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- May 26, 2015

As a part of the Obama Administration's commitment to protect student loan borrowers, the U.S. Department of Education conducted thorough reviews of the four major federal student loan servicers to ensure that the companies followed federal law when it comes to loan interest rates for active-duty servicemembers.

To view the full article, visit ed.gov/news.



- May 08, 2015

Starting May 10, 2015, the Federal Student Aid PIN will be replaced with the FSA ID. The new FSA ID consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites. Once FSA ID has been implemented, you will be directed to create your username and password.



- May 08, 2015

If you’re a student wanting to earn extra cash or gain real-world experience to bolster your resume, finding a job is an obvious priority. While your inclination may be to find a job off campus at a local business, consider working on campus instead for immeasurable benefits.

To view the full article, visit college.usatoday.com



- Apr 30, 2015

Financial Aid will be awarded based on the schedule below.
  • Early May -College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing
  • Early May– All Students Enrolled for Summer (1415 FAFSA required and based on summer enrollment)
  • Late May– Continuing Undergraduates and Graduates (all disciplines), New Graduates, 1st – 3rd year Veterinary Medicine
  • Late June– Continuing Law
Remember to check your financial aid portal for any missing documents that might delay awarding. See maintaining eligibility at financialaid.tamu.edu for your required hour definition (enrollment status).

 



- Apr 27, 2015

There are countless ads online from companies offering to help you manage your student loan debt…for a fee, of course. But, did you know that you can get help with your student loans for free?

To view the full article, visit tx.ag/freehelp.



- Apr 27, 2015

Understanding the repayment process for your federal student loans can go a long way toward building a solid financial foundation.

Remember, federal student loans are real loans, just like car loans or mortgages. You must repay a student loan even if your financial circumstances become difficult. Your student loans cannot be canceled because you didn’t get the education or job you expected, or because you didn’t complete your education (unless you couldn’t complete your education because your school closed).

To view the full article, visit studentaid.ed.gov.



- Apr 07, 2015

Financial Aid awards for Summer 2015 are based on a complete 2014-2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) and registered hours. Most aid requires half time enrollment.  The summer supplement is optional but highly recommended. This form is where you report outside scholarships and resources. This form will be available mid April.  
 
Remember to check your financial aid portal for any missing documents that might delay awarding.
 
See maintaining eligibility at financialaid.tamu.edu for your required hour definition (enrollment status). 



- Feb 23, 2015

View the article 7 Common FAFSA Mistakes at Homeroom, The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education.



- Feb 18, 2015

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. In 2008 the foundation established the Tillman Military Scholars program to support educational opportunities for service members and military families by bridging the financial gaps left by the post-9/11 G.I. Bill.  Two Texas A&M students were named Tilman Military Scholars. For more on this story visit today.tamu.edu/2015/02/17/two-texas-am-students-named-tillman-military-scholars/



- Dec 05, 2014

Scholarships & Financial Aid has worked with EIS and ITS to create the mechanism to facilitate documenting student last date of attendance at an academically-related activity. Federal student aid regulations require the University to calculate financial aid earned by students with non-passing grades (F-Failing, U- Unsatisfactory, or I-Incomplete). Based on information obtained from course instructors, adjustments to or cancellation of financial aid awards may be necessary. This requirement applies to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students alike.

After grade submission whether through Howdy or eCampus, a link will be available within the Howdy Roster view (grade submission page) to select one of three Last Date of Attendance (LDA) options for students assigned non-passing grades (F, I, U):

  • Attended entire semester
  • Never attended/no attendance documented
  • Last date of attendance known (fill in date)

See Last Date of Attendance Entry via Howdy for step-by-step instructions



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