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Financial Assistance Overview. Presented by Joanne Graziano Executive Director for Student Financial Services LIU Post [email protected] Sources For Financing Your Child’s Postsecondary Education. Savings – Parent and student Current Income- Parent and student

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Financial assistance overview

Financial Assistance Overview

Presented by Joanne Graziano

Executive Director for Student Financial Services

LIU Post

[email protected]


Sources for financing your child s postsecondary education

Sources For Financing Your Child’s Postsecondary Education

  • Savings – Parent and student

  • Current Income- Parent and student

  • Future Income – Parent and student

  • Financial Assistance


What you need to know

What you need to know!

  • Application process and requirements

  • Contact the schools for their requirements


Know the financial assistance application requirements

Know the Financial Assistance Application Requirements

  • 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • 2014-15 College Scholarship Service Profile Application or Other Institutional Aid Application (used by some colleges to award university scholarships and grants)

  • 2014-15 New York State Tuition Assistance Program Application (TAP)


How and when do we get started

How and when do we get started?

  • January of the senior year

  • Parent and student need to go on-line and obtain FAFSA PIN#.

  • Complete & submit FAFSA and NY State TAP application before schools’ deadline date & annually thereafter

  • If Required -Complete & submit CSS Profile or Institutional aid application


Apply for parent and student pin

Apply for Parent and Student Pin


File the fafsa

File the FAFSA


How is the expected family contribution efc calculated

How is the Expected Family Contribution-EFC calculated?

  • Income information for the parent(s)

  • Income information for the student applicant

  • Asset information for the parent(s)

  • Asset information for the student applicant

  • Household size and number in college


Parent contribution student contribution expected family contribution efc

Parent Contribution + Student Contribution = Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

  • Through the FAFSA, a uniform financial evaluation is performed that derives the expected family contribution available to assist the student in meeting their annual college expenses.


What happens next

What happens next?

  • Once the FAFSA is processed, the family and student receive the expected family contribution results by mail or email through a document called the Student Aid Report (SAR)

  • Each of the schools listed on the FAFSA get these results electronically and begin to review and prepare an aid packageassuming the student has been accepted.


Calculating financial need

Calculating Financial Need

  • Annual 2013-14 Cost of Attendance - $35,000

    Please Note: Cost of Attendance includes tuition/fees, room/board, books, transportation & allowance for personal expenses.

  • Less FAFSA EFC- 15,000

  • = Financial Need 20,000


What you need to know1

What you need to know!

  • Sources of assistance


Merit based admissions scholarships free money

Merit Based Admissions Scholarships –FREE MONEY

  • Awards or scholarships based on high school averages and standardized test scores

  • Awards or scholarships based on academic merit and financial need

  • Scholarship amounts may be partial to full


Liu post admissions scholarship examples

LIU Post Admissions Scholarship Examples

  • LIU President’s Award $18,000

  • LIU Scholars Award $12,000

  • LIU Merit Award $10,000

    Eligibility is based on high school

    average and standardized test scores.


Talent based scholarships and awards free money

Talent Based Scholarships and Awards- FREE MONEY

  • Awards based on artistic or musical talent and academic merit

  • Awards based on performance and academic merit


Sample talent based scholarships awards

Sample Talent Based Scholarships & Awards

  • Music Activity Grants

  • Theatre, Dance, Film Incentive Awards

  • Art Scholarships


Performance based scholarships and grants

Performance Based Scholarships and Grants

  • Scholarships based on athletic ability

  • Awards based on participation and performance


Sample performance based scholarships grants

Sample Performance Based Scholarships & Grants

  • Athletic Grants

  • Student Activity Grants

  • Peer Mentoring Grants


Need based grant example

Need Based Grant Example

  • LIU Access Award $3000- $8000

    Eligibility based on evaluated financial need from the FAFSA


Federal financial assistance

Federal Financial Assistance


Federal grants free money

Federal Grants - Free Money

  • Federal Pell Grant Program –

    Current 2013-14 awards range from

    $605 to $5645 annually

  • Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants - SEOGstudents must be Pell Grant eligible to qualify- amounts are variable


Federal grants cont

Federal Grants cont.

  • The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.


New york state grant assistance tap

New York State Grant Assistance - TAP

  • The Tuition Assistance Program - TAP provides substantial grant assistance to eligible New York State residents attending colleges in New York state.

  • Families with New York state Net Taxable Incomes of less than $80,000 are currently eligible.

  • Awards for 2013-14 range from $500 to $5000 per year to assist with tuition costs only.


Work opportunities for students

Work Opportunities for Students

  • Federal College Work Study Grants

  • Federal America Reads Work Program

  • Cooperative Education Employment

  • Other part-time on-campus employment


Financial assistance overview

Federal Financial Assistance

  • FEDERAL PERKINS LOANS

  • Low-interest Federal loan for students with exceptional financial need.

  • Students can borrow up to $5,000 per year at an interest rate of 5%.

  • Interest free while the student is in school.


Financial assistance overview

Federal Financial Assistance

  • WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM

  • Best financing option for students; available regardless of financial need.

  • Two repayment options available:

    • Subsidized: fixed 3.86% interest rate, interest does not accrue while in school, repayment of interest and principal due 6 months after graduation.

    • Unsubsidized: fixed 3.86% interest rate, interest accrues while in school, repayment of interest and principal begins 6 months after graduation.

  • Annual Loan Limits (2013-14):

    • ▪ Freshman $5,500 ▪ Sophomore $6,500 ▪ Junior/Senior $7,500

  • An additional $4,000 to $5,000 in additional loan funds are available annually to independent students and dependent students if the Parent Loan is denied.


Financial assistance overview

Federal Financial Assistance

  • FEDERAL DIRECT PLUS LOAN PROGRAM

  • Available to the parent or legal guardian of a dependent student.

  • Fixed 6.41% interest rate; in-school interest payments are required.

  • Credit check required.

  • Also available to graduate students.


Other educational financing options

Other Educational Financing Options

  • Alternative Bank Loan Programs - always utilize all federal grant and loan programs before considering alternative loan options.

  • Deferred Tuition Payment Plan Programs

  • Section 529 Plans

    - Prepaid Tuition Plans

    - College Savings Plans


What you need to know2

What you need to know!

  • Elements of a financial assistance package

  • Packages are likely to arrive between February – April if all aid applications are complete and student has been accepted.


Components of a financial aid package

Components of a Financial Aid Package


Financial assistance overview

What Will College Really Cost Me?

Tuition and Fees $34,000

President’s Award 18,000

New York State TAP Award 2,000

Federal Pell Grant 1,695Student Loans

Subsidized 3,500

Unsubsidized 2,000

= Balance Due** $6,805

**Can be paid by one or more of the following sources:

  • University Payment Plan

  • Parent PLUS loan

  • Military Benefits

  • Private Educational Loan

  • Work Study Proceeds

UNDERGRADUATE COMMUTER

EFC is 4,000


Financial assistance overview

What Will College Really Cost Me?

UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENT

EFC is 4,000

Tuition and Fees $34,000Room and Board$12,750

President’s Award 18,000

New York State TAP Award 2,000

Federal Pell Grant 1,695

Federal SEOG 1,000

Student Loans

  • Subsidized 3,500

  • Unsubsidized 2,000

  • Perkins Loan 4,000

    = Balance Due** $14,555

    **Can be paid by one or more of the following sources:

  • University Payment Plan

  • Parent PLUS loan

  • Military Benefits

  • Private Educational Loan

  • Work Study Proceeds


Net price calculators

Net Price Calculators

  • The calculations are based on the basic formula of price of attendance minus grant aid. The calculator will generate an estimate based on the student's unique information and what similar students paid in the previous year. The estimate generated from the calculator will not represent a final or binding determination of the institution's cost.


Federal education tax credits and deductions

Federal Education Tax Credits and Deductions

American Opportunity Credit

  • It is available to a broader range of tax payers and covers up to four years of post-secondary education with a maximum tax credit of $2500 per student.


American opportunity tax credit

American Opportunity Tax Credit

  • Individual taxpayers with modified adjusted gross incomes of $80,000 or less and joint filers with incomes of $160,000 or less are eligible for the tax credit.


Lifetime learning credit

Lifetime Learning Credit

  • For those beyond first two years of college

  • The lifetime learning credit may be particularly helpful to graduate students, students who are only taking one course and those who are not pursuing a degree.


Lifetime learning credit cont

Lifetime Learning Credit cont.

  • For the tax year, you may be able to claim a lifetime learning credit of up to $2,000 for qualified education expenses paid for all students enrolled in eligible educational institutions. There is no limit on the number of years the lifetime learning credit can be claimed for each student.


Summary

Summary

  • Start to plan now, it is not too late!

  • Visit college campuses preferably in-person, but at least start “on-line”.

  • Educate yourself on all of the scholarship and “free money”options.

  • Utilize the on-line tools to help you plan.

  • Start the application process early!


Helpful websites

Helpful Websites

  • www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.hesc.ny.gov

  • www.fastweb.com

  • www.irs.gov


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