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2015-16 Financial Aid Nights

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Transcript of 2015-16 Financial Aid Nights

Financial Aid Overview
The "Sticker" Price
Cost of Attendance

(COA)
Types of Money
Expected Family Contribution

(EFC)
Calculated by FAFSA
Free Money
Earned Money
Borrowed Money
Grants
Scholarships
Work-Study
Part-time Job
Subsidized
Unsubsidized
FAFSA
Scholarships
Where do I start?
Local
Scholarships

State
Scholarships

National
Scholarships

The FAFSA
Q.
Can I get help with my FAFSA application?
A.

FAFSA Nights in January
Q.

Do I have to have my taxes filed to complete the FAFSA?
A.

No
Financial Aid Award
Award Letter Tips
Read your award carefully
Accept and/or decline
Meet all deadlines
Special Conditions
Concerned about your award? Contact the Financial Aid Office if...
Loss or reduction in income or assets
Death or serious illness
Unusual medical expenses
Reduction in child support or other benefit
State
State
State
State
National
National
National
National
Local
1.
The College
2.
The Community
3.
Employers
COCC Foundation Scholarship Program
OSU-Cascades Scholarships
Talk to your high school counselor
Stay ALERT!
Parents & Students
1.
Complete your OSAC Application
Apply at www.oregonstudentaid.gov
Available Starting --
November 1
Priority Deadline --
February 15
Final Deadline --
March 1
"One easy application for more than $15 million in scholarship awards available!"
1.
Set up a Scholarship Profile
2.
Tips
www.fastweb.com
COCC & OSU-Cascades students can use
Set up a separate email account
Reuse applications
Apply for "Nope" scholarships
Be persistent!
Apply at www.fafsa.gov - It's FREE!
Apply Early!! -- Available January 1, 2016
Apply for FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov/
What you will need




FAFSA FAQ
Q.
How many schools can I enter on the FAFSA?
A.

10

Q.
Am I a dependent or independent student for the FAFSA?
A.

Were you born before January 1, 1993?
Q.
What parent information do I include on the FAFSA?
A.
Biological or adoptive parent information
Q.
What are considered assets?
A.
Do not include: retirement funds, primary place of residency, business or farm value with less than 100 employees.
Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG)
SEOG Grant
Federal Work-Study
Social Security Cards
W-2s & Tax Information
Records of Stocks, Bonds & Investments
Untaxed Income
Financial Need =
COA - EFC
Q.
How long can the process take?
A.

2-3 months
Questions?
Direct & Indirect Costs
Federal
Loan Program (FAFSA)
1.
Subsidized Loan
No interest while in school at least half-time
Currently a fixed 4.29% interest rate for the 2015-16 year
Other
Loan Programs
1.
Parent PLUS Loan (www.studentaid.gov)
Parent is responsible for repayment
Currently a fixed 6.84% interest rate for the 2015-16 year
3.
Teach Grant
Turns into an unsubsidized loan with interest if requirements not met
2.
Unsubsidized Loan
Interest accrues while in school
Currently a fixed 4.29% interest rate for the 2015-16 year
2.
Alternative/Private Loans (banks)
Student and/or cosigner is responsible for repayment
Interest rates can be fixed or variable and depend on income and credit
SAP
(Satisfactory Academic Progress)
1.
66.67%
Completion Rate
2.
2.0
GPA

College!!

The grade and completion rate you earn will impact your college transcript
Forever!!
Advanced Diploma is still
Oregon Promise
CC Tuition
Payment
Full transcript