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1 FASFAA Workshop Fall 2014 Florida Department of Education State Update

2 Agenda Legislative UpdatesState Programs UpdatesOSFA ProjectsTraining & Resources

3 Legislative Updates SB 5001 General Appropriations Act SB 5101

4 Legislative Updates ProgramAppropriation Estimated Students to be Served Award Amounts Bright Futures $266.2 M127,573 Same as the AY FSAG$148.3 M137,000$2,610 FRAG$112.3 M37,453$3,000 ABLE$5.6 M3,793$1,500

5 Legislative Updates Expands number of awards to 50 students, an increase from 25 Expands award amount to $6,100, an increase from $4,000 Rosewood Family Scholarship (for public institutions only)

6 State Program Updates Anticipate Fewer Eligible Students AY AY Initial Eligibility Test Scores Est. Students Initial Eligibility Test Scores Est. Students Florida Academic Scholarship 1280 / 2841, / 2939,617 Florida Medallion Scholarship 1020 / 22110, / 2686,706 Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship 1,6771,250 Total 154,160127,573

7 State Program Updates State Program Annual Calendar Sept-Oct Term 1 Disbursement Reports Due 30 days after last day of drop/add Nov-Dec Term 1 Reconciliation/Refunds Due 60 days after last day of drop/add Program funds sent for Term 2 Jan Term 1 semester and quarter Bright/Futures refunds for dropped/withdrawn courses Term 2 DERs

8 State Program Updates Website Changes Consolidation of the menu bar items Listing of the program Fact Sheets on the Home Page Moving PSI links behind the login Consolidation of the Bright Futures into a Student Handbook Posting of all memos on the web

9 State Program Updates Website Changes

10 State Program Updates Website Changes

11 OSFA Projects  National Training for Counselors and Mentors – NT4CM  College Goal Sunday

12 OSFA Projects - NT4CM  Extensive overview of:  Federal and state financial aid programs and resources  FAFSA questions  Dependency issues  Undocumented students  Cost of attendance and award packaging  Financial literacy

13 OSFA Projects – CGS!Florida CGS!Florida is a free, on-site program that helps students and families complete the FAFSA  44 sites throughout Florida  703 volunteers  1, 141 students assisted  1,199 parents assisted  866 FAFSAs initiated, partially or fully submitted

14 FAFSA Completion Initiative  President Obama announced launch of an initiative to help ensure that more of America’s students take the first step towards college success: completing the FAFSA  OSFA is working with the US Dept. of Ed to complete participation requirements  Goal to add an indicator to the SSFAD to allow secondary districts and counselors to determine which students have completed the FAFSA

15 Training & Resources Postsecondary Tab – log in  Contacts  Memos  Training Upon Request OSFA Outreach Reps Lori Auxier - Director Jan Smith – Manager of Outreach Services Gerri McCormick - Central FL Stephanie Rosh - SW FL Pete Hernandez - NE FL Isabel Acevedo - Miami Robin Blank – Palm Beach/ Treasure Coast Reyonna Parrish - Panhandle

16 For More Information Lori Auxier Director of Outreach Services Brian Underhill Director of State Scholarships & Grants

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