Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Session 35 AWARDING AID Linda Coffey Jamie Malone.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Session 35 AWARDING AID Linda Coffey Jamie Malone."— Presentation transcript:

1 Session 35 AWARDING AID Linda Coffey Jamie Malone

2 2 What Is Packaging? Finding the best combination of aid programs to meet the student’s financial need, using  Statutory/regulatory limits  Available resources at the school  Institutional policies

3 3 Prior to Packaging School must:  Have developed packaging policies  Defined Title IV academic year  Defined payment periods  Developed cost(s) of attendance  Have ISIR with official EFC To determine Pell Grant eligibility and need  Understanding of available EFA  Determine individual student’s COA  Available aid resources at your school

4 4 What Is Need? COA – EFC = Need  COA varies by school and program  EFC is taken from ISIR  Need is filled with available aid programs and other resources COA$20,000 - EFC1000 = Need$19,000

5 5 Cost of Attendance/Budget Tuition and Fees  In state/out of state Books and Supplies Transportation Room and Board Personal Expenses Loan Fees Dependent Care Disability Related Expenses Study-Abroad Expenses

6 6 Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA) Pell Grants All other grants Educational Loans Scholarships Net earnings from need-based employment VA educational benefits  (Exception for Chapter 30) Employer tuition reimbursement Tuition and fee waivers Fellowship and assistantships Any educational benefit paid because of postsecondary enrollment

7 7 Packaging Basic Need  COA - EFC = Need $14,000 - 1000 = $13,000 Need Based  COA - EFC - EFA = Need $14,000 - 1000 - 13,000 = 0 Non-Need Based (Unsubsidized or Plus Loan)  COA - EFA = Need $14,000 - $13,000 = $1,000

8 8 Packaging Combination of student aid and EFC must not exceed student’s COA If financial aid from any source becomes available after packaging, awards must be reduced until total package does not exceed COA

9 9 Title IV Aid Programs Pell Grant ACG National SMART Grant Campus-Based Aid  FSEOG  Federal Work-Study  Perkins Loan FFEL/DL

10 10 Foundation of Aid Package Pell Grant  Goes only to undergraduate students who have not received a bachelor’s or first professional degree  Determined using student’s COA, EFC, and ED’s Pell payment/disbursement schedules  No other aid is considered in determining Pell eligibility

11 11 Beyond the Foundation COA$20,000 -EFC1,000 -Pell3,360 =Remaining Need $15,640 After calculating any Pell eligibility, use your packaging policy to take into account other sources of assistance available to the student

12 12 Academic Competitiveness Grant – ACG High school graduate, from rigorous high school curriculum U.S. Citizen Federal Pell Grant recipient in same award year First or second academic year student in a two or four year degree program Full-time enrollment Cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0 for second academic year

13 13 National SMART Grant U.S. citizen Federal Pell Grant recipient in same award year Third or fourth academic year student in an eligible bachelor’s degree program Full-time enrollment Majoring in an eligible major Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

14 14 FFEL/DL Undergraduate and graduate students Requires at least half-time enrollment Requires determination of Pell Grant eligibility Requires determination of subsidized eligibility prior to awarding unsubsidized funds Has annual and aggregate limits

15 15 Campus-Based Aid FSEOG, FWS, and Perkins Loans  Must make funds reasonably available to all students  No minimum enrollment status is required

16 16 FSEOG Only to undergraduate students who have not received a bachelor’s or first professional degree Need-based Must award to students with lowest EFC who will also receive Pell Grant in that award year Minimum award is $100 Maximum award is $4,000

17 17 Federal Work-Study Undergraduate and graduate students Need-based part-time employment No minimum or maximum award May look at willingness to work Must pay at least federal minimum wage

18 18 Perkins Loan Undergraduate and graduate students Need-based Give priority to students with exceptional need, as defined by school May look at student’s willingness to repay Has annual and aggregate loan limits

19 19 Available Institutional Aid Both within aid office’s control and not Internal criteria and packaging policies  Grants  Loans  Assistantships and fellowships  Tuition and fee waivers  Need-based employment

20 20 Outside Aid Student May Receive State aid Scholarships (organizations, merit, etc.) VA educational benefits Employer tuition assistance Alternative education loans

21 21 Exceptions for Montgomery GI Bill and AmeriCorps Benefits Must exclude Chapter 30 VA benefits and AmeriCorps benefits as EFA when determining subsidized loan eligibility Must include Chapter 30 VA benefits and AmeriCorps benefits as EFA for all other Title IV aid  But, may exclude from EFA any portion of subsidized loan amount  amount of Chapter 30 or AmeriCorps benefits for campus-based, ACG, and National SMART Grant

22 22 Complete Aid Package COA -EFC -Pell -EFA =Remaining Need

23 23 Sample Aid Package COA$20,000 - EFC2,205 =Need$17,795 -Pell$2,060 -Stafford$3,500 -FSEOG$1,500 -Perkins$1,000 -FWS$2,500 -Scholarship$5,000 =Unmet Need$2,235 Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA) $15,560

24 24 Packaging Case Studies

25 25 Thomas at Art & Design Community College Thomas is a dependent student who graduated from high school in June 2006. He originally wanted to be a doctor, but has decided to follow his heart and major in fashion design. He has decided to attend Art & Design Community College to get his AA prior to going on to a 4-year college.

26 26 Thomas at ADCC #1#2 COA15,00015,000 EFC1,0001,000 Pell Grant3,3603,360 ACG750750 FSEOG1,0001,000 Art Scholarship1,0001,000 FWS2,5000 Subsidized Loan3,5003,500 Merit Scholarship02,000 Remaining Need1,8902,390

27 27 George at XYZ State University After serving his country as a medic in the military, George has decided to return to college. His career goal is to be a physical therapist. He has been volunteering at a local hospital since his discharge and is really excited about school. George has $9,600 in Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill VA benefits to use for school.

28 28 George at XYZ State University #1#2 COA14,90014,900 EFC1,8001,800 Pell Grant2,5602,560 Chapter 30 VA9,6000 Need94010,540 Subsidized Loan9403,500 Remaining Need07,040

29 29 George at XYZ State University #2#3 COA14,90014,900 EFC1,8001,800 Pell Grant2,5602,560 Chapter 30 VA9,6009600 Subsidized Loan35000 Remaining Need-2,560940 Campus-based Aid940

30 30 Scarlett at University of Aeronautical Studies A high achiever since she won her state spelling bee as a 4 th grader, Scarlett is determined to become an aeronautical engineer. She is a dependent US citizen, with a 3.98 GPA and in her third academic year. She is living at home with her parents & 9 brothers.

31 31 Scarlett at UAS #1#2 COA 25,00025,000 EFC00 Pell Grant4,3104,310 FSEOG500500 National SMART4,0004,000 Subsidized Loan3,5003,500 FWS2,0000 Eng. Academic Award1,5001,500 NASA Scholarship 4,5004,500 Remaining Need4,6906,690

32 32 Contacts Jamie Malone Phone: (312) 730-1528 Email: We appreciate your feedback and comments. We can be reached at: Linda Coffey Phone: (816) 268-0431 Email:

33 33 Please provide any comments regarding this training or the trainers to: Jo Ann Borel Title IV Training Supervisor 202-377-3930

Download ppt "Session 35 AWARDING AID Linda Coffey Jamie Malone."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google