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- Mar 23, 2017

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. However, at this time, the IRS anticipates the online data tool will be unavailable for several weeks.

To view the full article, visit https://www.irs.gov/uac/internal-revenue-service-irs-and-u-s-department-of-education-office-of-federal-student-aid-fsa-statement%E2%80%8E-about-the-irs-data-retrieval-tool-drt.

- Feb 27, 2017

Be wary of emails and advertisements for jobs that seem too good to be true, especially if they require you to deposit checks or send money. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a PSA regarding fraudulent job offers. The Student Employment Office urge you to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment.

- Feb 17, 2017

View the Scholarships & Financial Aid presentation "Financial Solutions for all Students" presented at Aggieland Saturday 2017.

- Jan 27, 2017

The easiest way to afford travel is to have some kind of trust fund or rich parents… but what about us regular folks? Well, then it gets a little tougher. The key, unsurprisingly, is finding smart ways to budget your money and cut back on spending.

To view full article, visit thesavvybackpacker.com/how-to-save-money-to-travel

- Jan 27, 2017

If you’re interested in the best student loan repayment benefits, you’ll want to have Direct Loans. If you borrowed any federal student loans before July 2010, there’s a good chance that some or all of your federal student loans are not Direct Loans. But that doesn’t mean you can’t qualify for the best repayment benefits—you can. All you’ll need to do is consolidate.

To view full article, visit blog.ed.gov/2016/02/learn-the-secret-to-expanding-your-student-loan-repayment-benefits

- Jan 27, 2017

Exciting news! Want to compare student loan repayment plans, apply for a lower payment or consolidate your loans? You can now do it all on your mobile device.

To view full site, visit studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan

- Jan 27, 2017

When it comes to repaying your federal student loan, there’s a lot to consider. Understanding the details of repayment can save you time and money. Find out when repayment starts, how to make your payment, repayment plan options, what to do if you have trouble making payments, and more!

To view full article, visit studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans

- Dec 01, 2016

Need to fill out the FAFSA® 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, http://blog.ed.gov/2016/09/8-steps-filling-fafsa/?utm_content=sf50869259&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_campaign=Federal&sf50869259=1.

- Dec 01, 2016

Although a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the student’s responsibility, parents take a large role in the process when a student is determined to be dependent. If you’re getting ready to help your child apply for federal student aid on the 2016–17 FAFSA, here’s what you should be doing over the next few months...

To view the full article visit, http://blog.ed.gov/2015/12/parents-guide-completing-fafsa/

- Dec 01, 2016

As you are registering for classes please note that Federal Regulations require only coursework that counts toward your degree be used in determining your hours of enrollment for financial aid purposes. Courses taken that do not count towards your degree may require an adjustment to your cost of attendance and financial aid awards.

For example:
  • If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and enrolled in 12 hours and only 9 hours of the 12 hours are required for your degree, you will receive your Federal Pell Grant based on 9 hours. Your Federal Pell Grant payment will be reduced based on courses that apply to your degree program.
  • Federal Direct Loans for undergraduates require 6 hours of enrollment. If you are enrolled in 12 hours and only 3 hours of the 12 are required for your degree, you cannot receive a Federal Direct Loan.
See this link for a list of funds and their enrollment requirements.

Students in degree seeking programs are responsible for working with their advisors to ensure courses are degree applicable. Students may run a degree evaluation in the Howdy portal under the Degree Evaluations channel using the View Degree Evaluation link. A tutorial on degree evaluations can be found on the My Record tab. In order for minor coursework to be considered, you must have declared your minor with your academic advisor. Declared minors will appear in your degree evaluation.

Colleges and departments are responsible for guiding students through the degree evaluation process and should be the first point of contact with questions regarding course use in programs. Questions regarding courses counting towards your intended degree should be directed to your academic advisor. 

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