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 will be modified according to the
New Cal Grant
– 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 contact
the Student Placement Office, room U-222 to sign up for a job interview. The Student Placement Office will begin
making appointment on August 19th, 2013 and continue until September
9th, 2013. Bring a photocopy of this award letter when you visit the
Student Placement Office. If you do not
contact the Student Placement Office by September 9th, 2013, we will
assume that you have changed your mind and the FWS award will be cancelled and
presented to another student.
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 (for returning borrowers, please contact
our office or see our website for more information). 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 will be given a quiz. To
demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the Direct Loan Program, you
must pass the quiz or your Loan Request will not be processed. Loan amount will
be divided in two checks each semester. Late applicants may receive one
combined check for two disbursements. An
Exit Counseling is required before we disburse the second part of your loan.
Exit Counseling can also be done online at www.studentloans.gov. The Department of Education will notify us
upon your completion. Deadline to submit
all required documents for loan processing for fall 2013 is November 18th,
2013, and for spring 2014 is April 25th, 2014. 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.
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
or obtained at the financial aid office.
who went through the SAP Appeal process and got approved for an academic
program, must adhere to the program plan.
The financial aid award will be modified to reflect only the units
required for the approved academic program.
RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS AND OVERPAYMENT
Federal regulations require that a student
must pay back part or all of their financial aid received if a student
withdraws from all or part of their
classes before November 1st, 2013 for the fall 2013 semester and
April 11th, 2014 for the spring 2014 semester. Please make an appointment with a financial
aid advisor if you consider dropping all of 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) 564-6242.