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1 TUHSC Office of Financial Aid 2015 Summer Financial Aid Workshop Thursday, March 19, 2015

2 Introduction TUHSC Office of Financial Aid Staff Counselors A - HO Carl Hudson, Counselor HP - MB James Bourgeois, Associate Director MC - Z Contact Donna Fasullo Administrative Program Coordinator A - Z Donna Fasullo

3 Workshop Outline Introduction / Outline Applications required Types of aid available Annual loan limits Federal aid eligibility Academic year: ’14-15 vs. ‘15-16 Cost of attendance Tuition & Fees Weeks of attendance Abroad programs Loan processing Federal Direct Unsub Federal Grad PLUS Private (non-federal) Billing of tuition & fees Disbursements of aid Refunds for living expenses Reconsiderations Applying for

4 Applications Required 2015 Summer Addendum Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Federal Direct Loan Applications: Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note Private (non-federal) Student Loan Application IRS federal tax transcript (being filed by 4/15/14)…if necessary Verification Addendum (if necessary) Website:

5 Types of Financial Aid Available Scholarships Departmental Grants Outside Scholarships Loans Unsubsidized:Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Federal Grad PLUS Loan Non-federal, Private Student Loan Employment Federal Work Study will NOT be available!

6 Annual Loan Limits Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Social Work Annual Limit Federal Direct Unsubsidized $20,500 PH Annual Limit Federal Direct Unsubsidized $33,000 MD Annual Limit Federal Direct Unsubsidized $40,500 Federal Grad PLUS Non-federal, private alternative loan: No annual limit Cost of Attendance less Other Aid

7 Academic Year: vs : 7/1/14 through 6/30/15 Use only if annual loan limits available : 7/1/14 through 6/30/15 Use if annual loan limits exhausted CAN NOT MIX ACADEMIC YEAR ELIGIBILITY!

8 Federal Aid Eligibility Public Health Students must enroll for at least 5 credit hours and/or “Practicum” or “Dissertation” each semester to be eligible for federal aid. Social Work Students must enroll in 6 or more credit hours Realize that academic decisions, especially the adding and dropping of credit hours, will most likely directly impact your financial aid award.

9 Cost of Attendance 2015 Summer Public Health Tuition & Fees Based on current rate schedule: $ 1,117 tuition per credit hour + $ 90 academic support fee per credit hour = $ 1,207 total per credit hour +$ 100 technology fee for summer semester Living Expenses Based on actual weeks of enrollment Based on budgets $479 per week for resident students or$197 per week for commuter students $50 per credit hour for books ($150 for Practicum and/or Dissertation)

10 Cost of Attendance Example # Summer Enrollment: EPID hrs$3,621 tuition & fees 6/1/15 – 6/26/15 4 weeks GEHS hrs$3,621 tuition & fees 6/1/15 – 6/26/15 4 weeks Summer Cost of Attendance: $7,242 tuition & academic support fee +$ 100 technology fee for summer semester +$ 300 books (6 $50 per hr) +$1,916 living expenses (4 weeks) =$9,558 TOTAL

11 Cost of Attendance Example # Summer Enrollment: EPID hrs$3,621 tuition & fees 6/1/15 – 6/26/15 4 weeks GCHB hrs$ 3,621 tuition & fees 6/29/15 – 7/24/154 weeks Summer Cost of Attendance: $ 7,242 tuition & academic support fee +$ 100 technology fee for summer semester +$ 300 books (6 $50 per hr) +$ 3,832 living expenses (8 weeks) =$11,474 TOTAL

12 Cost of Attendance Example # Summer Enrollment: BIOS hrs$ 150 6/1/15 – 7/24/158 weeks GCHB hrs$ 3,621 tuition & fees 6/29/15 – 7/24/154 weeks Summer Cost of Attendance: $3,771 tuition & academic support fee +$ 100 technology fee for summer semester +$ 300 books (dissertation + 3 $50 per hr) +$3,832 living expenses (8 weeks) =$8,003 TOTAL

13 Cost of Attendance Summer Abroad Programs Add additional costs associated with program Airfare, lodging, visas, etc. Allow for local rent charges while abroad Can NOT disburse aid prior to your summer semester start Recommend completing all possible application materials Recommend signing up for “direct deposit”

14 Loan Processing Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan * No need to e-sign a new Direct MPN if borrowed this year * Unless you tell us differently, we will certify for the maximum amount eligible Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan * No need to e-sign new Direct Grad PLUS MPN if borrowed this year; HOWEVER…Note that for Grad PLUS for 2015 summer and then again for the academic year a credit check is performed by DOE. Non-federal Private Loan If borrowing non-federal, private student loan funds, then must complete lender’s loan application process (preferred private lenders offer an on-line application process). You need to complete separate private loan applications for the 2015 summer and for the academic year. All non-federal, private loans are credit based.

15 Billing of Tuition & Fees You are billed tuition for every credit hour enrolled. Practicum is billed at $50 tuition per semester. Tuition and fees are billed at the start of the summer semester.

16 Example #1 Revisited Financial Aid Budget for the 2015 Summer Semester: assumptions: * enrolled for 6 credit hours * enrolled for 4 weeks * not residing with parents Tuition & fees:$ 7,342 Room & Board:$ 1,432 Books:$ 300 Transportation:$ 320 Miscellaneous:$ 164 TOTAL:$ 9,558

17 Example #1 Revisited Financial Aid Award for the 2015 Summer Semester: (based on prior cost of attendance = $9,558) Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan:$ 9,558 TOTAL:$ 9,558 Thus, total financial aid award = total cost of attendance.

18 Disbursements of Aid Loan period for the 2015 summer semester: 05/18/15 to 08/11/15 Federal regulations allow for a single disbursement of Federal Direct loan funds during a loan period, all at the start of enrollment. Federal Direct loans disburse loan funds via electronic fund transfer (EFT) to Tulane. All eligibility criteria must be satisfied prior to disbursement of aid.

19 Refunds With all aid arriving at start of the semester: Tuition & fees $ 7,342 - Fed. Dir. Unsub Loan (net) $ 9,456 = A/R balance ($2,114) + Refund $ 2,114 = A/R balance $ 0

20 Refunds Sign up for “direct deposit” for refunds

21 Reconsiderations SUMMER IS A SHORT SEMESTER… so decide on summer schedule before submitting Summer Addendum! If drop credit hours, can impact tuition costs as well as number of weeks of living expenses! If add credit hours will process additional aid after priority processing is complete. Receive any other financial assistance: departmental grant outside scholarship DEADLINE is JUNE 15, 2015!!

22 Applying for FAFSA SPH&TM Financial Aid Addendum No need to complete new Federal Direct Unsubsidized and/or Federal Direct Grad PLUS MPN (unless using loan program for the first time) Apply for private loan (if applicable)

23 Additional Information Communication: local address Always borrow conservatively Complete a “Title IV Release” form allows for federal aid to be used to cover all non-tuition & fee expenses Reminder: Sign up for “direct deposit” to receive refunds expeditiously

24 Final Thoughts Questions???


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