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Foster Care Informational Meeting. S.C. Technical College System Via Technet August 16, 2007. Agenda. Introductions Proviso Identifying Foster Care Youth Eligibility & Continued Eligibility Awarding Process Funding & Award Amount Reporting of Data Institutional Disbursement Questions.

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foster care informational meeting

Foster Care Informational Meeting

S.C. Technical College System

Via Technet

August 16, 2007

  • Introductions
  • Proviso
  • Identifying Foster Care Youth
  • Eligibility & Continued Eligibility
  • Awarding Process
  • Funding & Award Amount
  • Reporting of Data
  • Institutional Disbursement
  • Questions
foster care youth
Foster Care Youth
  • Budget Proviso 5A.21 – Foster Care youth attending an eligible higher education institution in S.C. are eligible for additional Need-based Grants funding of up to $2,000 above the $2,500 maximum.
identification 62 470 f
Identification62-470 (F)
  • Students who may be eligible under this provision must self-identify.
    • Contact the institution
    • Provide official verification to the institution (verification of DSS status is only needed one time).
        • Acceptable verification shall include a letter from DSS; or
        • Foster Care Waiver Form to be completed and submitted to CHE.
  • As CHE continues to work with DSS, self-identification may not be necessary.
  • Goal: A more streamlined process whereby CHE notifies Institutions of the Foster Care youth.
eligibility continued eligibility requirements
Eligibility & Continued Eligibility Requirements

All Foster Care youth must meet the eligibility and continued eligibility requirements to receive the Need-based Grant and the additional grant.

nbg awarding process section 62 470 f
NBG Awarding ProcessSection 62-470 (F)

Need-based Grants are to be used only towards payment for the cost-of-attendance as defined by Title IV Regulations.

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NBG Awarding ProcessSection 62-470 (F)

Institutions must give first priority and award the maximum allowable NBG to Foster Care youth who are in the custody of DSS.

  • This may include Foster Care youth who have aged out of the system.
  • $2,500 if full-time (12+ credit hours)
  • $1,250 if part-time (6-11 credit hours)
additional nbg funding award amount
Additional NBG Funding/Award Amount
  • Additional NBG money (separate from the NBG allocation)
    • $100,000
    • Divided equally to eligible Foster Care youth = Award amount
    • Award amount may vary each year
reporting of data
Reporting of Data
  • Foster Care Recipients are reported with Scholarship/Grant Disbursement Data
  • Separate record for the student
  • Data Type = “F”
  • Amount Awarded = Based on allocation as explained in previous slide
  • The reporting of the need-based portion follows current procedures
institutional disbursement of additional nbg
Institutional Disbursementof Additional NBG
  • Institutions must submit a separate invoice for the additional NBG indicating the name of each Foster Care youth to:

Jeff Richards

Internal Operations

S.C. Commission on Higher Education

1333 Main Street, Suite 200

Columbia, SC 29201

  • $1408 ($100,000/71 eligible Foster Care youth for FY07/08)
nbg institutional disbursement section 62 490
NBG Institutional DisbursementSection 62-490
  • Institutions will identify award amounts, which cannot exceed $1,250 per eligible part-time and $2,500 per eligible full-time student per academic year.
  • NBG may not be applied to a second bachelor’s degree.
  • Verification of enrollment and year-end reconciliation report to CHE prior to June 30th. (Reported as adjustments with the summer disbursement process.)
contact information
Contact Information
  • Dr. Karen Woodfaulk – Director of Student


803.737.2244 or [email protected]

  • Ms. Camille Brown– Assistant Director for Finance

& Facilities/Chief Information


803.737-2149 or [email protected]

  • Ms. Lorna Manglona-Williams – Need-based Grant


803.737.2262 or [email protected]

Toll Free: 1-877-349-7183