May 18,2016

  • Business Income – If there is nothing in the file showing the student had business income, then we do not need to complete a business income statement. If business income is on tax transcripts or the student mentions it on the low income and/or V6 form, then we will need a business income statement.
  • Pending Loans – If academic and award year end dates have passed in COD then the pending loans do not need to be cancelled.
  • Pending Pell – If Pending Pell in COD is going to affect their Pell eligibility with us then it needs to be cancelled.
  • Low Income and SNAP – As per Ryan Perry, we can use the statement on the low income form as proof of SNAP for verification as long as there is not a dependency issue that would require proof and as long as it is not V6. Also, the dollar amount is not required or does not need to be exact in the statement (only need amount for V6 and dependency issues).
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January 27, 2016

  • Child Support Paid – According to IFAP, we only need a statement from the person paying the child support. If things don’t add up, we can request additional information to clear up anything that seems conflicting. See below:545
  • Planner Changing ISIR Info (*Updated) – We cannot change anything on the ISIR unless we have agency proof. The number in the household and number in college can still be changed by the planner with a statement. *This primarily relates to Child Support and Wages. SNAP can still be added with a statement for all verification groups other than V6. NOTHING CAN BE REMOVED WHETHER IT HAS BEEN VERIFIED OR NOT. The student must remove it. If the planner removes it then CFA requires a wet signature.
  • Temporary ID – If a student has a temporary ID that has an expiration date that is passed the start date (regular requirement) then we can accept it, unless they are selected for ID verification.
  • Veritax – Please make sure you are selecting the right year when requesting tax transcripts (2014).
  • Forwarding Emails – DO NOT forward internal emails of any kind to our students.
  • SFAC – CFA doesn’t care if the dependents under 12 question is incorrect. Try to make it correct but if it’s wrong it will not fail audit.
  • Pending Pell – Going forward we have to make sure any pending Pell is cancelled in COD. If there is pending Pell for the current award year, it cannot be added to the PCE for AY1 until it is cancelled in COD. If NSLDS is showing Pell for the current award year, a COD screen shot must be added to the file to show that it is cancelled.