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Financial Aid Director

Rosie Amador
Rosie Amador
Financial Aid Director

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FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA:

A current year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required to be completed prior to a determination of eligibility for all Title IV funds and prior to each new award year. Directions to complete this application, an MPN (Master Promissory Note), and Entrance Counseling are located on the “Directions to Apply for Federal Student Aid”, the US Department of Education’s annual publication of “Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid” and Direct Loan Basics for Students” available in the Student Resource Center and/or Financial Aid Office; or:
 
FASFA Information Center - 1-800-433-3243 
FAFSA website - www.studentaid.ed.gov
 
The school currently participates in the Pell Grant, Stafford Direct Loan and Parent PLUS Direct Loan programs. The school does not coordinate but will certify veterans, state, local government and private funding sources.
 
Need Based Aid (Pell Grant and Stafford Subsidized Loan) Calculation:
COA (Cost of Attendance) - EFC (Expected Family Contribution) = Need Eligibility Non-Need Based Aid (Unsubsidized Stafford and Parent PLUS Loan) Calculation: COA - EFA (Expected Financial Assistance/all other aid) = Non-Need Eligibility
COA = Budget – each student receiving an Award Letter estimating Title IV Eligibility will be assigned a Budget. The COA includes the following items: Tuition & Fees, Room and Board, Transportation, Misc/Personal, Books/Supplies and Other items such as special circumstances or expenses related to disabilities.
The school does not offer private education/institutional loans, nor does the school have preferred lender arrangements. Should a student insist on seeking a Private Educational Loan, loan certification will only be provided after a student has demonstrated need and exhausted all Federal Student Aid eligibility and a Private Education Loan Application Self-Certification must be completed.
 
The school does not employ enrolled students.
Students who borrow a Stafford Loan while attending the school must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling before funds will be certified.
 
Exit Counseling must be completed by all students who receive Title IV Direct Loans before graduating or withdrawing from school. If a student is unavailable to complete at the school a package a Direct Loan Exit Counseling Guide will be mailed to them for completion.
Counseling may be provided in person (individually or in groups), using audiovisual materials US Department of Education Publications and /or online. Student borrowers should be advised to complete online exit counseling or come to the counseling session at the school shortly before graduating, or ceasing at least half-time enrollment.
 
Due to a class size fewer than 50 students the school does not release the gender and ethnicity of enrolled, full-time students who are enrolled or receive Title IV; doing so would lead to individually identifiable student recipients and violate their right to privacy. In additional to information published in this catalog details on Student Body Diversity, Federal Student Aid Recipient Details and Program Costs can be found on the College Navigator Website at www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator.
 
NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System) is available at www.nslds.ed.gov where borrower’s loan history can be reviewed. Students without Internet access can identify their loan holder by calling 1-800-4-fed-aid. The borrower will be made aware that the information on the NSLDS site is updated by schools and the Department of Education and may not always have the most current information available. Information is accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.
 
The Ombudsman’s office is a resource for borrowers when other approaches to resolving student loan problems have failed at 1-877-557-2575