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  • Alcorn State University: Financial Aid Updates
    employees of the Executive Office In order to receive an undergraduate tuition waiver for 50 percent 50 of the total tuition the dependent must gain admission to the university where the parent or legal guardian is employed or in the case of dependent children of the IHL Executive Office at any of the eight state universities and make a formal written request to the Office of Financial Aid of the respective institution In cases wherein both parents or legal guardians are eligible employees a tuition waiver of one hundred percent 100 shall be provided to the dependent children Dependent children of continuing employees hired prior to July 1 1977 are eligible for full waiver of undergraduate tuition at the appropriate institutions because of the grandfather clause included in the April 28 1977 minutes of the Board IHL Board of Trustees Policies Bylaws 139 1 Continued Eligibility A single dependent child may receive an undergraduate tuition benefit consistent with the continued employment of the parent or guardian which may be continued until the degree requirements for one baccalaureate degree are met or until age 25 whichever comes first 2 Dependent tuition shall be accounted for and reported at the face value of the tuition being waived in the appropriate functional category Revised January 11 2012 Effective July 1 2012 REPEAT COURSE POLICY FOR FINANCIAL AID A recent federal regulation change regarding repeated coursework may impact your financial aid eligibility and awards Effective for the fall 2011 semester in order for a repeated course to be counted towards your enrollment status for financial aid purposes you may only repeat a previously passed course once a total of two attempts If you enroll in a previously repeated and passed course for a third time this course will not count towards your enrollment for financial aid purposes For example if you are enrolled in a total of 12 credit hours and 3 credits you have repeated in the past you will only be considered enrolled in 9 hours for financial aid purposes A passing grade is defined as D or better Please note that the repeat course policy for financial aid is separate from institutional academic polices regarding repeat courses The policy allows a student to receive financial aid under the following situations To repeat any failed course until a passing grade is received To repeat one time any course in which a passing grade of D or higher was previously received Please Note Repeating a previously passed course may result in an adjustment to financial aid eligibility Any adjustments will typically occur after the start of the semester during which the student is repeating the course so students are responsible for monitoring their own enrollment in repeated coursework FEDERAL STUDENT AID CREDIT BALANCE FSA REFUNDS Federal Regulations require that once funds have been disbursed authorized actual date posted to account and creates a Federal Student Aid Credit Balance the school must pay the credit balance as soon as possible but no later than

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  • Alcorn State University: Consumer Information Disclosures
    beyond campus in engaging with the community around us to enrich all of our lives Welcome Alumni Association Chapter Presidents Alumni Profile Form Braves Kids Club Shirley Walker s Hall of Fame Alcorn Alumni Band Letter 2015 2015 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Admissions Welcome Admissions Requirements First Year Experience FYE Graduate Studies Transfer Students International Students Scholarship Requirements Financial Aid Applying for Aid Constitution Day Financial Aid Updates Consumer Information Disclosures Forms Types of Financial Aid Federal Work Study TEACH Grant Federal Student Loans Tuition and Fees Scholarship Opportunities Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Mandatory Attendance Verification Registration Guide Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities Code of Conduct Official Unofficial Withdrawal Return of Title IV Funds R2T4 Policy Staff Directory Residence Life Bursar Registrar s Office MyAlcorn Campus Tours Home Admissions Financial Aid Consumer Information Disclosures Consumer Information Disclosures This webpage provides a comprehensive location for links to information about Alcorn State University on a variety of subjects which may be helpful to prospective students their families high school counselors as well as prospective employees current students and current employees This information is presented to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 which requires institutions of higher education to disclose information and reports on various aspects of the institution s policies procedures operations and costs Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Financial Aid Information General Institutional Information Privacy of Student Record Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities Student Diversity Cost of Attendance Net Price Calculator Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Textbook Information Educational Programs Instructional Facilities Faculty Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements Accreditation Affiliations Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions Computer Use and File Sharing Student Activities Career Job Placement Services Teacher Preparation Program Report Student Financial Assistance Assistance Available From Federal State Local and of Institutional Programs Federal Student Aid Penaltiesf or Drug Law Violations Student Loan Information o Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers o Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers o Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loans Health and Safety Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Vaccination Policies Campus Security Policies Crime Statistic and Crime Log Fire Safety Policies Fire Statistics and Fire Log On Campus Housing Facilities Student Outcomes Retention Rate Graduation Rates Student Right to Know Act Transfer out Rates Student Right to Know Act Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid Student Right to Know Act Transfer

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  • Alcorn State University: Forms
    ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Admissions Welcome Admissions Requirements First Year Experience FYE Graduate Studies Transfer Students International Students Scholarship Requirements Financial Aid Applying for Aid Constitution Day Financial Aid Updates Consumer Information Disclosures Forms Types of Financial Aid Federal Work Study TEACH Grant Federal Student Loans Tuition and Fees Scholarship Opportunities Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Mandatory Attendance Verification Registration Guide Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities Code of Conduct Official Unofficial Withdrawal Return of Title IV Funds R2T4 Policy Staff Directory Residence Life Bursar Registrar s Office MyAlcorn Campus Tours Home Admissions Financial Aid Forms Forms The forms listed below are available for download In Adobe Acrobat format You may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view these forms Alcorn State University Financial Aid Application 2015 2016 Financial Aid Application 2016 2017 Financial Aid Application Federal Direct Parent Loan PLUS Form Federal Direct Parent Loan PLUS Online Application Verification Worksheets 2015 2016 Verification Dependent Standard V1 2015 2016 Verification Independent Standard V1 2015 2016 Child Support Verification Worksheet V3 2015 2016 Verification Custom V4 2015 2016 Verification Dependent Aggregate V5 2015 2016 Verification Independent Aggregate V5 2015 2016 Household Resources Dependent Verification Worksheet V6 2015 2016 Household Resources Independent Verification Worksheet V6 Unusual Enrollment History Form 2015 2016 Unusual Enrollment History Form Diversity Grant Application 2015 2016

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  • Alcorn State University: Types of Financial Aid
    enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Admissions Welcome Admissions Requirements First Year Experience FYE Graduate Studies Transfer Students International Students Scholarship Requirements Financial Aid Applying for Aid Constitution Day Financial Aid Updates Consumer Information Disclosures Forms Types of Financial Aid Federal Work Study TEACH Grant Federal Student Loans Tuition and Fees Scholarship Opportunities Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Mandatory Attendance Verification Registration Guide Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities Code of Conduct Official Unofficial Withdrawal Return of Title IV Funds R2T4 Policy Staff Directory Residence Life Bursar Registrar s Office MyAlcorn Campus Tours Home Admissions Financial Aid Types of Financial Aid Types of Financial Aid Federal Pell Grant A federal grant program for needy students who have not received a baccalaureate or professional degree administered by the U S Department of Education This grant is awarded based on the EFC from the SAR Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant FSEOG One of the campus based programs grants for students with exceptional financial need who have not completed their first baccalaureate degree Priority for FSEOG awards must be given to Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFC s Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education TEACH The U S Department of Education s Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education TEACH Grant Program provides grant funds to postsecondary students who are completing or planning to complete coursework that is needed to begin a career in teaching and who agree to serve for at least four years as a full time highly qualified teacher in a high need field in a school serving low income students Eligible full time students may receive 4 000 per year in TEACH Grant funds up to a maximum of 16 000 for undergraduates and post baccalaureate study and 8 000 for graduate study More details can be found on Federal Student Aid s TEACH Fact Sheet Diversity Grant SSDG Non black students that meet board requirements are eligible to apply for a diversity grant in the amount of 700 per semester prorated if less than full time Priority will be given to main campus Lorman students All recipients must meet the following criteria 1 Be Non black 2 Enroll in a degree granting program and 3 Meet Board approved requirements for admission Federal Work Study FWS One of the campus based programs a part time employment program which provide jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who are in need of such earnings to meet a portion of their educational expenses Direct Stafford Loan subsidized and unsubsidized Long term low interest loans administered by the Department of Education through the William D Ford Loan Program Variable interest rate not to exceed 8 25 Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans may be used to replace the EFC Direct PLUS Loan Long term loans made available to parents of dependent students Interest rates are variable not to exceed 9 May be used to replace the EFC amount borrowed is limited to the

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  • Alcorn State University: Federal Work Study
    Academic Progress Standards Mandatory Attendance Verification Registration Guide Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities Code of Conduct Official Unofficial Withdrawal Return of Title IV Funds R2T4 Policy Staff Directory Residence Life Bursar Registrar s Office MyAlcorn Campus Tours Home Admissions Financial Aid Federal Work Study Federal Work Study FAQ Show All Hide All Q What is Federal Work Study A Federal Work Study FWS is offered as a part of your total financial aid package to assist you in financing your education at Alcorn State University This is money that does not have to be repaid Federal Work Study is a real job The term Work Study does not mean that you can study on the job It means that you work to obtain the funds to be able to study at Alcorn Q What are the Advantages of a FWS Job A One advantage is being able to arrange your work schedule around your classes We do ask that your work schedule be in blocks of time If you can schedule entire mornings or afternoons it would be better for you and your employer Other advantages include a monthly pay check gaining valuable work experiences that will look good on a resume and keeping student debt to a minimum Q How Much Can I Work A Your award offer will indicate the dollar amount of your FWS award for the year Although your pay will always be based upon actual hours worked this award indicates the maximum amount you will be allowed to earn During placement at the beginning of each term you will be given an official job assignment sheet which will indicate the maximum earnings and suggested number of hours per month You and your supervisor will determine your work schedule depending on your supervisor s needs and your class schedule You are authorized to work a maximum of 20 hours per week Q Where Will I Be Assigned to Work A For priority consideration students should report to the James L Bolden Campus Union Ballroom for fee payment during registration At that time you will be referred to a department For placement after registration has closed you will need to go to the Financial Aid Office If you are a continuing student who has been requested by the department you worked in the previous term we will reassign you to that area if you qualify for the FWS program again Q How Do I Get Paid A Pay rates for FWS jobs will be the current federal minimum wage Your department will complete a monthly TIME SHEET available from the Financial Aid Office and have it submitted to the Employment Counselor by the time specified Your Time Sheet must be completed properly and must include your signature and the Department Head s signature Your paycheck will be available for pick up at the cashier s window unless you elected the direct deposit option You will receive your check on the 10th of each month following the end

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  • Alcorn State University: TEACH Grant
    students may receive 4 000 per year in TEACH Grant funds up to a maximum of 16 000 for undergraduates and post baccalaureate study and 8 000 for graduate study More details can be found on Federal Student Aid s TEACH Fact Sheet TEACH Grant Eligible Majors at Alcorn State University BS in Biology Education BS in Chemistry Education BS in Math Education Master of Science in Secondary Education Biology Chemistry Mathematics Special Education Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education Only Endorsement in Biology Chemistry Math and Special Education Note Copy of certification of endorsement area must be attached to application Teaching Obligation In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant you must be a highly qualified full time teacher in a high need subject area for at least four years at a school serving low income students You must complete the four years of teaching within eight years of finishing the program for which you received the grant You incur a four year teaching obligation for each educational program for which you received TEACH Grant funds although you may work off multiple four year obligations simultaneously under certain circumstances Specific definitions of these terms are included below Highly Qualified Teacher You must perform the teaching service as a highly qualified teacher which is defined in federal law The informational sheet can be found online at http www ed gov policy elsec leg esea02 pg107 html Full Time Teacher You must meet the state s definition of a full time teacher and spend the majority at least 51 percent of your time teaching one of the high need subject areas Elementary school teachers who teach many subjects would not be able to fulfill their service agreement High Need Subject Areas Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition Foreign Language Mathematics Reading Specialist Science Special Education Other teacher shortage areas are listed in the Department of Education s Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing at http www ed gov about offices list ope pol tsa doc Schools Serving Low Income Students Schools serving low income students include any elementary or secondary school that is listed in the Department of Education s Annual Directory of Designated Low Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits at https www tcli ed gov CBSWebApp tcli TCLIPubSchoolSearch jsp TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve Each year you receive a TEACH Grant you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve The Agreement is a legally binding document that defines the teaching obligations you must meet and specifies your repayment obligation if a TEACH Grant that you receive is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan When you sign the service agreement you are agreeing to repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accrued from the date that the grant funds were disbursed if you do not complete the teaching obligation Once the grant has been converted to a loan it CANNOT be converted back to a grant Complete Counseling You will be required to complete online

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  • Alcorn State University: Federal Student Loans
    must also be enroll and attend 6 hours during each summer term to receive a loan If you drop below 6 hours your loan will not be authorized to your account and you will be responsible for any balance owed to the University ENTRANCE COUNSELING MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL first time borrowers and transfer students There is also a 30 day delay to first time student borrower accounts Entrance Counseling informs you about your rights and responsibilities as a Direct Loan Borrower and can be done using the following link http www studentloans gov ADDITIONAL LOAN COUNSELING It is highly recommended that students with a grade point average below 2 0 make an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid for additional counseling on the importance of receiving and repaying a loan Please call 601 877 6190 to schedule an appointment if your GPA is below 2 0 MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE eMPN MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL borrowers before loan funds will be disbursed to the Business Office for payment of fees THIS IS A LOAN AND MUST BE REPAID TO THE LENDER If you have not signed a Master Promissory Note please click on the following link http www studentloans gov EXIT COUNSELING is a process that ALL student loan borrowers must do if they are graduating transferring or withdrawing from Alcorn State University As you near graduation you will receive information on loan repayment from the Direct Loan Servicing Center You are responsible for timely payment of your loans Failure to comply with repayment obligations can cause you to have a negative credit rating Online exit counseling can be done by clicking the following link http www studentloans gov Special Note If loan requirements MPN Entrance Counseling are not fulfilled by the close of awarded term your loan MAY be cancelled You will be responsible for any balance owed to the university if applicable It is your responsibility to regularly monitor your loan status via BANNER Online Services your loan servicer and ASU email correspondences You should receive a disclosure statement from the lender notifying that you are entering into an agreement to repay a Title IV loan based on loans planned to be disbursed to you Direct Loan Program The terms of the sequester increase the loan fees charged to Direct Loan borrowers for Direct Subsidized Direct Unsubsidized and Direct PLUS loans For loans where the first disbursement is made on or after October 1 2014 and before October 1 2015 The loan fee for Direct Subsidized Loans and for Direct Unsubsidized Loans is 1 073 For example the fee on a 5 500 loan will be 59 01 truncated to nearest cent not rounded The loan fee for Direct PLUS Loans for both parent borrowers and graduate and professional student borrowers is 4 292 For example the fee on a 10 000 PLUS Loan will be 429 20 The following chart displays the sequester required loan fees for both the FY 2014 and FY 2015

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  • Alcorn State University: Tuition and Fees
    certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Admissions Welcome Admissions Requirements First Year Experience FYE Graduate Studies Transfer Students International Students Scholarship Requirements Financial Aid Applying for Aid Constitution Day Financial Aid Updates Consumer Information Disclosures Forms Types of Financial Aid Federal Work Study TEACH Grant Federal Student Loans Tuition and Fees Scholarship Opportunities Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Mandatory Attendance Verification Registration Guide Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities Code of Conduct Official Unofficial Withdrawal Return of Title IV Funds R2T4 Policy Staff Directory Residence Life Bursar Registrar s Office MyAlcorn Campus Tours Home Admissions Financial Aid Tuition and Fees Tuition and Fees Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Tuition Cost of Attendance The cost of attendance COA for a student is an estimate of that student s educational expenses for the period of enrollment COA includes tuition and fees room and board expenses while attending school and other miscellaneous expenses Your cost of attendance is also located at www alcorn edu BANNER Online Services ASU policy allows for the COA to be adjusted for dependent care expenses and computer purchase expense once as an undergraduate and once as a graduate Both requests must be accompanied by proof of out of pocket expenses 2015 2016 FALL SPRING UNDERGRADUATE BUDGET IN STATE OUT STATE IN STATE OUT STATE ON CAMPUS OFF CAMPUS FALL SPRING FALL SPRING BOOKS 1536 BOOKS 1536 BOARD 2858 BOARD 2858 FEES 0 FEES 0 PERSONAL EXPENSES 2559 PERSONAL EXPENSES 2914 ROOM 6138 ROOM 6138 TRANSPORTATION 2559 TRANSPORTATION 3707 TUITION 6384 TUITION 6384 TOTAL COST 22034 TOTAL COST 23537 2015 2016 FALL SPRING GRADUATE BUDGET IN STATE OUT STATE IN STATE OUT STATE ON CAMPUS OFF CAMPUS FALL SPRING FALL SPRING

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