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.
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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.

June 28, 2016

  • 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.

January 20, 2016

  • In-Kind Support – Words from Ryan Perry, “a student cannot claim a child if he or the child is being supported more than 50% by the student’s parents. All other support given to the student, including the spouses parents, is counted as in kind support”.
  • Planner Changing ISIR Info – 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. Regarding the “Planner Changing ISIR Info”, this primarily relates to Child Support and Wages. SNAP can still be corrected with a statement for all Verification groups other than V6.
  • UEH Rollovers – If a student was approved for UEH or the UEH appeal process for a previous module, but rolls to the next, please have the planner email online.cfa with the final decision (“approved”) email correspondence, so CFA can update the hold group for the UEH student.We will be able to use the previous mod’s UEH paperwork for the file, but please make sure CFA is kept in the loop. Ryan has agreed to reply to the correspondence with an updated “approved” email to include in the file.
  • Determining Dependency Status – If a student is of dependent age, make sure you ask the right questions to determine dependency prior to completing the PCE, etc. This can save you a lot of time having to update paperwork.

January 7, 2016

  • GOOFF (Get Out of Fail Free)– An email has been sent out about this. You need 8 perfect files in a row to get one. If you fail a fail you can use it if you fix the file within 24 hours of it failing. See email from Dave (12/23/2015) for details.
  • PLUS MPNs – We cannot accept PLUS MPNs for Masters students. They must be a regular MPN.
  • Parent PLUS Form – Do not send this form if you haven’t actually talked to the parent. An explanation needs to take place with the parent so they know what they are signing. Be sure it is the parent signing the form.
  • UEH Appeals – We MUST do everything in our power to obtain transcripts and ledgers for the applicable schools listed. The appeal process is only for those who CANNOT obtain transcripts (school closure, etc.). Do not take shortcuts.