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AwardYear: 1996-1997
Edition: PostSecondary
Part: CONTENTS
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SectionTitle: Contents

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CONTENTS


Introduction..........1

PART 1: General information about postsecondary opportunities.....3
Sources of aid..........5
General eligibility requirements for student aid..........14
Demonstrating need..........15


Part 2: The application process for financial aid..........19
Introduction..........21
The federal role in application processing..........22
1996-97 FAFSA processors (map)..........24
How to apply..........25
Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Services (summary)..........27
Submitting an initial application..........29
How the application is processed..........31
Reviewing the Student Aid Report ..........34
Alternate EFC values on output document (chart)..........39
Making changes..........40
Using professional judgment..........43
Mastering the "School Use Only" box (chart) ..........45
Using the official EFC to document eligibility..........46
Signature Requirements (Federal Pell Grant)(summary)..........48
Signature Requirements (chart)..........49
Using the Secondary EFC..........50
Feedback from the processing system..........51
Filing a financial aid application (summary)..........53
1996-97 Application deadlines (summary)...........55


Part 3: Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid...........57
Section A "You (the student)"..........64
Section B "Education Background"..........65
Section C "Your Plans"...........66
Section D "Student Status"..........67
Section E "Household Information"..........70
Section F "1995 Income, Earnings, and Benefits"..........72
Simplified needs test..........79
Section G "Asset Information"..........80
Section H "Releases and Signatures"..........85
Section I "Preparer's Use Only"..........87

Appendix A-Sources of Additional Information..........89
Appendix B-Directory of State Agencies..........93
Glossary ..........107

Last Modified: 06/28/1998