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Financial Aid 101
Vincent Gonzalezon 21 March 2014
Transcript of Financial Aid 101
Live like a student now so you
don't have to when you graduate!
HOW TO APPLY:
Check your CCD email and log into CCDConnect to:
First, complete your FAFSA online
View & complete all requirements listed.
Sent 2-4 weeks later
Student Aid Report (SAR):
follow up with the school!
Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits.
Subsidized - no interest while in 6+ credits. Limits apply! Don't borrow if you don't have to!
Loans: Good, Bad or Ugly?
TYPES OF AID:
Federal Pell Grant
Colorado Student Grant (CSG)
Amount depends on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and
# of credits you take
Some grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority deadline is April 15th for the following fall semester.
Must be enrolled at least 6 credits
to receive loans.
Know before you owe:
Unsubsidized - 3.86% interest while in school
PAYING YOUR TUITION
Financial aid pays into your balance of tuition/fees 2 weeks after classes start (census date).
Your refund has to last all semester (5 months)!
Up to $500 the week before classes start
Have enough accepted financial aid and a complete file?
Set up a payment plan on CCDConnect or you might be dropped from classes!
GETTING A REFUND
Apply online - 500 word essay
Get paid to work on campus!
Find a job by census date!
Accept financial aid Terms and Conditions.
Do you have a budget?
KEEPING YOUR AID
minimum 67% completion rate
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Check with FA before you withdraw from classes!
Summer Tuition Payment Deadline:
No worries! Financial Aid pays the balance you owe CCD two weeks after classes start (census date).
Not enough accepted financial aid by the payment deadline?
Monday, May 19th
minimum 2.0 GPA
FINANCIAL AID 101
What kinds of aid do we offer?
an introduction to financial aid at CCD
Must have a completed FAFSA on file to be eligible.
Know before you owe:
You may owe money back to CCD or lose funding in the future.
When and how will you pay it back?
How much do you really need?
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
Need Help Applying?
Call 303-629-9226 to schedule an appointment
Always use www.fafsa.ed.gov
I DON'T QUALIFY!
I HAVE TO ATTEND FULL TIME
Everyone should complete a FAFSA
= $ not used Fall & Spring
Spring & Summer 2014
2012 tax info*
*(Link to IRS or estimate tax info)
Explains what type of aid you are
eligible to receive.
Repayment begins when not
enrolled 1/2 time.
You must complete entrance counseling & a Master Promissory Note to borrow loans.
150% program length
Most aid = 6 credit minimum.
Save $$ by attending full time (12+ credits)
If awarded, find a job using Career Connections on CCD Connect.
*If you are a 1st time loan borrower, a 30 day hold will apply.
Tuition is due the Monday before classes start each semester.
"Free"* vs. Self-help
Need help with the FAFSA? Make an appointment
with the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC):
Live like a student now so you don't have to when you graduate!
Make your $$ work for you
not you for it!
You can check ALL of your current financial aid awards by checking your Award Overview on CCD Connect.
This section shows your current financial aid awards for the ENTIRE academic year.
Here, you can see the TOTAL amount of loans you have received to fund your education.
On the Accept Award Offer tab, you can accept offered loans. Grants are automatically accepted for you when you qualify.
Current financial aid standing. Stay in your classes and complete them with Cs or better to stay in Good Standing!
Grants (Pell and Colorado Student Grant) = "free money"
Loans must be accepted here for the student to receive these funds.
If awarded work-study, find a job on campus and your funds will be accepted on your behalf.
All of your financial aid information is available via CCD Connect
Payment plans may also be made with the Cashier's Office.
You can check all of your Financial Aid awards by clicking on the Award Overview tab.
Here you can see the total amount of Loans you have received.
Fall 2014 - Summer 2015
2013 tax info
2014-2015 FAFSA: Available 1/1/14
If need further assistance or have any questions don't hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office!
Students (and parents) need a PIN to sign the FAFSA
Make corrections to your FAFSA here
All refunds are deposited onto your Higher One debit card
Funds may also be deposited into your personal bank account.
Know before you owe!
If you receive a $2,500 scholarship instead borrowing an unsubsidized loan, you save almost $3,000 in loan and interest payments!
To set up a payment plan, you must make a payment.
What's Your "Why?"
Accept your awards.
* Financial aid isn't
$. You may only use financial aid for your education and for a limited amount of time.
Good, Bad or Ugly?
Good, Bad or Ugly?
You must pay back loans.
Good, Bad or Ugly?
Financial aid isn't really "your" money. You must show progress to keep your funding.
GRADUATE! It impacts your financial aid -
Be sure to apply for graduation before transferring!
Priority deadline: April 15th for the upcoming fall