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“You can get a loan!” Is that really all there is to it? Working with Graduate Students. Elizabeth Milam Lomas, Clemson University Ben May, Wake Forest University Tony Patterson, UNC-Chapel Hill Fall 2006 NCASFAA/SCASFAA Conference. Today’s session!. **Topics** Cost of attendance

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you can get a loan is that really all there is to it working with graduate students

“You can get a loan!”Is that really all there is to it?Working with Graduate Students.

Elizabeth Milam Lomas, Clemson University

Ben May, Wake Forest University

Tony Patterson, UNC-Chapel Hill

Fall 2006 NCASFAA/SCASFAA Conference

today s session
Today’s session!

**Topics**

Cost of attendance

Budget Add-ons

Revisions & Adjustments

Communication & Information

Why it all matters!

cost of attendance
**Living expenses**

What is your responsibility?

How much is too much?

What are your peer schools doing?

Cost of Attendance
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Cost of Attendance

Generally is:

Tuition and fees normally assessed for a student carrying the same academic workload.

An allowance for books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

An allowance for room and board.

Vol. 3, 2006-2007 Federal Student Aid Handbook

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Cost of Attendance

What are your peers doing?

budget add ons
Budget Add-ons

**Common allowances**

Health insurance

Child care

Computer purchase

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Budget Add-ons

**Some No-No’s**

“No, I can not add that to your budget.”

“I know it is YOUR loan and YOU have to pay it back.”

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Budget Add-ons

**New change with DRA of 2005**

Federal regulations now permit a one-time inclusion of the cost for a first professional credential in COA for a student in a program requiring professional licensure or certification.

revisions and adjustments
Revisions and Adjustments

What’s in a name?

NOTHING!

Guidance from the Feds

Fellowships, Traineeships, Assistantships

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Revisions and Adjustments

“Regardless of what an award is called, what it is according to Federal and State guidelines determines how it is treated.”

Guase, K. & Jones, A. (2005). The Unexplained side of resources

and estimated financial assistance. NASFAA Conference 2005.

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Revisions and Adjustments

“If an award is considered employment according to Federal and State guidelines, it must be treated as employment for purposes of determining eligibility for Title IV aid.”

Guase, K. & Jones, A. (2005). The Unexplained side of resources

and estimated financial assistance. NASFAA Conference 2005.

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Revisions and Adjustments

Collecting the information from departments.

How do you know you are getting it all?

communication information
Communication & Information

Recruitment events

Orientations

Information sessions

Published information

Information on department websites

Counseling

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Communication & Information

The first award

Types of assistance

Messages and assumptions

What are we telling them?

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Communication & Information

Working with departments and offices

Admissions

Registrar

Cashier

Student services managers

why does it all matter
Why does it all matter?

Rising costs lead to higher expectations!

Developing new sources of funding?

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Why does it all matter?

They may be older but they are still students first!

One of the largest investments they will make!