Welcome to the Financial Aid Info-Session at Cosumnes River College. As you go through this presentation, you will gain a greater understanding of the financial aid policies, procedures, and timelines. File FAFSA Online Electronic File is downloaded for processing E-mail or Letter is sent to you Log on to “My CRC Aid”, download, print, and submit all required documents to our office File review and award process takes at least 6-8 weeks from the date you submit all required documents LRCCD OneCard is requested after you have completed your on-line Info Session for CRC Receive LRCCD OneCard in 7-10 business days after we request a card for you Activate your LRCCD OneCard Select one of the following options to receive your funds: 1. Open an OneAccount 2. Direct Deposit to your checking account 3. Paper Check 1 2 3 4 Additional documents are requested for your file if applicable Award Notification sent when file has been completed If you are eligible for financial aid, the college will disburse funds to Higher One within approximately 10 days from the date your award notification was sent to you Higher One processes funds via option you selected when you activated your LRCCD OneCard 5 6 7 8 Important facts about the Los Rios Gmail • Los Rios Community College District provides its students with an e-mail service called Gmail. • Financial Aid will contact you through this email (Gmail) address. • Note that although you may already have your own • Google or other Gmail accounts, the only way you will be able to receive official Los Rios messages are through your Los Rios Gmail account. Set up your Gmail account at: https://apps.losrios.edu 1. Check your status on-line at My CRC Aid. OR 2. Visit our Financial Aid Office with a valid government issued picture ID or Los Rios Student Access Card. We DO NOT release personal information or your file status over the phone. 1. 2. 3. 4. Go to www.crc.losrios.edu. Click on the “Support Services” heading. Scroll down and click on the “Financial Aid” subheading. Click on “My CRC Aid” logo or click the link located on the left side of the screen. OR 5. Under the login box, click on the “First Time User” link. 6. Enter student ID number without the W. 7. Follow directions to create security questions, answers, and a pin number. BOG Fee Waiver – waive enrollment fee charges for the entire academic year (Summer, Fall, and Spring). BOG applications are available online at: https://secure.cccapply.org/Applications/BOGW/BO G_Waiver_2015/apply.html?application_id=3549 You may also submit a paper BOG Fee Waiver application to our Financial Aid office. The BOG Fee Waiver must be completed every year during registration for the upcoming Summer and/ or Fall terms. BOG Fee Waivers are for California residents and AB540 students. BOG Fee Waivers does not require repayment. There are three ways to qualify for a BOG. For more information, please go to: http://www.losrios.edu/lrc/bog_eligibility.php If you have paid your enrollment fees and now qualify for a BOG, you must complete a Fee Refund Application with the Business Office (Casher Window)or apply for a refund through your eServices account before the last day of instruction for the semester in which you are requesting a refund. You are limited to 12 (fulltime) semesters of Pell Grant eligibility (subject to legislative changes). Plan your program of study accordingly to enable successful completion within this time frame. Students must complete their FAFSA and submit the GPA verification form to the California Student Aid Commission. There are 2 deadlines for applying for the Cal Grant; March 2nd and September 2nd. The September 2nd deadline is only for students enrolled at a community college. For more information about Cal Grants go to: http://www.calgrants.org/ If you are awarded a Cal Grant, our office will download your grant information from CA Student Aid Commission. We will verify your eligibility and award the Cal Grant when your financial aid file is completed and when the CA Budget is approved/passed. You must also meet the following requirements: Be Federally eligible Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program at CRC Have remaining unmet financial need Federal Work Study is a program that allows you to work on campus, gain experience and get paid for it. You can complete a request at the Financial Aid office after you have received your award notice. FWS is awarded on first come first serve basis until funds run out. You must also meet the following requirements: Be Federally eligible Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program at CRC Be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) Have remaining unmet financial need above and beyond grant eligibility Note: FWS students should obtain a copy of the FWS student handbook which is available at the CRC Financial Aid Website. Students who are under 22 years old and are or were in foster care after the age of 16 may inquire at the financial aid office about additional grants and other opportunities on campus. For information about the Chafee grant for current or former foster youth, please visit the following website: https://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/ Federal Direct Student Loans will be considered only after you have received an award notification and all grant eligibility has been determined. You must also meet the following requirements: Be Federally eligible Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program at CRC Be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) Have remaining unmet financial need above and beyond grant eligibility For steps to apply for a loan, click on the link below: http://www.crc.losrios.edu/Student_Services/Financial_Ai d/Apply_for_Loan.htm#stepstoapply Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is: Maintaining a minimum of 2.0 (college) Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and Completing 75% of units attempted Having not completed a degree, attempted 72 or more units , or attempted more than 150% of the units required for a certificate program. Depending on your academic performance, you will fall into one of two academic standings: • Good Standing: Maintaining SAP. You are eligible to receive financial aid at CRC. • Dismissed: Not maintaining SAP. You are not eligible to receive further financial aid at CRC. 1. Maintain Progress - Complete at least 75% of units attempted : Progress Percentage Calculation (Total Units With “W”, “I”, “F”, “NC” and “NP”) (Total Units Attempted) 100 Must Be 25% or less* * Subtract this unsuccessful completion rate from 100% for the successful completion rate . 2. Maintain Minimum of 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) = Grade “C” or Better : Grade Point Average Calculation (Total Grade Point Earned)____ (Total Units Attempted) 3. Must Be 2.00 or Better Pace – Meet maximum Time Period or Unit Total toward program completion : Completion of degree, certificate program or 150% of program length, whichever occurs first. Students who have been determined no longer eligible to receive aid due to unsatisfactory academic progress may be offered the opportunity to appeal. Your appeal must address the reasons for each incident/term in which you did not maintain satisfactory academic progress and your plan to meet SAP during the current and future semesters. • Students who have been determined no longer eligible because they have completed a degree (including a foreign degree), attempted 72 or more units, or have attempted more than 150% of the units required for a certificate program (attempted units include completed units from other colleges) may be offered the opportunity to appeal. • Students who have attempted 120 units are not eligible for financial aid at CRC and cannot submit an appeal (May apply for a BOG Fee Waiver Only, if eligible). If you are male, between the ages of 18 through 25 and living in the United States, you must register with Selective Service. You may register at any U.S. Post Office You may also register online at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx Men 26 and Older can no longer register with selective service. • You must complete a Selective Service Exemption Request form with CRC. • You will be asked to submit: • Documentation and/or a Status Information Letter from Selective Service For more information on men 26 and older, go to: http://www.sss.gov/Status.html Submit official transcripts for all other colleges attended outside the Los Rios Community College District to the CRC Admissions and Records Office. You must declare an eligible Educational Goal with the Admissions Office. An undecided Educational Goal is not eligible for financial aid. Some certificate programs offered at CRC are not eligible for financial aid. For a list of ineligible certificate programs go to: http://www.crc.losrios.edu/Documents/financialaid/Ineligible_Ce rtificates.pdf A B C D E Transfer to 4-Year after AA/AS Transfer to 4-Year w/o AA/AS Earn AA/AS Degree w/o Transfer Earn A Voc Degree w/o Transfer Earn A Vocational Certificate Students who enroll in a program of study after July 1, 2012 must have a: • High school diploma • GED • Passed High School Proficiency Exam * Students who are already enrolled under the ATB or 6 units college coursework provisions will retain eligibility. Processor for the U.S. Department of Education selects files for verification CRC Financial Aid Office may select a file for verification Files may be selected for verification at any time Repayment is required for any over awarded or ineligible portion of FA received as a result of the verification process Keep a current mailing and e-mail address at all times with the Admissions Office and the Financial Aid Office Any mailing or e-mail address discrepancies must be corrected Activate your Gmail account Financial Aid and Admissions Office Driver’s License/ID Social Security Card Immigration Cards/Papers (DHS) You cannot receive financial aid from two or more schools during the same time/period. If you have listed multiple schools on your FAFSA, you will want to make sure to contact the schools you will not be attending and close your file to prevent them from claiming the funds you will need at CRC. If you are paid at multiple schools you will be billed. Your account will be forwarded to the US Department of Education or a State Agency for collection. You must complete a Consortium Request Form if you want us to consider funding courses taken at another Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) campus (SCC, FLC, or ARC). You will not be automatically funded for courses taken outside of CRC. The following requirements must be met: The classes must be required for your educational program of study at CRC. The request form must be certified and signed by a CRC academic counselor. The request form must be submitted by the deadline listed for each term. You may complete the Consortium for waitlisted classes, however you will not be funded until you are enrolled in active units. • • • Disbursements are based on the number of units for which you are currently attending and/or completed with an earned letter grade. Late starting courses will not be funded until they have started. Waitlisted courses will not be funded. Fall and Spring Enrollment Status: Full-time status (FullX) Three -quarter time status (3/4X) Half-time status (1/2X) Less than half-time status (<1/2X) = = = = 12.00 or more units 9.00 — 11.99 units 6.00 — 8.99 units 0.01 — 5.99 units Example: Award Proration based on enrollment status for a semester. ENROLLMENT STATUS AWARD FOR SEMESTER 1-ST PAYMENT FULL - X $ 1000 $ 500 $ 500 3/ 4 - X $ 750 $ 500 $ 250 1/ 2 - X $ 500 $ 500 $ Unless otherwise noted, initial awards are based on full-time enrollment and will be adjusted to actual enrollment prior to the second disbursement. 2-ND PAYMENT 0 You may be eligible to receive a Pell Grant in the summer semester. Pell Grants are awarded based on your enrollment status in each semester of an academic year. Summer Enrollment Status Full-Time 6.0 or more units 3/4-Time 4.5 – 5.99 units 1/2-Time 3.0 – 4.49 units Less Than 1/2-Time Less Than 3.0 units A summer award depends on whether or not you were enrolled full-time or part-time in the fall and spring semesters. Example #1 Semester Fall Spring Summer Award Received Full-Time Full-Time Already Received Maximum Awards No Remaining Eligibility for Summer Example #2 Semester Fall Spring Summer Award Received Half-Time Three Quarter-Time May be Eligible for Summer if Enrolled • On the scheduled Recalculation Date for each term, your financial aid eligibility will be redetermined based on units you are enrolled as of that date. If you have reduced your enrollment, your award will be recalculated to determine what percentage you must pay back to the financial aid program(s). Award increases will likewise be calculated for enrollment increases, if applicable. • Courses added after the recalculation date will not be counted or increase your financial aid. Example: You received a 1/2X award and you dropped below 6 units as of the Recalculation Date. You will be required to repay an amount based on the following calculation: Pell Grant (1/2X award received) Pell Grant (less than 1/2X award) Repayment owed to Pell Grant $1000.00 - 350.00 $ 650.00 Completing the semester with only “F”, “W”, “I” “NC” and “NP” grades will be evaluated. You may be billed for the unearned portion of financial aid received. • We may require you to verify any information provided on the FAFSA to resolve conflicting information. • If we find that you failed to disclosed information, the processing of your file will be delayed until you submit the required documentation. • If you purposely give false or misleading information, while applying for financial aid, disciplinary action will be taken. • You are responsible for completing and submitting all information for your financial aid file by the published deadlines for each term. For a list of Financial Aid Deadlines, go to: http://www.crc.losrios.edu/Student_Services/Financial_Ai d/Important_Dates_and_Deadlines.htm Cosumnes River College has a variety of support services available to assist students with career decision-making, problem resolution, and goal achievement. We encourage you to visit the following website for more information on programs and services that are available to assist you as you pursue your academic goals. http://crc.losrios.edu/Student_Serv ices.htm Here is a list of a few of the many programs and services offered at CRC: Assessment Counseling Labs (Computer, Accounting, Reading/Writing Center) DSPS EOPS/CARE MESA Transfer Services Tutoring Center Veterans Services Instructions: • Log on to “My CRC Aid”, provide the date you completed the Info-Session under the “Apply On-line” tab. Make sure to use the mm/dd/yyyy format. • Click the “Submit” button after you have entered the date. • Completing the Info-Session serves as your intent to receive Financial Aid from Cosumnes River College. You agree to follow the CRC financial aid polices, procedures, and timelines. You also acknowledge and understand your responsibilities as a CRC financial aid student.
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