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Student Eligibility and Financial Need - Contents

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . 1
Recent Changes . . . . . 2

SECTION 1: STUDENT ELIGIBILITY . . . . . 3
Citizenship . . . . . 3
Enrollment as a Regular Student in an Eligible Program . . . . . 7
High School Diploma; Ability To Benefit . . . . . 9
Remedial Coursework for Postsecondary Study . . . . . 15
Enrollment Status . . . . . 17
Satisfactory Progress . . . . . 18
Loan Defaults and Overpayments . . . . . 23
Bankruptcy . . . . . 26
Eligibility After Total and Permanent Disability
Cancellation . . . . . 26
Valid Social Security Numbers . . . . . 28
Registration with Selective Service . . . . . 31
Borrowing in Excess of Loan Limits . . . . . 36
Members of Religious Orders . . . . . 37
Incarcerated Students . . . . . 37
Correspondence and Telecommunications Courses . . . . . 37
Student Certifications and Statements . . . . . 38
Specific Program Requirements . . . . . 38

SECTION 2: THE STUDENT'S FINANCIAL AID
HISTORY . . . . . 39
NSLDS Match . . . . . 40
Checking Previous Attendance . . . . . 41
Using NSLDS for Financial Aid Histories . . . . . 41
Requesting FAT information . . . . . 43
NSLDS and Midyear Transfers . . . . . 44
Payment and Certification Options . . . . . 46
Sending a Transcript . . . . . 47
Required Information Items . . . . . 47
Model Transcript . . . . . 50

SECTION 3: OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL NEED . . . . . 53
Expected Family Contribution . . . . . 54
Professional Judgment . . . . . 56
Cost of Attendance (COA) . . . . . 57
Award Calculations, Resources, and Estimated Financial
Assistance . . . . . 60
Packaging Aid . . . . . 65
Overawards . . . . . 67

APPENDIX A: DOCUMENTING CITIZENSHIP
STATUS . . . . . 69
U.S. Citizen or National . . . . . 71
Citizens of the Pacific Islands . . . . . 74
Other Eligible Categories . . . . . 74
Student Rights with Respect to the Computer Match . . . . . 77
Using the G-845S for Secondary Confirmation . . . . . 79
Documentation of Permanent-Residence Status . . . . . 81
Documentation for Other Categories of Eligible
Noncitizens . . . . . 82
Interpreting the G-845S . . . . . 86
Updating Eligible Noncitizen Status in Later Award Years . . . . . 90
Replacing Lost INS Documents . . . . . 91
Additional Information . . . . . 91

APPENDIX B: SELECTIVE SERVICE STATUS INFORMATION
LETTERS . . . . . 113

APPENDIX C: ELIGIBILITY MATCH RESULTS . . . . . 127

Last Modified: 02/26/1998