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- Sep 14, 2015

The Administration is taking steps to arm prospective students and families with better information on college costs and quality.

To view the full article, visit www.ed.gov/blog/2015/09/new-tools-to-help-students-make-informed-decisions-about-higher-education/.



- Aug 31, 2015

Today, as another step forward in implementing the Student Aid Bill of Rights directives, Federal Student Aid (FSA) released the recommendations from an interagency task force on best practices in performance based contracting to better ensure that servicers help borrowers make affordable monthly payments. 



- Aug 31, 2015

Have student loans? You’ve probably seen social media ads, received emails, or even opened a piece of mail from companies promising to reduce your monthly loan payments or cancel your loans.

But here’s the catch. These companies are doing something you can do yourself, but they’ll charge you a fee.



- Aug 24, 2015

Growing numbers of student loan borrowers are taking advantage of the Obama Administration’s efforts to ease the burden of student debt, according to figures released today by the U.S. Department of Education. Delinquency rates are down, too.
To read the full article, visit ed.gov.



- 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



- 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




- Sep 09, 2014

Texas A&M University is required to verify that the financial aid recipients are eligible for the financial aid that has been awarded and disbursed to them by confirming beginning attendance in all courses.

To view the full policy visit, Student Aid Eligibility and Documenting Beginning Attendance.




- Jun 23, 2014

College affordability is currently a hot topic at national levels and work has been done that affects repayment options. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to a group of college students at a Town Hall on June 8. See the video below for excerpts from the conversation.

If you have questions about repayment and impact of these plans on you, you can call our office or your loan servicer.

Highlights from the College Affordability Town Hall - June 8th, 2014 Highlights from the College Affordability Town Hall - June 8th, 2014


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