Award funds offered in your award letter are tentative. Certain funds require additional processing
steps before disbursement. It is your
responsibility to complete the process to ensure funds can be confirmed and
disbursed to you.
All awards - Your academic transcripts from all prior
colleges/universities, in the U.S. and/or foreign countries, must be submitted
to the Admissions’ office. Notify Santa Ana College’s financial aid
office upon submitting your transcripts to the Admissions office so the
financial aid office can request Admissions’ office to evaluate your
transcripts. Your Satisfactory Academic Progress will be recalculated after the
transcript evaluation, and you award may be modified according to the
New Cal Grant Entitlement – You must confirm
your high school diploma status with the California Student Aid Commission
(CSAC) if you haven’t already done so.
You can do this online at https://my grantinfo.csac.ca.gov or at www.webgrants4students.org. CSAC will notify us of your confirmation.
Federal work-study – You must go to the Student Placement Office, room
U-222 to schedule an appointment for a job interview. The Student
Placement Office staff will begin scheduling appointments on August 21st, 2014
and continue thru September 11th, 2014. Bring a copy of this award
letter when you visit the Student Placement Office. If you do not contact
the Student Placement Office by September 11th, 2014, we will assume
that you have changed your mind and the FWS award will be cancelled and
presented to another student. You must maintain at least half-time (6 approved
units) financial aid status to be eligible for the Federal Work-Study program.
Direct Loans –If you want to
borrow a Student loan, you must pick up a loan packet and sign up for a loan
workshop at the financial aid office. Before coming to the workshop, you
must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and the Student Loan Entrance
Counseling on-line at www.studentloans.gov.
Your electronic MPN and Entrance Counseling must be on file in the financial
aid system before your student loan(s) can be originated and disbursed.
At the workshop, you will learn about your Right and Responsibilities, SAC
Direct Loan program Policy and Procedures, and you will be given a test.
To demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the Direct Loan Program, you
must pass the test or your Loan Request will not be processed. A Student Loan
Exit Counseling is required and must be completed after your last loan
disbursement or before the current academic year ends. If you don’t complete
your Student Loan Exit Counseling, then a HOLD will be placed on your student
record. Exit Counseling can be done online at www.studentloans.gov.
Deadline to submit all required documents for loan processing for fall 2014 is
November 20th, 2014, and for spring 2015 is May 14th,
2015. If we do not receive all required documents for loan processing by
the deadlines, we will assume that you have changed your mind and your Direct
Loan Request will be cancelled. You must maintain at least half-time (6
approved units) financial aid status to be eligible for the Direct Loan
NO PELL GRANT AWARD
If your award does not include a Pell Grant,
you may either:
Have a high EFC that
does not qualify you for a Pell Grant award
Have a Bachelor’s
degree that does not qualify you for a Pell Grant award
Have exceeded the 600
percent lifetime used of Pell Grant according to the new Federal Law
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) POLICY
is required by federal regulations to establish a Satisfactory Academic
who do not meet the minimum SAP standards will lose their eligibility for
financial aid. The complete SAP policy can be found on the financial aid page
Deadline to appeal for fall 2014 is November 21st, 2014, and for
spring 2015 is May 15th, 2015.
who went through the SAP Appeal process and was approved for an academic
program, must adhere to the Educational Plan developed for that program. The financial aid award may be modified to
reflect only the units required for that program.
RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS AND OVERPAYMENT
Federal regulations require that a student
must pay back part or all of their financial aid disbursement if a student
withdraws from all or part of their
classes before October 31st, 2014 of the fall 2014 semester and
April 24th, 2015 of the spring 2015 semester. Please make an appointment with a financial
aid advisor if you consider dropping your classes.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION
The Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provide students certain rights regarding their
educational records, including information on the student’s financial aid
application. As a rule, the RSCCD
Financial Aid Offices cannot release information to anyone other than the
student. If you want RSCCD to release information to someone else, please
visit our Financial Aid Office and request a Student Authorization Release
Form. You must present your Student ID, current California ID, or California
Driver’s License to make this request.
If you have any
questions, please contact the Santa Ana College Financial Aid Office at (714)