January 13, 2017

  • CCode for Noncitizenship (CCode 105)– If the Department of Homeland Security is not able to confirm if a student is a noncitizen that is able to take out federal aid, then the attached forms and information is what will be required. The form must be filled out and mailed to the address.
  • Students Unavailable for FAA – If a student picks up for the FAA and is unable to start the appointment, please reschedule for the next available time on your calendar. If you or the student have reason to look at other calendars (availability concerns), please transfer to the JFP team to have it reschedule. Do not hang up with them without getting them reschedule one way or another.
  • Verification for Non-Filing Status for 17-18 ISIRs – We will require proof of non-filing status on all non-filers that are selected for V1 or V5 for the 17-18 ISIR. This is required even if they put their income as zero. They can set up an appointment at a local IRS office to get it, call to have proof faxed, order Veritax and have it come back saying they did not file, or try getting it online. If anyone else has any best practices to get these, please share.
  • ISEP Forms Date (Update) – ISEP forms do not always require that the student and notary date the form on the same date.  Some states allow notaries to sign documents that are dated prior to being notarized.  We do need to verify the state ruling for this on the state website: google search “State Notary Website” and select the sos.state website.  Proof of this must accompany the notary form if the dates do not match.
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October 19, 2016

  • ARM Inquiries and Approvals – Bret Whetman is now the Associate Campus Director of IU, so Melissa Seideman will be taking over any inquiries and approvals for ARM.
  • Dependents Other Than Child or Spouse – If a student is selected for verification (V1, V5, or V6) and marks that they have dependents other than child or spouse on the ISIR, we will need documentation to prove the claim.
  • Misspelling on ARM/PCE – CFA will require a new ARM and/or PCE if a student’s name is misspelled on the paperwork.
  • Changing High School Type on the ISIR – Per Ryan Perry, the only instance where we can make the change on a high school type on the ISIR is if we have an official transcript. Please ensure that the high school type is correct on the ISIR when submitting the file.

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.