicable)

    • Student’s PIN (and parents’ if applicable)

  • Assistance at the FASTLab located in CH126


Financial aid process

Financial Aid Process

  • Three Step Process:

    • Complete FAFSA application online

    • Submit documents to the Financial Aid Office:

      • Questionnaire/Ed Goal form

      • Picture ID

      • Verification Worksheet *

      • Income Tax Forms and W-2 *

      • Additional documentation may be required

    • Select disbursement option through myLACCDcard


Satisfactory academic progress sap

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

  • To qualify for financial aid, a student must meet the following academic standards:

    • Cumulative GPA above 2.0

    • Complete at least 2/3 (67%) of all units attempted

    • Have attempted less than 90 units

    • Do not have an Associate degree or higher outside the LACCD

  • Submit an appeal along with an Educational Plan to be considered for reinstatement


Deadlines

Deadlines

  • Fall:

    • Appeal: December 3, 2010

    • Loans:December 3, 2010

    • Financial Aid Documents:December 17, 2010

  • Winter:

    • Appeal:January 21, 2011

  • Spring

    • Appeal:May 20, 2011

    • Loans:May 6, 2011

    • Financial Aid DocumentsJune 6, 2011


Timeframes

Timeframes

General timeframes

  • Appealsat least 30 business days

  • 2nd and 3rd level appealsup to 4 weeks

  • Loansat least 30 business days

  • Processing financial aid documentsusually 3 to 6 weeks

  • Replacing LACCD card (inactive)5 to 7 business days


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