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- Dec 14, 2017

Texas A&M University today announced a new scholarship program for incoming freshmen who have suffered hardship due to Hurricane Harvey. The Texas A&M Resilience Scholarship is the result of a 50/50 funding partnership between the Texas A&M Foundation and The Texas A&M Association of Former Students.

To view the full article, visit TAMU Today.

- Nov 28, 2017

Fall 2017 Work Study End Date for Graduating Students is December 13

Per governmental regulations, students may not earn work study funds past the last date of enrollment, which is Wednesday, December 13 for Fall 2017.  If the graduating student works thereafter, all of those earnings must be paid from departmental funds.  The Student Employment Office will communicate with departments after pay period 8 regarding work study students graduating in December who may require payroll corrections.  Please note: Work study students registered for the Spring 2018 term are not affected.  They can continue to be paid from work study funds for time worked between semesters.

Work Study Overtime

Beginning December 17, 2017, overtime earnings for student employees can no longer be paid from work study funds.  All overtime earnings incurred after December 17 will be paid with departmental funds only.


Student Employee Training for Transition to Workday

In preparation for the system-wide transition to Workday in December, the Student Employment Office strongly recommends that all student employees complete the following Workday training courses via TrainTraq prior to December 17th, 2017:

  1. 2113188: GA010 TAMUS Workday Core Concepts

  2. 2113189: GA020 Navigating Workday. 

Workday job aids for student employees can be found in the Workday Help module, accessible via your main Single Sign-On menu.  Supervisors, please remember that student employees should be paid for the time during which they complete any job-related training.

If you have further questions or need any clarification, please contact the Student Employment Office at workstudy@tamu.edu.

- Nov 27, 2017

Military Times today announced its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. In their eighth year, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.

Texas A&M remains ranked at #23 for the 2018 rankings. To view the full list visit the article, 218 schools make Military Times: Best Colleges 2018 rankings.

- Nov 14, 2017

Raising Awareness of Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

Student loan borrowers have reported receiving phone calls, texts, and other communications offering relief from their federal student loans or warning them that student loan forgiveness programs would end soon. Usually, the companies offering these types of services don't offer any relief at all.

Federal Student Aid (FSA) has taken several steps to raise awareness of such scams. We have posted descriptions of typical claims made by student loan debt relief companies, as well as tips on avoiding scams and getting help with loans for free, at StudentAid.gov/loanscams.

In addition to our Twitter Office Hours on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 5–6 p.m. ET, FSA is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to answer your questions about repaying student loans and how to avoid debt relief scam companies. You can submit questions by including the hashtag #AskFAFSA in your tweet. We will answer your questions on Wednesday during the live event. (Don't have Twitter? You can still watch the conversation live.)

Also, Thursday, Nov. 30 from 2–3 p.m. ET, Federal Student Aid and the FTC will be hosting a webinar titled "Avoiding Student Loan Scams." The webinar will focus on what action federal loan borrowers can take if contacted by debt relief companies. Sign up for the webinar today.

Visit StudentAid.gov/loanscams for information and for links to the webinar and Twitter Office Hours.

Financial Aid and the FAFSA Form Webinar

Do you have questions about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form? The November webinar will feature a question and answer format where you can submit questions that will be answered by our team during the event. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16 from 3–4 p.m. ET. Financial aid professionals, students, and parents are all invited to attend.

Registration fills up quickly so sign up today!

Looking for FAFSA Completion Initiative Ideas?

In the FSA Partner Spotlight, our featured partners share the creative ways they promote FAFSA completion. We are excited to showcase the great work they are doing to engage their students and parents in the FAFSA process.

Do you have a FAFSA initiative you would like to share? If your district, school, or organization is interested in being featured in the FSA Partner Spotlight, please contact fsapartners@ed.gov.

Check out the FSA Partner Spotlight https://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/outreach/fsa-partner-spotlight.jsp

Want to Receive Partner Email Updates From Federal Student Aid?

We consider financial aid administrators, school counselors, college access organization staff, and other mentors to be our partners in educating students about applying for and receiving federal student aid. Several times a year, we email our partners with updates about our products and services, reminders about upcoming professional development opportunities, tips for outreach to students, and more.

Sign up to receive our partner emails.

- Oct 17, 2017

The financial health of Americans has been headline material of late and the prognosis is grim–69 percent of Americans surveyed have less than $1,000 in savings, and 3 percent have nothing put away for emergencies, much less retirement. And when it comes to financial health after college, many young adults are ill-prepared to handle their burdens.

If your institution is not yet teaching financial literacy, there is no time like the present. There are many free or low-cost ways in which you can have a significant impact on your students’ financial well-being. Here are a few suggestions.

To view full article, visit https://www.ecampusnews.com/curriculum/teach-financial-literacy-college/

- Sep 27, 2017

The 2018–19 FAFSA launches on October 1, and you'll need an FSA ID to submit it online. If you haven't created one yet, here's how studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid

- Sep 27, 2017

Need to fill out the 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form but don’t know where to start? I’m here to help. Let’s walk through the process step by step. To view the full article visit, https://blog.ed.gov/2017/09/8-steps-to-filling-out-the-fafsa-form/?sf62842135=1.

- Sep 06, 2017

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates effective July 1, 2017 
Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loan for undergraduate students - 4.45%
Direct Unsubsidized Loan for graduate & professional students - 6%
Direct Plus & Grad Plus Loan for parents, graduate & professional students - 7%
Perkin Loan for undergraduates - 5%

- Aug 31, 2017

Due to Hurricane Harvey, mail to and from Bryan/College Station has been temporarily suspended. However, there are other mail service companies that are still delivering to our area. You can also upload requested documents via the portal and send documents via fax at (979) 847-9061.

Please be assured that we will make processing scholarships checks a top priority (in the order received) once mail commences.


- Jul 21, 2017

Texas A&M University is the only public college in Texas to appear in the 2018 Fiske Guide to Colleges, a listing which cites the best colleges that offer a superior education for the most affordable cost.

The guide grades schools for its best buy list based on academic programs and quality in relation to total cost. In short, the colleges listed are the best bargains for the money.

To view full article, visit today.tamu.edu/2017/07/18/texas-am-states-only-public-college-to-make-fiske-college-rankings-for-2018

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