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  • What Affects Aid?
    which your aid can become affected Enrollment Aid Application Changes After You Receive and Award Financial Aid at More Than One School Loan Requirements ELC MPN Outside Resources Repeat Coursework Satisfactory Academic Progress Withdrawal Policy Enrollment The Financial Aid Office offers awards based on full time enrollment Depending on the aid program a reduction of enrollment may cause a repayment of disbursed aid Increasing your unit load from half time 0 6 units to full time more than 6 units will cause an increase to your tuition fees If you have been issued a refund prior to your increase in units your Student Center will update with a balance due for tuition fees and due date You will need to make a payment for any tuition fees due to avoid enrollment cancellation Aid Application Changes After You Received and Award Correcting certain items on your FAFSA or your Dream Act application may cause a delay in file processing repayment of disbursed aid and or change awards that are currently in offer status You should inquire with our office if you intend to make corrections to your aid application Financial Aid at More Than One School Adding multiple schools to your FAFSA or Dream Act application may result in receiving an award offer from more than one school Be careful and accept aid only from the school which you have been admitted and plan to attend If you are a Spring transfer student who was awarded for the academic year at another school make sure that your spring awards are cancelled have not disbursed to you You are only eligible for financial aid at one institution per term Loan Requirements In order to understand the responsibility that comes with borrowing student loans you must complete the Entrance Loan Counseling ELC and

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  • Award Notice Guide
    Basics 6 Step Financial Aid Process Self Service Guide Cost of Attendance What Affects Aid Award Notice Guide 2015 2016 Award Notice Guide 2014 2015 Award Notice Guide Dates Deadlines Types of Aid Scholarships Grants Loans Work Study Additional Services Policies Program Changes Disbursement Policy Repeat Coursework Rights Responsibilities SAP Withdrawal Policy Other Student Categories California Dream Act CCE College of Continuing Ed Summer Financial Aid Veteran Success Center Study Abroad International Exchange Programs FAQs Resources Communications Archive Strategic Goals and Assessment Vice President for Student Affairs Office Contact Us Lassen Hall Lobby 6000 J Street Sacramento CA 95819 6044 Phone 916 278 6554 Fax 916 278 6082 Click to Email Us Student Service Center Hours Office Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Phones Monday Friday 9 am 4 pm Drop In Counseling Hours Monday Friday 9 11 30 am 1 3 pm Scholarship Hours Monday Friday 9 11 30 am 1 3 pm Phone 916 278 6179 More information Follow Us Award Notice Guide It is your responsibility to read and understand the Award Notice Guide The Award Notice Guide provides information regarding eligibility criteria disbursement and other important financial aid information Current Award Notice Guide 2015 16 Award

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  • Dates & Deadlines
    Policy Other Student Categories California Dream Act CCE College of Continuing Ed Summer Financial Aid Veteran Success Center Study Abroad International Exchange Programs FAQs Resources Communications Archive Strategic Goals and Assessment Vice President for Student Affairs Office Contact Us Lassen Hall Lobby 6000 J Street Sacramento CA 95819 6044 Phone 916 278 6554 Fax 916 278 6082 Click to Email Us Student Service Center Hours Office Monday Friday 9 am

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  • Types of Aid
    College of Continuing Ed Summer Financial Aid Veteran Success Center Study Abroad International Exchange Programs FAQs Resources Communications Archive Strategic Goals and Assessment Vice President for Student Affairs Office Contact Us Lassen Hall Lobby 6000 J Street Sacramento CA 95819 6044 Phone 916 278 6554 Fax 916 278 6082 Click to Email Us Student Service Center Hours Office Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Phones Monday Friday 9 am 4 pm Drop In Counseling Hours Monday Friday 9 11 30 am 1 3 pm Scholarship Hours Monday Friday 9 11 30 am 1 3 pm Phone 916 278 6179 More information Follow Us Types of Aid Scholarships Scholarships are provided by a variety of sources including charitable organizations corporations businesss and individual donors Scholarships do not need to be paid back by students but students usually need to meet and maintain certain eligibility requirements Grant Programs Grants are provided by the federal government the state government or the University System the CSU They do not need to be paid by students but students must maintain eligibility The FAFSA and Dream Act applications are available January of every year You are encouraged to file your financial aid application by the priority

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  • Grants
    high need field For additional eligibility requirements and conditions visit the College of Education Already a TEACH Grant recipient visit the ED TEACH Grant website for counseling and completing your Agreement to Serve Top Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant A student whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9 11 September 11 2001 may receive an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if The student is not eligible for a Pell Grant based on his or her Expected Family Contribution and At the time of the parent s or guardian s death the student was less than 24 years old and or Was enrolled at least part time at an institution of higher education The maximum amount of the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is the same as the maximum Pell Grant award and will be adjusted accordingly based on enrolled units The Department of Defense DOD will identify eligible individuals Top Cal Grant A and B Cal Grants are administered by the California Student Aid Commission CSAC to students who are California residents To be considered for a Cal Grant students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA or Dream Act application and a GPA Verification must be submitted to the California Student Aid Commission CSAC by March 2 Cal Grants are generally renewable aid Continuing students should file by February 22 if they have not been previously awarded a Cal Grant Sacramento State will automatically send your Cal Grant GPA to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2 for all students who have completed 24 or more units at Sacramento State Cal Grant A Cal Grant A eligibility is based on academic achievement and financial need and is to be used for State University Fees but it may not cover full fees Students must be enrolled at least half time to receive this grant Cal Grant B Cal Grant B eligibility is based on demonstration of substantial financial need This grant consists of a subsistence allowance and for renewal recipients an award for State University Fees Students must be enrolled at least half time to receive this grant For more information visit CSAC s Webgrants for Students site by clicking here Top Educational Opportunity Program EOP Grant The Educational Opportunity Program Grant is funded by the State of California to assist undergraduate students with financial need who have been admitted to Sacramento State through the Educational Opportunity Program EOP Eligibility depends on Full time enrollment Funding availability Expected Family Contribution EFC Award amounts vary based on the student s year in school For more information visit the Sac State EOP website Top Middle Class Scholarship Middle Class Scholarship MCS is administered by the California Student Aid Commission CSAC to undergraduate eligible students Enacted by the Legislature in 2013 the Middle Class Scholarship makes college more affordable for California s middle class families who are mostly not being served by other programs Participation is

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  • Loans
    your credit score therefore you are encouraged to shop different lenders for the best option available Sacramento State does not endorse or recommend private lending programs Eligibility Requirements Alternative Loans requiring a School Certification are specific to students admitted into a degree program Students must be enrolled or coursework must have commenced before loan funds are disbursed Eligible students must apply for the alternative loan according to their degree program example Teaching Credential students are considered 5th undergraduate students We are unable to certify alternative loans for Open University Certificate Programs Career Enhancing seminars workshops etc Alternative Loan Process The student initiates and completes a loan application with a private student loan lender of their choosing If credit approved the lender will electronically send Sacramento State a School Certification request If necessary an Alternative Loan Counseling To Do List item may be initiated on the students MySa State Student Center If the private loan is awarded the student will receive a revised Award Notification Once the loan is awarded the School Certification is electronically sent to the lender If the loan is certified prior to the start of the semester the school must request for the funds to electronically arrive no earlier than a week before the semester begins Otherwise the lender must wait two weeks before sending funds Sacramento State will disburse funds accordingly and if there is a balanced owed Student Financial Services Center will apply the private loan funds to the debt and refund the student if applicable the balance Loan Certification Information Sacramento State begins certifying ALL student loans beginning in July for the next school year Credit based loans with a credit expiration date should start the loan application process no earlier than June 1 for the upcoming year Private loans are certified one academic year at a time i e Fall Spring semesters Fall or Spring or Summer session only Loan Periods 2015 2016 Academic Year 8 2015 5 2016 Fall 2015 only loan 8 2015 12 2015 Spring 2016 only loan 1 2016 5 2016 Summer only loans Should start with the beginning date of your first summer course and should end with the last date of enrollment for summer If applying for a summer private loan you MUST also complete a Summer Aid Application available every April Top Loan Limits and Interest Rates Annual Direct Loan Limits Class Level Subsidized Additional Unsubsidized Dependent Additional Unsubsidized Independent Freshman 3 500 2 000 6 000 Sophomore 4 500 2 000 6 000 Junior Senior 5 500 2 000 7 000 Teaching Credential 5 500 0 7 000 Graduate n a n a 20 500 Aggregate Lifetime Direct Loan Limits Dependent Independent Max Subsidized Undergraduate 31 000 57 500 23 000 Graduate n a 138 500 n a Includes loans received for undergraduate study Fixed Interest Rates 2015 2016 Direct Loan Rates Borrower Loan Type Loan Period Fixed Interest Rates Undergraduate Students Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized 7 1 2015 6 30 2016 4 29 Graduate and Professional Students Direct Unsubsidized 7 1 2015 6 30 2016 5 84 Parents and Graduate Students Direct PLUS 7 1 2015 6 30 2016 6 84 2014 2015 Direct Loan Rates Borrower Loan Type Loan Period Fixed Interest Rates Undergraduate Students Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized 7 1 2014 6 30 2015 4 66 Graduate and Professional Students Direct Unsubsidized 7 1 2014 6 30 2015 6 21 Parents and Graduate Students Direct PLUS 7 1 2014 6 30 2015 7 21 For more information on Interest Rates and Fees click here IMPORTANT Loan Information Federal student loans have loan fees that are a percentage of the total loan amount The loan fee is deducted from each loan disbursement You re responsible for repayment of the entire amount you borrowed and not just the amount you received Loan Type First Disbursement Date Loan Fee Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans On or after 10 1 2014 and before 10 1 2015 1 073 On or after 10 1 2015 and before 10 1 2016 1 068 Direct PLUS Loans On or after 10 1 2014 and before 10 1 2015 4 292 On or after 10 1 2015 and before 10 1 2016 4 272 Top Student Loan Repayment There is a lot to consider when it comes to repaying federal student loans Understanding the details of repayment can go a long way in your financial planning Find out when your repayment begins how to make a payment repayment plan options and what to do if you have trouble making payments and much more You can access your federal student loan information using the National Student Loan Data System NSLDS Exit Loan Counseling A mandatory online information session which takes place when you graduate or attend school less than half time The session explains your loan rights and responsibilities and when repayment begins If you graduated or stopped attending at least half time at Sacramento State we will place a To Do list item in your My Sac State Student Center to complete this requirement You must complete this federal requirement even if you are returning to the university or attending college elsewhere For information on repayment and grace periods click here Loan Deferment During a deferment you do not need to make payments The government may pay the interest on your Federal Perkins Loan and or Direct Stafford Subsidized Loans It does not pay the interest on your unsubsidized loan or any PLUS loans In most cases students receive an in school deferment when enrolled in college during a period of at least half time For more information on deferments click here Loan Forbearance If you can not make your scheduled loan payments but do not qualify for a deferment your loan servicer may grant you a forbearance With a forbearance you may be able to stop making payments or reduce your monthly payments for up to 12 months Interest will continue to accrue on your subsidized and unsubsidized loans

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  • Work Study
    by the Financial Aid Office as quickly as you can to complete your file Completed files are awarded in a first come first serve order until the campus allocation has been exhausted NOTE FWS funds are limited and we are unable to award all interested students If you are not awarded FWS after receiving your award letter you may submit the FWS Request form to the Financial Aid Office when available Do not submit this form until you have received your financial aid award letter Hornet Career Connection User Guide pdf T he Leadership Initiative Student Employment Policies Guidelines pdf Finding a FWS Job FWS jobs are posted online through Career Connection beginning July 15 If you have been awarded FWS it is highly recommended that you use and follow the 6 Step Hiring Instructions to navigate through the hiring process If you did not receive an automatic offer for the FWS Program you may submit this form FWS Request Form If eligible and if there are funds available in the program we will offer you FWS Keep in mind that job placement depends on your skills and in some cases your availability to work certain hours An offer of FWS does not guarantee you a job If you do not find FWS employment within 90 days from the date of the offer it may be cancelled FWS Orientation Sessions The Financial Aid Office partners with Career Connection to provide orientation sessions for students interested in participating in the FWS program Orientation attendance is not mandatory but recommended if you are new to the program and are generally held in July Top Getting Paid With FWS The FWS award works differently than all other aid programs in that it is not disbursed to pay university debt like a Pell Grant or student loan but rather you earn the funds by working and the monies are disbursed to you in the form of a paycheck Every month your paycheck is deducted from your FWS award Both you and your supervisor are responsible for keeping track of your earnings and you should not exceed your FWS award amount Example Your FWS award is 3 000 and your first paycheck is 500 you now have 2 500 in FWS funds to earn for the academic year You do not receive the 3 000 award in addition to your paycheck Students are typically paid on the 15th of each month either through paper check or direct deposit Be sure to submit your timesheet to the Payroll Office on or before the 1st of each month to avoid delays Visit the Payroll Office for more details The FWS award on your award letter cannot be accepted until you have secured employment When we have received communication from your prospective employer we will accept the award on your behalf Once hired you are required to report to work on time and to perform the work duties as assigned by your supervisor The Student Employment Payroll Transaction

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  • Additional Services
    Self Service Guide Cost of Attendance What Affects Aid Award Notice Guide 2015 2016 Award Notice Guide 2014 2015 Award Notice Guide Dates Deadlines Types of Aid Scholarships Grants Loans Work Study Additional Services Policies Program Changes Disbursement Policy Repeat Coursework Rights Responsibilities SAP Withdrawal Policy Other Student Categories California Dream Act CCE College of Continuing Ed Summer Financial Aid Veteran Success Center Study Abroad International Exchange Programs FAQs Resources Communications Archive Strategic Goals and Assessment Vice President for Student Affairs Office Contact Us Lassen Hall Lobby 6000 J Street Sacramento CA 95819 6044 Phone 916 278 6554 Fax 916 278 6082 Click to Email Us Student Service Center Hours Office Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Phones Monday Friday 9 am 4 pm Drop In Counseling Hours Monday Friday 9 11 30 am 1 3 pm Scholarship Hours Monday Friday 9 11 30 am 1 3 pm Phone 916 278 6179 More information Follow Us Additional Services The Financial Aid Office offers additional services to students who under certain circumstances may need to have their file reviewed on a case by case basis For most services students may need to come in and speak with a Financial Aid Counselor

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