1 Slide 1: Online Financial Aid Orientatin Pima Cmmunity Cllege Financial Aid Office Welcme t Pima Cmmunity Cllege and thank yu fr cmpleting the nline Financial Aid Orientatin.
2 Slide 2: Orientatin Assessment Instructins In additin t reading the infrmatin prvided t yu thrugh this Orientatin, yu are required t dwnlad the Financial Aid Orientatin study guide t view the questins fr the quiz. Submit yur answers thrugh yur MyPima Financial Aid tab: Click n Financial Aid Award, select and click n Resurces/Additinal Infrmatin tab. Yu will be asked t select the crrect sequence f answers t the Study Guide. Our ffice will nt accept a printed cpy f the cmpleted Study Guide t satisfy yur Financial Aid Orientatin requirement. If yu d nt prvide the crrect answers t all f the questins, yur Financial Aid Orientatin requirement will nt be satisfied. Yu will be required t attend an in-persn sessin. Upn successful receipt f yur quiz, yur Financial Aid Orientatin requirement n yur MyPima will be satisfied within 24 business hurs. Fr a listing f the in-persn Financial Aid Orientatins, yu may view a schedule at select Financial Aid Wrkshps. The infrmatin prvided t yu in the Orientatin is t infrm yu f the financial aid prcess at Pima Cmmunity Cllege. Yu must receive 100 percent n the nline Orientatin Assessment fr yur requirement t be satisfied. Failure t scre 100 percent will require yu t attend an Orientatin in persn. Dwnlad the Financial Aid Orientatin Study guide frm ur website at t view the questins fr the assessment. D nt submit the Study Guide t ur ffice. Yu must submit yur answers nline thrugh yur MyPima accunt.
3 Slide 3: What is the Financial Aid Prcess? Yu are here tday because Pima wants t infrm yu (students) f plicy and regulatry changes Review yur rights and respnsibilities as a financial aid recipient Explre MyPima and ther resurces Check yur MyPima accunt regularly fr updates. Yu are being asked t cmplete this rientatin because we received an electrnic FAFSA fr yu indicating yur request fr Financial Aid (FA) at Pima Cmmunity Cllege (PCC). During this rientatin, yu will see hw t review all infrmatin regarding Financial Aid and cmmunicatins frm ur ffice thrugh yur MyPima accunt. This rientatin als highlights changes in the year. PCC students are required t cmplete this Orientatin each year t learn abut the changes and hw these changes impact eligibility.
4 Slide 4: Where d I start? Image f MyPima hme tab cntent with red circle arund the Financial Aid tab. T lg n t yur MyPima accunt, g t and, at the tp f the page t the right f the Pima Cmmunity Cllege lg, click the MyPima bx. Fr technical assistance call Once yu are successfully lgged in yu will see the varius links. We will fcus n the Financial Aid tab.
5 Slide 5: What is my Financial Aid Status? GREEN check mark means yu have fulfilled that requirement RED flag means yu need t take actin n that requirement. Image f Financial Aid tab with red circles arund red flags and green checkmarks in Financial Aid Requirements channel in the center clumn f the page. Anther red circle is arund the academic year link in the My Financial Aid Messages channel in the right clumn f the screen. It is imprtant yu lg in regularly t check the status f yur Financial Aid. The requirements bx indicates if there are actins needed n yur part by shwing flags. If additinal items/dcuments are needed, the flag will indicate what these items are. If the item is hyperlinked, yu can click the requirement t view instructins, access the necessary frm r ther actins. Clicking n the My Financial Aid Messages hyperlink fr the year will give mre detailed infrmatin regarding yur utstanding requirements and Financial Aid infrmatin. The staff als can send yu specific infrmatin n what yu may need t address in any persnal statements etc. Once a requirement is fulfilled, the flag will change t a check mark. It is very imprtant fr yu t check back regularly while we prcess yur infrmatin. Be sure t check the messages bx t, as nce we have cmpleted yur file and yur award is ready fr review, a message will pst in the My Financial Aid Messages bx.
6 Slide 6: Hw can I expedite prcessing? Over half f students are selected fr verificatin every year, which may delay yur financial aid The preferred methd f satisfying the verificatin requirement is fr students/parents t use the IRS data retrieval tl (n changes t transferred data) Sme students and/r parent, whether tax filers r nt, will be required t submit IRS tax transcripts: 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript r IRS Nn-filing verificatin 2013 W-2 frms (Nn-tax filers nly) Verificatin Wrksheet Nte: Check red flags fr actual requirements. Different requirements may apply t different students. Check requirement text fr instructins n requesting IRS dcuments. Fr faster prcessing, all applicants are strngly encuraged t cmplete their FAFSA with the IRS data retrieval tl. This tl allws yu t transfer yur 2013 tax year infrmatin directly frm the IRS. If yu are selected fr verificatin, the IRS data retrieval tl may minimize the amunt f dcumentatin needed t satisfy yur verificatin requirement. If yu are selected and d nt use the IRS data retrieval tl, yu may be asked t submit an IRS tax return transcript, and the verificatin wrksheet. A signed cpy f the tax return is nt acceptable per Department f Educatin regulatins. T knw if yu are asked t submit an IRS tax return transcript, check yur MyPima, Financial Aid tab. If yu are cnsidered t be a nn-tax filer, yu may be required t submit IRS nn-filing verificatin t ur ffice and W2 s if yu wrked fr regular wages. T btain a cpy f yur IRS tax return transcript, please lg n t the IRS website at under Tls, select Order a Return r Accunt Transcript. Yu als may cntact the IRS directly at
7 Slide 7: Hw can I request a tax return transcript? Yu may request a tax transcript nline at It will be an electrnic PDF and yu may receive it the same day. The IRS will nt send this t a third party, fr example yur schl. Yu may request thrugh the IRS2GO Mbile App at It will be a paper transcript that will be mailed yu. It takes apprximately 5 t 10 days. The IRS will nt send this t a third party. Yu may request thrugh telephne at It will be a paper transcript that will be mailed t yu. It takes apprximately 5 t 10 days. The IRS will nt send this t a third party. Yu may request using the IRS frm 4506T-EZ at It will be a paper transcript that will be mailed t yu. It takes apprximately 5 t 10 days. The IRS will send this t a third party. Tax return transcript r nn-filing verificatin can be retrieved frm the IRS by utilizing ne f the methds listed abve. Yu can n lnger cmplete this transactin at a lcal IRS tax assistance center.
8 Slide 8: Where is my financial aid award? Image f MyPima Financial Aid tab highlighting the fllwing areas: 1 nly green check marks are shwing in Financial Aid Requirements channel (tp f center clumn); 2 red circle arund the link in the My Financial Aid Messages Sectin (tp f right clumn); 3 red circle arund the Financial Aid Awards channel (which is immediately belw the Financial Aid Requirements channel). Once yu see all check marks, and receive a message indicating yur award is cmplete. It is time fr yu t review yur Financial Aid award. 1. Check and verify yu have all check marks. 2. Yu will receive a message frm ur ffice cnfirming yur file is cmplete. The message will be visible in the My Financial Aid Messages sectin. 3. Yu may view yur financial aid award.
9 Slide 9: Selecting Award Year Image f MyPima Financial Aid Awards t Select the Aid Year. Select Aid Year Ntes Select the apprpriate award year by using the drp-dwn menu and clicking submit.
10 Slide 10: Terms and Cnditins Image f the Terms and Cnditins tab which is furth f six tabs frm left-t-right acrss the tp f the page. After yur eligibility is determined, yur aid will be awarded. Click the Terms and Cnditins tab. Yu must review and accept the terms and cnditins befre yu can receive any funding. If this screen is blank, yur financial aid award is nt ready. Please refer back t the requirements bx and als review yur messages. Yu will receive a message frm ur ffice advising yu that yur file is cmplete.
11 Slide 11: Award Infrmatin The determining factr in mst aid eligibility is financial need Financial need is determined by calculating the difference between yur Cst f Attendance (COA) and yur Expected Family Cntributin (EFC).
12 Slide 12: Cst f Attendance Cmpnents f COA: Tuitin and Fees Bks Rm and Bard Transprtatin Expenses Persnal Expenses Lan Fees In calculating yur Financial Aid award, we will determine yur cst f attendance. Factrs such as specific prgrams and the number f credits yu are enrlled in will determine yur specific cst f attendance. The cmpnents f yur cst f attendance are listed abve.
13 Slide 13: Expected Family Cntributin Cmmnly knwn as EFC, it is calculated based n infrmatin reprted n yur FAFSA. EFC is what the gvernment estimates that yu and yur family can cntribute t yur cst f attending cllege. EFC is subtracted frm yur COA t determine financial need. Used t determine the amunts and types f aid yu may be eligible t receive. Part f yur Financial Aid award is determined based n infrmatin yu prvide n yur FAFSA. When yu cmplete and submit yur FAFSA, yu will be tld yur Expected Family Cntributin (EFC). This number is prvided t yu and the schls frm the Department f Educatin. It is based n yur FAFSA infrmatin and estimates what yu and/r yur family can cntribute tward yur cllege csts. The lwer the number, the mre assistance yu may qualify fr in awards. The EFC number is then subtracted frm yur cst f attendance (see previus slides) t determine yur financial need and help us determine yur financial aid awards.
14 Slide 14: Financial Need Calculatin Image f MyPima screen titled Award Package by Aid Year. The secnd tab frm the left Award Overview is selected. The left clumn, titled Need Calculatin, has the secnd item Estimated Family Cntributin circled in red. The right clumn is titled Cst f Attendance and is circled in red. Select the award verview bx and n the right side yu will see yur Cst f Attendance and the cmpnents yu saw n the previus slides. On the left side, yu can see yur Expected Family Cntributin (EFC) as determined by yur FAFSA infrmatin.
15 Slide 15: Types f Financial Aid Pell Grant Autmatic cnsideratin Directly related t EFC Lwer EFC = higher Pell grant eligibility EFC f = Max Pell eligibility $5,730 EFC f 5157 and belw = limited eligibility EFC f 5158 and abve = Nt eligible Subject t 600 percent lifetime eligibility 6 full-time academic years r 12 full-time semesters Retractive We first will determine yur eligibility fr the Pell Grant. When yu cmplete yur FAFSA and are given an Expected Family Cntributin (EFC), we then autmatically determine yur eligibility fr the Pell Grant. The lwer yur EFC number, the greater amunt f Pell Grant fr which yu are eligible. An EFC f zer wuld make yu eligible fr the maximum Pell Grant amunt f $5,730. The higher the EFC number, the lwer the amunt f Pell Grant fr which yu are eligible. An EFC f 5158 r abve wuld mean yu aren t eligible fr a Pell Grant. The amunt f Pell Grant yu will receive per aid year als will be dependent n yur enrllment. Fr example, if yu are enrlled in the fall and spring semesters at full-time enrllment f 12 credit hurs r mre, then yu may be eligible fr the maximum amunt f $5,730. All Federal Pell Grant recipients are eligible t receive 12 full-time semesters r 600 percent, and the calculatin is retractive t include all prir years f receiving Pell Grant.
16 Slide 16: Financial Aid Histry nslds.ed.gv Image f cmputer screen frm Financial Aid Review navigatin link n the tp navigatin bar is selected. Red arrw pints t area n screen stating: Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used: percent. T review yur Pell Grant duratin and remaining eligibility, lg n t the Natinal Student Lan Data System (NSLDS) at Once yu have cmpleted yur FAFSA, yu will be able t see in the Pell Grant aid summary sectin hw much f the 600 percent lifetime eligibility yu have used.
17 Slide 17: Types f Financial Aid-Campus Based Campus-Based Aid Federal Supplemental Educatin Opprtunity Grant (FSEOG) Arizna Leveraging Educatinal Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Federal Wrk Study (FWS) The next type f grants we will determine eligibility fr is the Federal Supplemental Educatin Opprtunity Grant (FSEOG) and Arizna Leveraging Educatinal Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Prgram. These grants are fr undergraduates with exceptinal financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lwest expected family cntributins (EFC) will be cnsidered first. Funds are limited and awarded n a first-cme, first-served basis. Please nte that students cannt be awarded bth grants. The Federal Wrk Study prgram at PCC is available t students enrlled in six credit hurs r mre and wh have remaining unmet need after being awarded eligible grants. The prgram is first-cme, firstserved. Students wh cmplete their FAFSA by the pririty deadline at the beginning f April are given pririty. Students can view available Federal Wrk Study jbs n the MyPima, Financial Aid tab in the Federal Wrk Study bx.
18 Slide 18: Types f Financial Aid-Schlarships Schlarships PCC Fundatin and ther dnrs Fast Web AZ Cmmunity Fundatin Cmmunity Fundatin f Suthern Arizna AZ Career Infrmatin System Schlarships are anther type f Financial Aid students can receive. This ptin requires a bit f research and wrk n the student s part. The PCC website is a great place t start schlarship searches. Als see the utside resurce The slide abve prvides hyperlinks t the PCC website and Fast Web, as well as ther useful schlarship websites.
19 Slide 19: Types f Financial Aid - Lans Direct Staffrd Lans Department f Educatin is the lender. Three types f lans Subsidized Unsubsidized PLUS Except fr PLUS, lan payments can be deferred until after graduatin r drpping belw half-time enrllment. PCC des nt autmatically award students lans. Hwever, Direct Staffrd lans are available upn request. The Department f Educatin is the lender f Staffrd lans, als knwn as Direct Lans. There are three types f lans: Federal Subsidized, Federal Unsubsidized and the Federal PLUS r parent lan fr undergraduate students.
20 Slide 20: Direct Lans Direct Subsidized Lan Demnstrated financial need, as determined by EFC and COA. N interest during in-schl perids Available nly fr 150 percent f undergraduate degree prgram requirements Examples f hw lng eligibility will be fr is: A tw year Assciate s degree prgram, multiplied by 1.5, allws fr the maximum eligibility perid t be fr three years. A ne year Certificate prgram, multiplied by 1.5, allws fr the maximum eligibility perid t be fr ne year. An eighteen week certificate prgram, multiplied by 1.5, allws fr the maximum eligibility perid t be fr 27 weeks. A Direct Subsidized lan is a financial need based lan as determined by expected family cntributin and cst f attendance. Subsidized lans will nt accrue interest while yu attend cllege at least part time (six credits r mre). But, it is nly available while yu are within 150 percent f yur prgram f study. Once yu reach the subsidized limit fr yur prgram, yu may lse subsidy n yur existing lans if: yu d nt graduate, and yu cntinue in the same prgram, r switch t a prgram f equal r shrter length.
21 Slide 21: Lifetime Lan Limits SUBSIDIZED Year in Cllege Year Limit Lifetime Limit Freshman $3,500 $23,000 Sphmre $4,500 $23,000 UNSUBSIDIZED Dependency Year Limit Lifetime Limit Dependent $2,000 $34,500 Independent $6,000 $34,500 **Brrw nly what yu need fr educatinal purpses** Staffrd lans have maximum amunts students can brrw fr the aid year, as well as lifetime aggregate amunts. Amunts yu are eligible fr are based n academic standing (freshmen, sphmre r pst-baccalaureate) and dependency status (independent and dependent as determined by the dependency status questins n the FAFSA). Amunts abve are listed per aid year, but will be less if yu are nt enrlled in the full aid year, such as being enrlled fr fall nly r spring nly. It is imprtant t brrw nly what yu need fr educatinal purpses. Keep in mind the aggregate lifetime amunts, especially if yu plan n transferring t a fur-year cllege.
22 Slide 22: Sample Lan Repayment This sample table illustrates the estimated mnthly payments yu wuld be required t make at the pint f repayment. Actual payment amunts will vary. Standard repayment fr a Direct Staffrd Lan is 10 years.
23 Slide 23: Lan Eligibility Previus financial aid must be in gd standing in rder t receive further aid, including lans. Six credit hurs f enrllment each semester fr lan disbursement and deferment perids. Lans are nt awarded autmatically. Lan ffers may be reduced at any time due t Cst f Attendance adjustments and/r enrllment in part-f-term curses. If after reviewing yur Financial Aid award yu decide yu need a Staffrd lan, yu must be enrlled in at least half-time status (six credit hurs r mre. If this is nt yur first student lan, yur previus lans must be in gd standing and nt in default t be eligible fr further financial aid, including lans.
24 Slide 24: Lan Interest Questin Students can indicate interest in student lans via MyPima. Lans are ffered nce yur yes respnse is submitted and the SALT accunt requirement cmpleted. Image f MyPima page with Resurces/Additinal Infrmatin tab selected. Text displayed in Questins and Answers sectin fllws: Questin - If yu wuld like t be ffered a lan t assist with yur educatinal expenses, please respnd yes. If yu wuld nt, please respnd n. Answer - a. Yes Yu will need t lgin t yur MyPima, Financial Aid tab and click in the Financial Aid Awards bx. Select the aid year, then click n the tab indicating Resurces/Additinal Infrmatin tab. Then, indicate yur interest in Staffrd lans. This will ntify the cllege t ffer yu Staffrd lans.
25 Slide 25: New Student Lan Requirement Image f SALT website. If yu answered yes t If yu wuld like t be ffered a student lan t assist with yur educatinal expenses, yu shuld g t the SALT website at t cmplete the next step in the lan prcess.
26 Slide 26 Cmplete Free Curse Budgeting Image f SALT My Mney 101-Budgeting lg-in. Brrwers will be required t create an accunt with SALT at saltmney.rg and cmplete the budgeting curse under My Mney 101.
27 Slide 27: Budgeting: Find Mre Mney SALT requirement is nly fr brrwers, but, all students will benefit frm SALT s financial literacy prgrams. SALT requires yur PCC ID number. SALT curse is an annual requirement; yu will have t cmplete a curse every year as lng as yu are brrwing at PCC. The curse must be cmpleted with 80 percent r better in rder t satisfy the requirement. Yu may repeat the curse fr better scres. Yu will be required t cmplete a SALT curse every year.
28 Slide 28 Accepting Offer Image f MyPima screens shws fifth tab frm the left n Accept Award Offer. First red circle under Ttal Accept Award allws pull dwn arrw t select accept r decline. Secnd red circle is t submit decisin. Red arrw pints ut unsatisfied disbursement requirements. T review the award ffered, click n the Accept Award ffer tab. Fr each type f award, except Pell Grant, yu will have the ptin t accept r decline. Yu may decide t accept partial amunts and indicate the amunt yu wuld like t accept up t the ttal amunt ffered. Yu will submit yur request and then cmplete the Entrance Cunseling and Master Prmissry Nte.
29 Slide 29: Finalizing Lan Applicatin Cmplete tw additinal requirements at the Student Lans website Lan Entrance Cunseling Master Prmissry Nte After yu accept the lans ffered t yu n yur MyPima accunt, yu will cmplete entrance cunseling. Entrance cunseling gives yu imprtant infrmatin abut brrwing and repaying yur student lans. After yu cmplete the entrance cunseling, yu will cmplete yur Master Prmissry Nte (MPN). The MPN is yur agreement with the lender t repay all Staffrd lans guaranteed by the nte. The slide abve prvides the website fr each.
30 Slide 30: Ntes fr Brrwers First time brrwers will have a 30-day delay n disbursement f student lan Brrwers awarded n an academic year (AY) basis (except fr FINAL semester) Disbursement will ccur in tw installments per enrllment perid (semester) 1 st disbursement, immediately after enrllment freeze date (fr traditinal cursewrk) 2 nd disbursement, at the mid-way pint f the enrllment perid Image shwing example f disbursements based n attending hurs. Disbursements can nly be made during the times when a student can shw at least 6 credits f attending hurs. If yu are brrwing a Staffrd lan fr the first time, yu will experience a 30-day delay n the first disbursement f yur student lan. Lans are awarded in tw installments per enrllment perid and disbursement dates may vary per student depending n curse start date.
31 Slide 31: Bk Optins Pima Bkstre Vucher: G directly t a PCC bkstre with yur PCC r Gvernment issued ID; yur bks will be released t yu as lng as yu have aid awarded that has nt been released yet Bk Advance: If purchasing bks thrugh a stre ther than PCC bkstres, yu may request an advance n yur FA award up t $500 that will be disbursed t yur student accunt prir t the beginning f yur curses Based n the difference between aid awarded and tuitin/fee balance Subject t apprval Apply via yur MyPima, Resurces & Additinal Infrmatin tab Yu have tw ptins fr purchasing bks in advance. Yu can g t the PCC bkstre directly t have yur bks released t yu based n the amunt f funding yu have been authrized t receive. Or, yu may apply fr a cash advance that can be used t cver bk expenses at any ther stre instead f the PCC bkstre. The advance is subject t apprval and yu may nt receive bth the PCC bkstre authrizatin and the cash advance simultaneusly.
32 Slide 32: Exit Cunseling Exit Cunseling Brrwers that cease attendance with an institutin r drp belw half-time enrllment must cmplete this step Cmplete Entrance Cunseling at the student lans website Rights and Respnsibilities Repayment ptins Delinquency and Default Brrwers that cease attendance with an institutin r drp belw half time enrllment must cmplete exit cunseling.
33 Slide 33: Ntes fr Brrwers Avid default, visit studentlans.gv Understand lan and lan agreement Manage yur brrwing Track yur lans nline Keep gd recrds Ntify yur lan servicer abut difficulties Changing payment due date r repayment plans Deferment Frbearance Cnslidatin The cnsequences f default can be devastating. Avid by brrwing wisely and keeping track f yur finances.
34 Slide 34: Fund Disbursement/Delivery Aid will be disbursed t yur PCC student accunt based n attending hurs The traditinal disbursement date fr Spring 2015 is 2/3/2015 fr curses that begin n 1/19/2015 Disbursement dates may vary and depend n yur curse s start date 2/3/2015 is als the cllege s enrllment freeze date. Aid awards will nt be adjusted t accunt fr any registratin ccurring n and beynd this date Aid will pay utstanding charges first Remaining aid will be delivered t student by the Office f Student Accunts in ne f tw ways Check (printed and mailed 3-5 days after appearing in student accunt) E-Refund (depsited 2-3 business days after appearing in student accunt) Aid will be disbursed t yur PCC student accunt n the apprpriate disbursement date based n when yur curses begin. Check yur schedule fr start dates. Tuitin, fees and any utstanding charges will be paid. Any remaining funds will be refunded t yu. E-Refund is the fastest way t receive these funds. Paper refund checks can take several business days t be mailed, can be lst in the mail and must be depsited in the bank, meaning yur funds may nt be available immediately. With E-Refund the funds are depsited t the bank within three business days and are immediately available fr use.
35 Slide 35: Setting Up E-Refund Image f MyPima screen with the Academics tab highlighted (selected). A red arrw circle indicates the My Accunt channel, lcated in the center clumn f the screen, and specifically indicates the My Accunt Manager link in this channel. T sign up fr E-Refund, lg int yur MyPima accunt, select the Academics tab, then select My Accunt Manager.
36 Slide 36: Enrllment Capture/Freeze Financial aid awards are finalized at the traditinal drp/add deadline based n enrllment captured at this time 2/3/2015 fr Spring 2015 Awards will nt be increased fr enrllment changes made after enrllment capture/freeze date Even if adding late-start curses Please nte that all initial awards are based n the belief that a student will enrll full time. If yu d nt enrll full time, yur aid will be re-calculated t reflect yur accurate enrllment. The level f yur enrllment is determined after the drp/add deadline f the 16-week traditinal curse fr each semester. Yur enrllment n that day will prvide the Financial Aid ffice with yur budget and award fr the entire semester. Any changes after this date will nt be cnsidered fr financial aid increases.
37 Slide 37: Enrllment Factrs Return t Title IV Students receiving financial aid wh have cmpletely withdrawn frm all classes (fficially r stp attending curses) will be required t return all unearned aid as determined by the withdrawal date If nt fficially withdrawn, unearned aid will be determined by the instructr s recrded last day f attendance Recalculatin/Cancellatin f Aid Students receiving financial aid wh fficially drp r wh never attend curses that they register fr will have their aid recalculated up t the full amunt. Leaving a class prir t the add/drp deadline will result in a drp and can result in recalculatin f yur financial aid. Meaning, yu will we financial aid back. After the drp deadline, leaving a class fficially r unfficially will result in a withdrawal. This may als result in wing mney back and it will als affect yur academic prgress standing. Nn-attendance may prmpt an instructr t drp yu frm yur curse. Instructrs are required t reprt attendance at certain times within the semester. If yu stp attending and/r the instructr drps yu, yu may be required t pay yur financial aid back.
38 Slide 38: Factrs Affecting Aid Aid received at anther cllege Cnsrtium Agreements Adjustments t cst f attendance Based n enrllment changes Based n residency status changes Change in majr Cnsrtium agreements allw a student financial aid eligibility fr cmbined enrllment between tw schls. Only ne schl will release funding, but it will be based n the cmbined enrllment in the tw schls. Financial aid will be calculated by the schl where the student will receive the degree, nrmally called the hme schl. Changes t yur enrllment, either thrugh drpping r withdrawing frm curses, can impact yur financial aid and may result in funds being returned and balances due t the cllege r the Department f Educatin. This als may have an impact n yur Satisfactry Academic Prgress (SAP). Speak with Student Services t discuss yur ptins prir t drpping r withdrawing. Changes t enrllment can als change yur eligibility fr lans and amunts fr yur financial aid awards. Furthermre, be aware that sme prgrams f study are nt eligible fr federal financial aid. Speak t an advisr befre switching majrs t understand hw the change may affect yur eligibility.
39 Slide 39: Factrs Affecting Aid Repeat Cursewrk Once yu have passed a curse (D r better), yu may nly repeat a curse nce and be cnsidered fr aid Unsuccessful Cursewrk Satisfactry academic prgress Yu may nt receive financial aid fr cursewrk that yu have successfully cmpleted and repeated nce. Failing, withdrawing r receiving incmplete grades in curses may affect the satisfactry academic prgress plicy and may eventually lse yur eligibility.
40 Slide 40: Satisfactry Academic Prgress (SAP) Image shws a screensht f the MyPima Financial Aid tab. A red circle in the Financial Aid Requirements channel (which is in the center clumn f the screen) indicates the Prgress link - the last link in the channel. There is a red flag next t the Satisfactry Academic Prgress Appeal Needed link near the tp f the channel. T review yur current Satisfactry Academic Prgress standings, click n the Prgress hyperlink that is circled in red lcated in the Financial Aid Requirements bx.
41 Slide 41: Satisfactry Academic Prgress (SAP) Image shws the MyPima Prgress screen with the Academic Prgress tab selected. By clicking the Academic Prgress tab, yu can see yur current financial aid academic prgress standing. The abve slide shws an example f what yur current financial aid Satisfactry Academic Prgress standing will lk like when yu access this tab.
42 Slide 42: SAP Plicy Grade Pint Average (GPA) Yu must maintain a minimum cumulative grade pint average each semester f enrllment. The exact GPA yu must maintain depends upn hw many credits yu have attempted. Cmpletin rate 67 percent Divide number f cmpleted credits by number f credits attempted: 9 cmpleted / 12 attempted = 75 percent (0.75) Timeframe 150 percent f ttal credits needed fr prgram Example: Degree Requirements 60 credits x 150 percent = 90 credits NOTE: Repeat cursewrk as well as F, W and I grades adversely affect prgress. T remain eligible fr financial aid, students must maintain Satisfactry Academic Prgress (SAP). There are three cnditins, as nted abve, t meet t remain eligible. Failure t maintain these cnditins can result in lss f financial aid eligibility. Please nte, the financial aid Satisfactry Academic Prgress (SAP) varies frm PCC s Standards f Academic Prgress.
43 Slide 43: Warning Status First vilatin f ANY f the three elements f SAP plicy will result in Warning status fr ne semester May receive aid during warning Must regain gd academic standing Nt cmplying with three elements f SAP by the end f the warning semester will result in lss f eligibility. Students may appeal IF dcumentable extenuating circumstances exist If yu lse yur gd standing status due t nt meeting the three cnditins f SAP, the fllwing semester yu will be placed n a warning term. Yu may still receive financial aid during this term. During this term, yu must attempt t regain gd academic standing and be careful with W, I and IP grades as these adversely affect yur prgress. At the end f the warning term, failure t meet the cnditins f SAP will result in a lss f financial aid eligibility and will require an appeal fr further financial aid. If an appeal is needed, this requirement will shw n yur MyPima, Financial Aid tab.