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1 California Student Aid Commission Tae Kang Cal Grant Operations Manager Justin Watkins Cal Grant Operations Mgmt. Services Tech Bryan Dickason Program Administration Manager Presenter In Chat Room In Chat Room Presenter In Chat Room In Chat Room To hear the audio portion of this webinar, Please call: Enter Access Code:

2 Todays Webinar…. Phones will be muted until the end. If you have any questions, please use the Q & A feature to the right (Bryan and Tae are available to answer questions). At the end of todays session, you will be prompted to complete a brief survey. This presentation is currently available at under the link About Senate Bill 70

3 SB 70 Update As of 8/3/ Cohort Default Rate (CDR) 2.How SB 70 affects New Cal Grant Applicants 3.How SB 70 affects Renewal Cal Grant Recipients 4.Changes to processing Renewal Recipients

4 SB 70 – 1. CDR 1. Senate Bill (SB) 70, the education finance trailer bill for the 2011 Budget Act, requires Cal Grant-participating institutions with more than 40 percent of their undergraduate students borrowing federal student loans to maintain a three- year Cohort Default Rate (CDR) of less than 24.6 percent in the academic year and less than 30 percent for each year following.

5 SB 70 – 1. CDR List of all Cal Grant participating Institutions Institutions with MORE than 40% borrowing Federal Student Loans Institutions with 40% or LESS borrowing Federal Student Loans These institutions are NOT affected by SB 70s CDR requirement These Institutions must maintain a three-year Cohort Default Rate (CDR) of less than 24.6% in the and less than 30% for each year following.

6 CSAC Homepage

7 SB 70 – 2. New Applicants How does SB-70 affect New Cal Grant Applicants?

8 SB 70 – 2. New Applicants Patten College Student fills outs FAFSA Student Lists an ineligible school on their FAFSA

9 SB 70 – 2. New Applicants Recipients Cal Grant Award on Hold

10 SB 70 – 2. New Applicants

11 Student must log on to WebGrants for Students and requests a school change to an eligible school

12 SB 70 – 2. New Applicants Student chooses school change to an eligible institution.

13 SB 70 – 2. New Applicants Leave of Absence

14 SB 70 – 2. New Applicants New Students who attend an ineligible CDR Institution…… Will remain on roster, but not payable. They can only do a school change. Should the school become eligible, they can receive payment. Schools can customize roster to identify all new recipients.

15 SB 70 – 3. Renewals How does SB-70 affect Renewal Cal Grant Recipients?

16 SB 70 – 3. Renewals Requires renewal Cal Grant recipients to meet the same maximum income and asset ceilings that initial Cal Grant recipients must meet. Requires renewal Cal Grant recipients to meet the same financial need requirements that initial Cal Grant recipients must meet. Renewal students who decide to remain at an affected institution will see a 20% reduction in their Award amount.

17 SB 70 – 3. Renewals

18 SB 70 – 3. Renewals Example Student awarded Cal Grant A in Income Ceilings for a family of four $79, $80, $78, $81,500 Scenario 1

19 SB 70 – 3. Renewals Example Student awarded Cal Grant B in Income Ceilings for a family of Five $48, $49, $50, $50,600 Scenario 2

20 SB 70 – 3. Renewals

21 SB 70 – 3. Renewals (Need) What is the old renewal need? $100 What is the new renewal need under SB70? Cal Grant A- Cal Grant A award amount + $1,500 Cal Grant B- At least $700 Cal Grant C- Cal Grant C award amount + $1,500

22 SB 70 – 3. Renewal Need

23 20% Reduction in Cal Grant Award **Only T/F has been reduced, Cal Grant B Access remains unaffected SB 70 – 3. Renewals (Award)

24 SB 70 – 4. New Changes What changes have been made to the renewal process due to SB 70?

25 SB 70 – 4. New Changes Making Grant Record Changes Withdrawing ineligible students Renewal corrections New WebGrants reports available School Changes New Correspondence

26 SB 70 – 4. New Changes Making Grant Record Changes Schools may use the Grant Record Change process to withdraw renewal students who fail to meet income/asset ceilings or minimum need during the federal verification process. In the past, schools could simply insert an annual need amount of less than $100 on the roster to withdraw a renewal student. However, since the minimum need formulas have changed through SB 70, schools can use the Grant Record Change process in WebGrants to withdraw ineligible renewal students.

27 SB 70 – 4. New Changes Making Grant Record Changes As indicated in the renewal disqualification letter, a student may be re-evaluated for the renewal process due to changing financial circumstances or an error on the FAFSA. Non University of California (UC) institutions: Students are instructed to contact the financial aid office of their school of attendance. Financial aid administrators who determine a FAFSA error has been made or approve professional judgment for disqualified Cal Grant students must make the ISIR correction for renewal consideration by the Commission. For the renewal cycle, the Commission will only automatically process ISIR corrections submitted by any school. Non University of California (UC) institutions: Students are instructed to contact the financial aid office of their school of attendance. Financial aid administrators who determine a FAFSA error has been made or approve professional judgment for disqualified Cal Grant students must make the ISIR correction for renewal consideration by the Commission. For the renewal cycle, the Commission will only automatically process ISIR corrections submitted by any school. University of California (UC) institutions: Students are instructed to make the ISIR correction themselves on the website and not contact the UC financial aid office. UC financial aid administrators will determine if the ISIR correction submitted by the student will impact their Cal Grant eligibility. The UC financial aid administrator should submit a grant record change (G-21) in WebGrants for any disqualified students who need renewal re-processing. Complete the G-21 with the pertinent data, including which ISIR transaction number is to be processed in the reason section. University of California (UC) institutions: Students are instructed to make the ISIR correction themselves on the website and not contact the UC financial aid office. UC financial aid administrators will determine if the ISIR correction submitted by the student will impact their Cal Grant eligibility. The UC financial aid administrator should submit a grant record change (G-21) in WebGrants for any disqualified students who need renewal re-processing. Complete the G-21 with the pertinent data, including which ISIR transaction number is to be processed in the reason section.

28 SB 70 – 4. New Changes (Grant Record Changes) WebGrants Paper Form

29 SB 70 – 4. New Changes (Report) The Disqualified Renewal Students Report This new report lists prior year Cal Grant recipients/students who were disqualified for failing to meet the income and asset ceilings and/or minimum need requirements. Data file format available as of August 1. File layout under Help section in WebGrants.

30 SB 70 – 4. New Changes (Report)

31 SB 70 – 4. New Changes (School Changes) School Changes If a renewal student, who currently attends an SB 70 school, changes his/her school of attendance from that institution, they will not be able to change it back to the SB 70 school. Once a school change from an affected institution is made, that student will no longer be able to receive payment at the SB 70 school

32 SB 70 – 4. New Changes (CORR) Renewal Disqualification Letter Students who did not meet the income and asset ceilings and/or minimum need criteria during the renewal process were notified of their disqualification from the Cal Grant program through a new correspondence letter (enclosed) that lists the reason(s) for their disqualification.

33 SB 70 – 4. New Changes (CORR) Renewal CDR School Although SB 70 does not allow the payment of new Cal Grant awards for students attending a Cal Grant school that fell below the 24.6 percent CDR rate, a limited exception is made for students enrolled at the affected institution during the academic year before the academic year. The renewal students at these affected institutions are mailed this letter notifying them of the potential decrease in their Cal Grant award if their application meets the renewal financial requirements.

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