Please check for any missing documents in the Requirements section of Banner Self-Service. Annual Federal Pell grant amounts are determined by the US Department of Education and are announced to schools each spring. Any changes to Federal Direct Loan amounts and institutional financial aid are generally provided around the same timeframe.
Please remember that funding for state, institutional, and some federal programs is limited and awards are made on a first come, first served basis. State financial aid program allocations Roberta B. Institutional aid is awarded to help with any gaps between the financial aid package and direct costs tuition, fees, and an allowance for books and supplies. If other funding sources such as outside scholarships become apparent later, they will replace some or a portion of the previously awarded institutional aid.
We will then redistribute that institutional aid to students with more financial need, as determined by the financial aid office. If you ever have a question about your aid package, please contact the Financial Aid Office. In some cases, financial aid as well as some other funds coming from outside sources such as local scholarships, AmeriCorps, etc. If you have an overaward in your financial aid package, we will update your financial aid award and notify you via email. If you have an AmeriCorps benefit, you should first submit a request through the AmeriCorps account to have funds certified for application to your student account.
After the request is received, we will determine if you meet the eligibility requirements. AmeriCorps will then release the funds, and the Bursar will apply these funds to your account. In some cases, AmeriCorps awards affect other aid awarded. The Financial Aid Office will review your account and notify you via email of any changes to your aid.
Please work with the Bursar office to have your employer send the funds to the school. In some cases, these funds may affect other aid awarded. Our office will review your account and notify you via email of any changes to your aid. You are eligible to receive financial aid in the summer. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss your eligibility for summer financial aid. We will be able to discuss your circumstances and determine if you qualify for a revision to your award due to an extenuating circumstance.
If you do, we will ask you to complete a Special Circumstances Appeal. Each individual situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances. There are a few situations that can be considered Professional Judgement. Some of these circumstances include, but are not limited to:. The following special circumstances will not be considered at any of our colleges:.
After all documentation is collected, a representative committee will evaluate your materials for Professional Judgment consideration. If this process results in a change in your financial aid package, a revised award letter will be mailed or emailed to you.
You will also be able to see your new financial aid award in Self-Service Banner. Disbursement is a process by which your financial aid funds are made available to you to help cover educational expenses. These funds are disbursed to your student account and are used to pay for billed charges, such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies.
If after your disbursements you have excess funds on your account, it means you have a credit balance, also known as a refund. Refunds are processed within 14 days after your disbursement date. The first disbursement for each term is normally made ten days after the census date. The census date is the 21st day of each Fall and Spring semester. You must have enough aid to cover your current year charges before aid can apply to a prior year.
This authorization form is located within Self-Service Banner. In order to maintain eligibility for financial aid, you must be making satisfactory progress towards completion of your program. The SAP standards are set in order to ensure that you complete your program in a timely manner and maintain an adequate GPA to receive financial aid. SAP evaluations are made at the conclusion of each term once your grades are posted to determine eligibility for the next period.
For more information on Academic Progress, please visit your academic advisor or your Student Handbook. Please note, the Office of Financial Aid Services is required by law to consider all cumulative credits you have taken at the college in your lifetime. Therefore, if you had attended our college several years ago, we still must consider those credits in the SAP calculation … even though they may not count toward your Academic Progress standing with the college.
You may hold a Warning status only one time during your academic career at our college. You will have one semester to meet SAP standards. If you fail to do so, you will be put in an Unsatisfactory Academic Progress status and you will be ineligible for financial aid until you meet SAP standards again.
If you are not making SAP and are ineligible for aid, you are responsible for paying your bill to the school. Yes, you can appeal your Unsatisfactory Academic Progress status. While there is no overall limit on the number of SAP appeals you may make during your academic career at our college, you are only allowed to submit an appeal once per term. If your appeal is denied, you may not appeal again until the following semester.
If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on Probation for one semester. Probation lasts one semester. At the end of the probationary semester, your academic progress will be evaluated. If you have met the minimum SAP standards, your status will be updated in accordance with making satisfactory progress.
If you have not met the minimum SAP standards but are meeting the required terms of your academic plan, you may continue to receive financial aid the following semester through a continued Probation. If you do not meet the terms of your academic plan in any subsequent semester, you will become ineligible to receive aid from any financial aid program this includes Federal, state, and institutional at the college until you are able to meet the minimum SAP requirements.
Your progress will continue to be evaluated at the end of each semester with the same terms in place until you are in compliance with the SAP policy. Besides the letter grades A through D, you may receive a variety of other grades or notations on your transcript. Grade Changes. Grade changes and other updates such as grades reported that were not previously submitted and Incomplete grades that are updated with a final grade will be included in your next available SAP evaluation.
Financial aid recipients are limited to one repetition of a previously passed course in their program of study. The second repetition of a previously passed course will not be eligible for financial aid payments. Every attempt initial and repeated will be treated as an attempted credit. If you are unable to register for a required course at your home college, you may request a Consortium Agreement to take the course at another college within our system. This agreement includes applying any remaining financial aid to pay for the course.
All coursework taken at other colleges under this agreement must be transferred back to your home college at the end of the term of enrollment. The credits are treated as credits attempted and earned for passed coursework, and as attempted but not earned for coursework not passed. This coursework is not included in GPA calculation. If you decide to change majors or change between certificate and degree programs, your cumulative academic history is still included in the determination of your SAP status for financial aid eligibility.
If you changed majors and consequently fell out of SAP due to the maximum timeframe requirement, you have the right to an appeal. All students pursuing a second degree are treated the same under the SAP requirements. This holds true if you are a transfer student with a prior degree, or if you are seeking a second degree from our school. In some cases, this re-evaluation requires our office to return a portion of your federal funds back to the US Department of Education.
If you are considering withdrawing for classes, we recommend talking to the Financial Aid Office first in order to determine the financial impact that the Return of Title IV funds calculation will have on your specific financial situation. The R2T4 calculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using a federal formula. If you earned less aid than was disbursed, the college is required to return a portion of the funds, which may result in you owing a balance to the college.
If you earned more aid than was disbursed, the college will make a post-withdrawal disbursement to your account within days of the withdrawal. Yes, there are many situations where we are not required to return Federal financial aid funds after your withdrawal, such as:. This information would be submitted to the Registrar by your faculty. We do have a policy on refunds and course withdrawals. Appeals must fall under one of the following categories to be considered:.
No appeals will be considered or accepted once the term for which the appeal is being made has finished. A case of fraud is different from a simple mistake made on a form. Fraud is intended to deceit, and therefore it is punishable. Receiving financial aid can be the difference that allows you to attend college. Each year, CT State receives more than 50, applications for student financial assistance to help cover college costs.
By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for federal, state, and institutional dollars at our colleges. This guidebook, in addition to a variety of other sources, are available for you at all times to provide information and answers to your financial aid related questions. Listed below are the twelve colleges that comprise CT State. If you are attending a location that is not the main campus, please contact the main campus Financial Aid Office. The Office of Financial Aid Services maintains a position that no student should be denied access to higher education because of financial need.
Each year, our office uses all available resources to help eligible students fund their direct costs, which includes charges for tuition and fees, as well as an allowance for books and supplies. To assist in determining your financial need and eligibility for financial aid, we are required to develop a Cost of Attendance for you based on federal regulations.
Aside from tuition and fees, this also includes items such as books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses. We understand that room and board, transportation costs, and personal expenses will vary for each individual and family. For that reason, we use approximated costs for these components based on actual data from The College Board and The Council for Community and Economic Research. Should you experience other costs that are not typical, you have the right to a Cost of Attendance appeal to include additional expenses with supporting documentation.
Please note, this does not guarantee any additional award to your financial aid package. Examples of such expenses may include dependent care, disability costs, or the documented cost of a leased or purchased computer. The value of your calculated financial need provides our office with the information needed to award you need-based financial aid, such as grants and scholarships. While tuition and fee charges are the same for all students at any CT State institution, the calculated Cost of Attendance will vary by college, dependency status, and other factors such as the location within the State of Connecticut.
This will display your Cost of Attendance and anticipated financial aid award. Remember, you are not required to fund your entire Cost of Attendance for enrollment at any of our colleges. Depending on eligibility and the availability of funds, we seek to cover your direct costs to the college, which are your tuition and fee charges, and an allowance for books and supplies.
CT State Community College. Check Your Financial Aid Status. Tax Transcripts To obtain copies of your federal tax return transcripts for financial aid verification. Know the financial aid procedure and how aid is awarded. Know when and how financial aid is paid. Know the cost of attendance at your CT State institution. Know and comply with the Return to Title IV policies and procedures for withdrawals. Know what portion of financial aid is grant or gift aid.
Know what portion of financial aid is a loan, and the terms of the loan at the time it is made. This includes knowledge of your interest rate, grace period, and repayment terms. Know how much need has been met by your financial aid award. Know the criteria for continued eligibility for financial aid. As a student at a Connecticut State Community College, you are responsible for: Knowing and meeting all posted financial aid deadlines.
Reading and understanding all forms and correspondence related to financial aid. This includes retaining copies for your records. Accepting responsibility for all agreements signed by you. Reporting any significant changes in financial circumstances, such as divorce or death of a family member, which may change your determination of financial need. Returning all financial aid forms by the date requested.
Knowing and complying with all CT State payment policies. Notifying your loan lender and CT State if you change your name, address, or enrollment status. Complying with any and all conditions of employment under the work-study program. Completing your financial aid application as soon after October 1 as possible.
Repaying all student loans as agreed upon. Meeting the terms of the satisfactory academic progress policy to continue your financial aid eligibility. Academic engagement includes, but is not limited to: Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students; Submitting an academic assignment; Taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; Attending a study group that is assigned by the school; Participating in an online discussion about academic matters; and Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.
This does not include activities where a student may be present, but not academically engaged, such as: Logging into an online class without active participation; or Participating in academic counseling or advising. Return of Title IV Funds Process Step 1 The first step our office must take is working through a series of formulas to determine the amount of your financial aid that must be returned to the US Department of Education.
Financial Aid Guide FAQs Below are common questions we receive from our students about various topics related to financial aid that we can answer in general terms, but, if you have specific questions that relate to your application or award, please do not hesitate to contact us. Enrollment Status Credit Level Full Time 12 or more credits Three Quarter Time 9 to 11 credits Half Time 6 to 8 credits Less than Half Time 1 to 5 credits Please be mindful of any enrollment status requirements that exist for any of your financial aid awards.
The right to be provided information about their financial aid application. The right to know the cost of attendance at CT State. Your student responsibilities are: Reporting circumstances that may have changed to our office after you had certified your information as correct upon completing the FAFSA. Reporting and updating mailing addresses and using their CT State student email.
Reporting third-party benefits such as Veterans Benefits and scholarships. Completing loan program requirements such as a master promissory note, as well as entrance and exit counseling. This can be completed as early as October 1st of each year for the following academic year for example, October 1, for the academic year. You can find the app in the app store. If you have limited access to the internet, you may complete a FAFSA via the phone at This ID will allow you and your parents, if you are a dependent student to access Federal Student Aid's online system.
You must add the school code for each Connecticut State Community Colleges you may wish to attend. To be considered for financial aid, you must, at a minimum, satisfy the following criteria: Be accepted for admission to the college and enrolled in a degree or eligible certificate program. Have a high school diploma, GED, or recognized equivalent.
Be a US citizen with a valid Social Security number or be an eligible non-citizen with a valid alien registration number. Eligibility requirements and deadlines are as follows: Institutional aid may only be granted if you would have otherwise qualified for aid except your undocumented status.
Dependent students must supply parent information. Dependency overrides may be possible per college policy and professional judgment. To complete verification, we have partnered with Inceptia, a nonprofit organization and verification expert. If you are selected, you will receive a welcome email from Inceptia with instructions to follow. If you are a dependent student, your parent will receive a similar email with instructions from Inceptia, and they will have to follow the prompts to complete verification for their student.
In that email, you will be instructed to go to the Verification Gateway VG portal to authenticate your account and begin the process. VG is easy to use, mobile friendly, and it guides you through each step of verification. You can access VG by using a mobile phone, tablet, gaming console, or computer.
You have 3 options for authenticating your VG account: If you have trouble completing option one or two, please call VGCS and a customer service representative can authenticate the account with you over the phone.
Once you register and log into VG, complete the items on your personalized Task List and upload requested documents. This can be done in two different ways: E-Signature: recommended E-Sign is a fast and simple way to sign. This speeds up the verification process and is also easy to update if corrections need to be made or additional information is required. Ink Signature: This option requires the student and parent, if the student is dependent to print out the form, sign it, and mail to Inceptia to manually load into the Verification Gateway.
In very rare cases we may ask you to submit verification documents directly to the college. If that is the case, we will communicate with you directly via your school email or phone to let you know what steps you need to take. Connecticut State Community Colleges maintain a verification priority deadline of July 15, as certain forms of aid are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meeting this deadline does not guarantee awarding of financial aid. This is why it is always best to adhere to the July 15 priority deadline. If the term is the summer semester, then you must submit the verification documents prior to the end of your assigned academic year. Here is a list of acceptable documentation that you may be asked to provide: A verification worksheet that is completed accurately, legibly, and signed by you and your parent, if you are a dependent student.
Signed statement by you and your parent, if you are a dependent student confirming the household size. Signed statement by you and your parent, if you are a dependent student concerning the number of family members enrolled at least half-time in an accredited post-secondary school. Tuition and Fees. Our office may utilize prior year rates to create your initial budget, and update it if the Board chooses to make an update. Some programs, such as Manufacturing or Nursing, also include additional program-specific fees in the cost of attendance.
Books and Supplies. Books and supplies costs are taken from the most recent Trends in College Pricing publication by the College Board for two-year colleges. Room and Board. Your room and board budget will vary depending on whether you live off campus or at home with parents. Please note, none of our colleges offer on campus housing. Your transportation budget will also be determined by your housing situation, whether you live off campus or at home with parents. Miscellaneous Personal Expenses.
Similar to your transportation budget, your miscellaneous personal expenses will be determined by whether you live off campus or with your parents. Loan Fees — Loan fees are added to the budget once the student accepts the loan.
Dependent Care child or elder. We will use Professional Judgment to add dependent care costs to your budget. Please let us know if you have these additional expenses and provide the number of children or elders for which these costs are incurred. Additional Educational Costs for Students with Disabilities.
You must notify the Financial Aid Office if you have these additional expenses. This is handled through Professional Judgment, and documentation of the expense will be required. Computer Expense. This cost will then be added to the Books and Supplies budget component. Students with higher than average transportation expenses due to circumstances beyond their control may provide documentation for consideration. One-Time Exceptions. Students with a one-time exceptional expense beyond their control which increased their educationally related costs e.
COVID, natural disaster may provide documentation for consideration. Separation or divorce for you or your parent, if you are a dependent student. Documented excessive medical or dental expenses for you or your parent, if you are a dependent student. Childcare or dependent care expenses for you or your parent, if you are a dependent student. Family relationship where it is impossible or unsafe to collect parental information if you are a dependent student.
Costs incurred after students are no longer enrolled for example, graduate school admissions tests cannot be added to the Cost of Attendance. Home repairs. Discretionary debt. Previous education debt. Voluntary reduction in employment income. There are three criteria evaluated each semester to make sure you are meeting SAP: Maximum Time Frame Requirement : You must successfully complete your educational program within a maximum period. Similarly, students enrolled in a credit certificate program may receive financial aid for a maximum of 45 attempted credit hours.
All attempted credits at the college are included in the calculation. Students who transfer credits from another institution will have those credits counted as both attempted and earned credits for SAP purposes. These requirements are listed in the table below. Minimum Pace : To meet the minimum Pace requirement, a student must complete a certain number of the credits attempted. Pace is calculated as the cumulative number of credit hours of courses successfully completed divided by the cumulative number of credit hours attempted for all courses.
If you have transfer credits earned from other institutions, they are counted in the calculation as both credits attempted and earned credits. An explanation of why you failed to meet SAP. An academic plan created with your academic advisor. Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall and Fall Note: These costs are tuition fees only.
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You may contact the Student Accounts Office to request a refund for the amount of the overage after the semester begins. Prospective students who apply for need-based aid are awarded estimated financial aid awards. Shortly after May 1, the Office of Financial Aid sends requests for verification documents Dependent Verification Student Worksheet or Independent Verification Student Worksheet to students who enrolled with need-based awards that have been selected for verification.
The tentative awards cannot be finalized until the requested documents have been received and financial aid information has been verified. Financial aid will not disburse to the fall semester bill until all requested documentation is received. Upper-class students who file for need-based aid may be required to submit verification documents to complete their file before their financial aid packages can be generated.
Upper-class students are encouraged to have their files completed by May 1, to ensure that their aid will disburse to their fall semester bill. Both requirements may be completed online. The MPN is a promissory note that can be used to borrow multiple loans for multiple academic years up to 10 years.
This requirement is for all first-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Student Loan. First-time borrowers are also required to complete Loan Entrance Counseling. New students are required to provide a final official high school transcript or documents confirming graduation from high school before any financial aid can be disbursed.
Outside scholarships must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid. These awards are not credited to your account until the funds are received by the Office of Student Accounts. The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by certain colleges including Denison and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds.
Each of your parents will complete their own CSS Profile at cssprofile. To keep their financial information private, your parents should not share their College Board log-in credentials with each other. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact CSS at Instead, we ask that you print a copy of your completed Profile and make necessary corrections by hand and submit to our office. Yes, if your family has experienced an unforeseen or significant change in financial status since FAFSA reported income or you think you have special circumstances that should be taken into account, you may request a review of your financial aid eligibility.
Contact our office for counsel and request a Special Circumstance Form. Appeals are handled on a case-by-case basis and may or may not result in additional aid. Books are considered an indirect cost of college expenses. For many students, you pay for your books out of your own pocket.
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