July 22, 2016

  • FAFSA Chat – You can add school codes and check if the school codes have been added, or check for verification via FAFSA chat.
  • UEH Probation – UEH probation will NO LONGER prevent a student from receiving a tablet.
  • Signed PCEs and ARM – Please separate the PCE from the ARM and make sure they are right side up before uploading them to schooldocs.
  • SNT Flag and SNAP – If the SNT Flag states “Yes” on Page 3 of the ISIR, then there will be no need to make any corrections to SNAP on that ISIR. No matter the verification code, if SNT flag is “Yes” then corrections to not need to be made. Example below:SNT
  • NSLDS – We need to look at the loan details in NSLDS to see if there’s a date of delinquency for Direct Loans. This will not be visible with FFEL loans, so a phone call would be necessary to the loan servicer to see if they’re delinquent or not – that’s really the only way to tell. FFEL loans also follow different guidelines – the default can happen at 270 days delinquent vs 360 days, and they will also require paperwork for a forbearance vs. a verbal forbearance through a conference call.The best advice I can give is to encourage the conference calls with loan servicers if they know they’re delinquent on Direct Loans and then to check on the status with FFEL loans.
  • Fully Signed EAs – Dr. Alan Hansen will not be signing EAs until the POG is in and verified. This being said, you are able to turn in a file pending POG/Final EA and it will have to have both in order to be fully packaged.

July 14, 2016

  • MSIA ARM – The payments cannot be lower than $25 a month even though it will automatically set it as lower (for the normal situation).
  • Married Last Name – If a woman has a different last name than what is on her documentation due to marriage, we are okay to get a marriage license to prove what it was.

July 1, 2016

  • FAFSA Correction Form – The only time you CANNOT use this form is when you have a Dependency Override, Professional Judgement, or Marital Status change WITHOUT documentation. Get the documentation and you can use it.
  • Scholarship Deadlines ***UPDATE***– The deadline for scholarships is 11 days prior to the start. Thursday, Week 3 by Midnight!
  • ARM Payments – The guidelines distributed (5/3/16) are in effect and will be used by IU going forward. Please make sure you reference the email I sent out with the subject of, “New Eduplan Guidelines” for review. If you do not have this, please let me or your ADOFP know ASAP! The minimum payment for any ARM loan must be $25.00/month. The $25.00 payment will only be available to those who meet the criteria, so please make sure you familiarize yourself with those guidelines.
  • UEH Appeal Process – Students who start school with us on a UEH appeal (UEH Probation) will not receive a tablet for at least the 1st two modules. CFA will review the student’s GPA at the end of their 2nd module and if they are at a 2.0 GPA or higher, they will qualify for Title IV funds (including the 1st Pell Disbursement). If they are not at a 2.0 GPA by the end of the 2nd module, CFA will check again after the next module to see if they have a 2.0 GPA or higher. If by the end of the term (4th module) the student does not have a 2.0, the student will have failed the UEH probation and must be cash-pay.
  • Reentry Students Need to go to ROSLC – We cannot always trust what their lead screen says in CVue because it doesn’t always show the most current enrollment so check the enrollment tab and NSLDS to determine if it’s a returning student. There have been several that have made it to a 1st year planner then ends up needing to go back to ROSLC.
  • Dependents Other Than Child or Spouse – If a student’s household size is below poverty level, and they have a “Dependent Other Than Child or Spouse” then we need to verify no matter if they are selected for verification/low income or not.