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AwardYear: 1997-1998
Edition: PostSecondary
Part: Contents
SectionNumber:
SectionTitle: Contents

PageNumbers: 1


Contents

INTRODUCTION . . . . . 1

PART 1: General information about postsecondary opportunities 3
Sources of aid . . . . . 5
General eligibility requirements for student aid . . . . . 13
Demonstrating need . . . . . 14

PART 2: The application process for financial aid . . . . . 17
Introduction . . . . . 19
1997-98 FAFSA processors (map) . . . . . 20
How to apply . . . . . 21
Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Services (summary) . . . . . 24
Submitting an initial application . . . . . 26
How the application is processed . . . . . 27
Reviewing the Student Aid Report . . . . . 31
Alternate EFC values on output document (chart) . . . . . 36
Making changes . . . . . 37
Using professional judgment . . . . . 39
Mastering the "School Use Only" box (chart) . . . . . 41
Using the official EFC to document eligibility . . . . . 42
Signature Requirements (Federal Pell Grant)(summary) . . . . . 44
Signature Requirements (chart) . . . . . 45
Feedback from the processing system . . . . . 46
Filing a financial aid application (summary) . . . . . 48
1997-98 Application deadlines (summary) . . . . . 50

PART 3: Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid 51
Section A "You (the student)" . . . . . 58
Section B "Education Background" . . . . . 60
Section C "Your Plans" . . . . . 61
Section D "Student Status" . . . . . 62
Section E "Household Information" . . . . . 65
Section F "1996 Income, Earnings, and Benefits" . . . . . 67
Simplified needs test . . . . . 74
Section G "Asset Information" . . . . . 75
Section H "Releases and Signatures" . . . . . 80
Section I "Preparer's Use Only" . . . . . 82

Appendix A-Sources of Additional Information . . . . . 83
Appendix B-Directory of State Agencies . . . . . 87
Glossary . . . . . 101

Last Modified: 08/23/1998