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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


Agenda
Agenda

  • 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.


Identification
Identification

  • 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.


Nbg awarding process section 62 470 f1
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

    Services

    803.737.2244 or kwoodfaulk@che.sc.gov

  • Ms. Camille Brown– Assistant Director for Finance

    & Facilities/Chief Information

    Officer

    803.737-2149 or cbrown@che.sc.gov

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

    Coordinator

    803.737.2262 or lmangwilliams@che.sc.gov

    Toll Free: 1-877-349-7183

    Website: www.che.sc.gov