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  • Types of Aid | Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | San Jose State University
    Students Scholarship Resources Private Scholarship Notices Reasons Spartan Scholarship Tips on Applying CSU Systemwide Scholarships F A Resources Links Resources SJSU Home Financial Aid and Scholarship Office Types of Aid Types of Aid MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Financial Aid Scholarship Office Federal Work Study Grants Types of Aid Loans California Dream Act AB540 Middle Class Scholarship MCS Grants Grants vary in eligibility criteria and award amounts Federal and state grants are funds that do not require repayment Loans Four federally regulated loan programs are available to students in financing their education Loans are funds that must be repaid Federal Work Study Work Study is a great way to help pay for your educational expenses The Federal Work Study Program gives you the opportunity to work part time while going to school California Dream Act The California Dream Act of 2011 allows students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance programs Middle Class Scholarship MCS May be awarded to students with family income of up to 150 000 Award Sequence It is the policy of the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to first award all grant or scholarship aid for which a student may be eligible If a student still has an unmet need or the student is not eligible for any grants or scholarships either loans or Work Study or a combination thereof will be awarded according to the student s preference as indicated on the FAFSA If a student is not eligible for any federal or state aid including subsidized loans or work study the student may apply for a Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Additionally parents of dependent students may apply for a Federal Direct Plus Parent Loan Awards are contingent upon funding availability

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/faso/Types_AID/ (2016-02-13)
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  • California Dream Act (AB540) | Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | San Jose State University
    start of the term for example passed the GED or California High School Proficiency exam AND A student who is without lawful immigration status must file an AB540 Affidavit California Non Resident Tuition Exemption Request form with the Registrar s Office stating that he or she has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so Complete and submit the affidavit to the Registrar s Office Males between the ages of 18 25 are required to be registered with Selective Service Forms are available at any U S post office AB540 Affidavit Students must complete and submit the AB540 Affidavit California Non Resident Tuition Exemption Request form in order to begin the review of eligibility The form is submitted to the Office of the Registrar Students should also routinely view their MySJSU for any additional paperwork needed to complete their application What assistance is available to AB540 students AB130 Scholarships AB130 allows students who qualify under AB540 to apply for non state funded scholarships This law took effect on January 1 2012 Visit the scholarship web page for more information on scholarships available to students AB131 Grants AB 131 allows students who qualify under the AB540 to apply for and receive state funded financial aid such as institutional grants community college fee waivers Cal Grant and Chafee Grant At San Jose State University the grants that a student could be eligible for are the State University Grant SUG and the Graduate Professional Business Grant This law took effect on January 1 2013 As such eligible AB540 students at SJSU who complete the Dream Application will be considered for funding How do I apply Use the Dream Act Application to apply for the programs

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/faso/Types_AID/californiadreamactof2011/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Forms | Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | San Jose State University
    and submit this form once you have been awarded financial aid to notify the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office of changes to your enrollment status This form MUST be completed every academic year and MUST be submitted in person or sent by US postal service Federal Direct PLUS Parent Loan Once a student has been awarded financial aid parents of dependent students who wish to borrow a PLUS loan must complete and submit the Direct PLUS Parent Loan application The application is found on the Federal Direct PLUS Parent Loan webpage Federal Direct GRAD PLUS Loan Graduate students who wish to borrow a Grad PLUS loan will need to complete and submit the application once they have been awarded and exhausted all Unsubsidized loan limit The application is found on the Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan webpage Student Authorization to Release Information form 2015 16 pdf In compliance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 FERPA the Student Authorization to Release Information form authorizes SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to discuss and or release financial aid information to the person s students designate on the form The form MUST be completed every academic year and MUST be submitted in person Students will be asked to show a valid ID when submitting this form Review of Extraordinary Expenses pdf This form is used to request a review of extraordinary expenses which were not reflected on your 2015 16 financial aid application FAFSA GRE Fee Reduction Certificate ETS offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates Complete the GRE Fee Reduction Form pdf for review of eligibility Academic Progress Petitions The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is required to monitor academic progress for all students who apply for aid per Federal and State regulations Click on

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/faso/Forms/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Policies | Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | San Jose State University
    Notices Reasons Spartan Scholarship Tips on Applying CSU Systemwide Scholarships F A Resources Links Resources SJSU Home Financial Aid and Scholarship Office Policies Policies MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Financial Aid Scholarship Office Rights Responsibilities Academic Progress Disbursement Policy Drug Law Violations and Consequences Student Loan Code of Conduct Withdrawal Student Rights and Responsibilities Academic Progress Disbursement Policy Drug Law Violations and Consequences Repeated

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  • Student Rights & Responsibilities | Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | San Jose State University
    Responsibilities MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Policies Rights Responsibilities Academic Progress Disbursement Policy Drug Law Violations and Consequences Student Loan Code of Conduct Withdrawal Your Responsibilities You must report any changes to your financial situation of additional financial resources such as teaching assistantships scholarships stipends and alternative loans report changes in your enrollment status be designated by the SJSU Office of Admissions as accepted into a SJSU course of study leading to a degree credential or certificate maintain enrollment in a minimum number of units at SJSU maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by SJSU keep your mailing address email address and telephone number up to date through the Office of the Registrar and your web portal and tell us if you do not plan to attend SJSU during fall and or spring semesters Your Rights You may request a re evaluation of any decision concerning your financial aid award notify the SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office in writing about unusual circumstances not reported on the initial Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA that you feel might affect your eligibility review your financial aid records request that the SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office correct any records that you believe are inaccurate decline any part or all of the financial aid award including Direct Loan cancel all or a portion of your Direct Loan disbursement have the Direct Loan proceeds returned to the holder of the loan be notified by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office through MySJSU about your eligibility for financial and and be informed through MySJSU of any changes made to your financial aid award Your Privacy Federal privacy laws protecting your educational records prohibit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office from disclosing your financial aid information without your

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  • Academic Progress Policies | Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | San Jose State University
    financial aid is for 60 units Transfer units are also counted in total whether or not SJSU has accepted those units toward the degree and whether or not financial aid was received for those units To avoid problems with your eligibility expiring before you graduate take classes that meet your general education requirements or are required for your major Units Required to Receive Aid Students are required to be enrolled at least half time in order to receive financial aid The original award is based on full time enrollment The following chart breaks down the number of units required to receive financial aid Undergraduate 2nd B A Credential Graduate Full Time 12 and over 12 12 8 Three Quarter Time 9 11 9 11 9 11 NA Half Time 6 8 6 8 6 8 4 7 Enrollment will be checked after the add drop period has ended If units are dropped without approval a portion or in some cases all financial aid must be repaid A charge will be placed on the student s account and is due and payable by the student The number of units needed to receive financial aid can be reduced in special circumstances Students who have good reasons for not being full time such as illness or upcoming graduation can petition the Appeals Committee to receive financial aid with fewer units Submit the Student Information Update form for review by the Committee If approved financial aid may be reduced proportionately All students must be enrolled at least half time 6 units undergraduate credential 2 nd BA 4 units 200 level equivalency for graduate to receive financial aid including loans regardless of their situation Passable Grades A student must earn a minimum number of credit hours each semester to complete requirements towards graduation The following shall be considered as credits completed A through D grades The following shall not be considered as credits completed F W or WU Withdrawal I or IC Incomplete may be counted after the I or P is changed to another letter grade Audit No credit NC No credit Warning Messages Students who are close to exceeding their maximum number of units 90 units for an Undergraduates and 50 units for Graduate students a warning message is sent explaining to the student that they are close to exhausting their financial aid and to meet with their academic advisor Academic Disqualification To regain eligibility for financial aid students must submit a petition to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee after they have been officially reinstated and readmitted to the university Repeated Coursework Classes that are repeated for grade improvement will count towards total units attempted Students are advised to consult with a Financial Aid Counselor to determine if financial aid eligibility will be affected if a course must be repeated Federal regulations limit the number of times students can receive financial aid federal and state for repeated coursework Petition and Appeal Process If a student fails to complete 75 of their cumulative attempted

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  • Drug Law Violations and Consequences | Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | San Jose State University
    Withdrawal Scholarships FAQ Scholarships International Students Scholarship Resources Private Scholarship Notices Reasons Spartan Scholarship Tips on Applying CSU Systemwide Scholarships F A Resources Links Resources SJSU Home Financial Aid and Scholarship Office Policies Drug Law Violations and Consequences Drug Law Violations and Consequences MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Facebook Twitter Navigate BACK to Policies Rights Responsibilities Academic Progress Disbursement Policy Drug Law Violations and Consequences Student Loan Code of Conduct Withdrawal A federal or state drug conviction for possession sale or conspiring to sell illegal drugs can affect your eligibility to receive federal student financial aid including loans grants and work study If the offense occurs while you are receiving federal student financial aid you will lose eligibility for federal student aid for a certain time period depending on the conviction and whether you have previous convictions Conviction for Possession of Illegal Drugs For possession of illegal drugs you are not eligible for financial aid for one year from the date of conviction for a first offense for two years from the date of conviction for a second offense for an indefinite period if convicted of two or more offenses Conviction for Sale of Illegal Drugs For sale of illegal drugs you are not eligible for financial aid for two years from the date of conviction for a first offense for an indefinite period if convicted of two or more offenses Conviction for Possession and Sale of Illegal Drugs If convicted of both possessing and selling drugs you will be ineligible for the longer of the time periods previously indicated Convictions That Do Not Count Unless tried as an adult convictions received while a juvenile are not considered nor are convictions that are reversed set aside or removed from your record How to Regain Eligibility You may regain eligibility

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  • Withdrawals | Financial Aid and Scholarship Office | San Jose State University
    for information on the Instructions Policies and Procedures for the withdrawal process In accordance with a federal formula the Financial Aid Scholarship Office must pro rate financial aid eligibility for students who Withdraw from all of their classes within the first 60 of the semester and had federal and or state aid applied to their student account from any financial aid program Pro Rata Calculation Dates Refunds Pro Rata Charges Fall Date Spring Date Summer Date Financial aid awards are originally awarded for one semester or 15 weeks of enrollment Students who withdraw have their financial aid recalculated based on the actual number of days attended The exact amount of financial aid earned is determined by a federal formula and calculated on a pro rata basis You may be required to repay part or all of the money you received when you withdrew from classes The amount to be repaid if any is determined according to your withdrawal date If you owe SJSU a refund you will be notified in writing and will be required to contact the Bursar s Office for payment arrangement If you are eligible for a tuition or housing fee refund due to your withdrawal all or part of the refund will be used to repay financial aid before it is released to you You may owe additional amounts as well which you must repay In some cases if you are eligible for additional funds due to your withdrawal we will notify you of your rights and options You will not be eligible for any future federal or state financial aid until the balance due is paid in full and you will not be allowed to enroll in any upcoming semesters or have access to campus services i e transcripts library services etc You will also

    Original URL path: http://www.sjsu.edu/faso/Policies/Withdrawal/ (2016-02-13)
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