ERIC Number: ED494726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Federal Student Aid Handbook, 2006-2007. Volume 1: Student Eligibility
US Department of Education
There are many factors to be considered when reviewing a student's application for aid from the FSA programs, such as whether the student is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, whether the student is making satisfactory academic progress, and whether the student has a defaulted FSA loan. This volume of the Federal Student Aid Handbook discusses the eligibility requirements for students and parent borrowers, and responsibilities to ensure that recipients qualify for their aid awards. The table of contents divides the hand book into the following 5 chapters: (1) Chapter 1, School-Determined Requirements, discusses student eligibility requirements that do not require information from the Department's systems; (2) Chapter 2, Citizenship, explains that a student must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen to receive FSA--It also describes immigration documents that may be needed to make sure students meet this requirement; (3) Chapter 3, Financial Aid History, provides a discussion of how to review a student's financial aid history, and also how to track changes to the student's financial history through the post screening and transfer student monitoring processes; (4) Chapter 4, Social Security Number, provides information on the SSN requirement and the match process; (5) Chapter 5, Selective Service, describes the registration requirement, and the Selective Service match; and (6) Chapter 6, Program-Related Eligibility Requirements, describes additional factors that are program-specific.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Eligibility, Financial Aid Applicants, Higher Education, Citizenship, Transfer Students, Academic Achievement, Guidelines
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/about/pubs/intro/index.html?src=gu
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Office of Federal Student Aid (ED), Washington, DC.