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1 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Presented By Drew Johnson Brown Mackie College Atlanta

2 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs  Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)  Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)  GradPLUS William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program 2

3 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs – Need based loan – government pays interest for student while student is enrolled, or is in grace period or deferment – Fixed interest rate (6.8% for 07/08, 6.0% for 08/09, 5.6% for 09/10, 4.5% for 10/11, 3.4% for 11/12). Graduate students rate is 6.8% – Fees– 0.5% origination fee, 1% default fee – Six month grace period prior to repayment – For Unsubsidized loans, interest rate is 6.8% and student responsible for interest after loan is fully disbursed Subsidized Stafford Loans 3

4 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Annual Loan Limits (Sub/Unsub amounts) 4 Dependent student Independent student 1 1st-year undergraduate $3,500 / $2,000$3,500 / $6,000 2nd-year undergraduate $4,500 / $2,000$4,500 / $6,000 3rd- and 4th- year undergraduate $5,500 / $2,000$5,500 / $7,000 Graduate/ professional NA$8,500 / $12,000

5 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs $31,000 for a dependent undergraduate student (no more than $23,000 may be subsidized) $57,500 for an independent undergraduate student (no more than $23,000 may be subsidized) $138,500 for a graduate or professional student (no more than $65,000 may be subsidized; includes loans for undergraduate study) Aggregate (Cumulative) Loan Limits 5

6 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Borrowers are parents of undergraduate students Annual limit is the cost of attendance minus other aid received (no aggregate limit) 7.9% interest rate for life of loan 3% origination fee and 1% Default fee Credit check involved on borrower Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) 6

7 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Borrowers are graduate or professional students Annual limit is the cost of attendance minus other aid received (no aggregate limit) 7.9% interest rate for life of loan 3% origination fee and 1% Default fee Credit check involved on borrower Borrower must first apply for Stafford GradPLUS Loans 7

8 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Part of campus-based programs (FWS, SEOG) Federal funds with shared contribution by school 5% fixed interest rate Must demonstrate exceptional financial need $4,000 annual limit for undergrads (up to $20,000 cumulative), not to exceed $8,000 in first two years $6,000 annual limit for graduate students (up to $40,000 cumulative) No loan fees 9-month grace period before repayment starts Perkins Loans 8

9 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Private loans are made available by private lending institutions to fill the gap between cost of attendance and aid received Private/alternative loans are not regulated by the federal government Rates and terms vary greatly by lender and program of study Private Loans 9

10 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs – U.S. citizen or national, or eligible non-citizen – Attending an DOE approved school at least half-time – Making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) – No unresolved student loan defaults – FAFSA completion required – Must complete a Master Promissory Note – Entrance and Exit Counseling required Eligibility Requirements 10

11 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs – For PLUS and GradPLUS, borrower must not have adverse credit 90 days or more delinquent on any debt during the five years preceding the date of the credit report, he has been determined to be in default on a debt, his debts have been discharged in bankruptcy, or he has been the subject of foreclosure, repossession, tax lien, wage garnishment, or write-off of an FSA debt “No credit” is NOT considered adverse credit Eligibility Requirements (continued) 11

12 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Standard Graduated Extended Consolidation Income-Based Repayment Options (Stafford) 12

13 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs 10 years or 120 months Equal payments over life of loan repayment Cheapest overall cost to borrower (less interest) Standard Repayment 13

14 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Lower initial payments Payments increase every two years Still set up as a 10-year repayment Example of $30,000 loan at 6.8% interest – Initial monthly payment of $ – Final monthly payment of $ – Total interest paid $13, Graduated Repayment 14

15 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Available to borrowers with $30,000 or more debt Repayment extended to a 25-year plan Lower monthly payment, much more interest paid by borrower Example of $30,000 loan at 6.8% interest – Monthly payment of $ – Total interest paid $32, Extended Repayment 15

16 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Like Extended repayment, can change payments from 10-year to a 25-year or even 30-year plan Biggest advantage is to combine Stafford loans from multiple lenders (and DL and Perkins Loans) into a single monthly payment Available for Stafford, GradPLUS, PLUS, Perkins Federal government (DL) only entity currently offering Consolidation Loans Extending years of repayment obviously increases interest paid Consolidation 16

17 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Monthly payment capped at 15% of discretionary income (difference in AGI and 150% of federal poverty line) Monthly payment adjusted annually Available for Stafford, GradPLUS, Consolidation Any balance after 25 years is forgiven Borrowers should be careful – payments can become high as income increases Income-Based Repayment (IBR) 17

18 New Aid Officer Training Loan Programs Further information available from Federal Student Aid Handbook Federal Student Aid Handbook Volume 3 – Calculating Awards and Packaging Chapter 6 Stafford/PLUS Loan Periods and Amounts Available online at Questions??? 18

19 New Aid Officer Training Loan Forgiveness Programs (Teachers) 19

20 New Aid Officer Training 20 Loan Forgiveness Programs (Teachers) Teachers who started their qualified teaching service on or after October 30, These teachers may receive up to $5,000 in loan forgiveness for service as a highly qualified, full- time elementary or secondary school teacher, as defined in the application or up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for service as a highly qualified, as defined in the application, full-time mathematics or science teacher in an eligible secondary school or for service as a highly qualified special education teacher.

21 New Aid Officer Training 21 Loan Forgiveness Programs (Teachers) Forgiveness of Federal Stafford Loan 5 Consecutive Years of Service as a Highly Qualified Teacher in a Title I School $5,000 - $17,500 Two Forms – Teacher Loan Forbearance Form – Teacher Loan Forgiveness Form Teacher Loan Forgiveness

22 New Aid Officer Training 22 Loan Forgiveness Programs (Teachers) The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forbearance form is used to determine forbearance eligibility for Direct Loan borrowers who are completing their teaching service requirements before applying for teacher loan forgiveness. Teacher Loan Forbearance Form

23 New Aid Officer Training 23 Loan Forgiveness Programs (Teachers) The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Application is used to evaluate a Direct Loan Program borrower's eligibility for up to $5,000 in forgiveness benefits for highly qualified teachers or up to $17,500 for highly qualified mathematics, science, and special education teachers. Teacher Loan Forgiveness Form

24 New Aid Officer Training TEACH Grant 24

25 New Aid Officer Training Teach Grant Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Teach Grant Program 25

26 New Aid Officer Training Teach Grant The TEACH Grant is not a grant in the truest sense of the word. – *Grants do not have to be repaid* The TEACH grant is actually a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with a service-cancellable option attached to it. What the Teach Grant Is 26

27 New Aid Officer Training Teach Grant In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, the recipient must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. (Title I School). A recipient of a TEACH Grant must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which the TEACH Grant was received. Conditions 27

28 New Aid Officer Training Teach Grant To receive a TEACH Grant a student must meet the following criteria: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you he or she does not have to demonstrate financial need. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH Grant Program. Student Eligibility Requirements 28

29 New Aid Officer Training Teach Grant Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Such coursework may include subject area courses (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher). Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25). Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve. Complete TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling Student Eligibility Requirements (con’d) 29

30 New Aid Officer Training 30 Loan Forgiveness Programs (Teachers) Questions?


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