ERIC Number: ED189922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Bureau of Student Financial Assistance (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
The purpose of this handbook is to assist counselors who are helping students apply for federal financial aid in the 1980-81 award period. Since most students seeking federal aid should begin by applying for a Basic Educational Opportunity Grant, that program is covered in more detail than the others. Chapter One offers an overview of the six major sources of federal student aid. Chapter Two contains an explanation of "Multiple Data Entry," the process that enables a student to apply for a Basic Grant by filling out either a U.S. Office of Education Basic Grant application or one of four other forms. The items used in calculating a student's eligibility index are explained in detail. This chapter is designed to answer most questions counselors may have about completing aid applications. Chapter Three explains the Student Eligibility Report (SER) and also explains the process by which an applicant corrects any wrong information on the SER. The final chapter deals with special cases, and explains procedures applicants should follow in a variety of circumstances. Also provided are important deadlines, addresses, and services offered by the Federal Student Information Center. Appendices include special instructions for applicants reporting from a Puerto Rican Tax Return and the 1980-81 Basic Grant Application. A special supplement is included that describes major changes in the Basic Grant forms for 1980-81; attached copies of the Basic Grant Application Form, Supplemental Form, Student Eligibility Report, and National Disaster Area Asset Revision Instruction Sheet are also provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, Government School Relationship, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Student Financial Aid, Student Financial Aid Officers
Counselor's Handbook, P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Student Financial Assistance (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.