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ERIC Number: ED494730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 161
Abstractor: ERIC
Handbook 2006-2007: Federal Student Aid. Volume 5--Overawards, Overpayments, & Withdrawal Calculations
US Department of Education
The table of contents divides this handbook into two chapters. The first chapter, Overawards, defines the term, and then discusses a student's and a school's responsibility for resolving overpayments and overawards. Following the award of an aid package, student circumstances may change and result in an overaward. For instance, the student may receive a scholarship or grant from an outside organization, or the student may want to extend his or her work-study employment. When these circumstances arise, the other federal student aid in the package may need to be adjusted. Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and Campus-Based programs are discussed, along with treatments of overpayments, overpayments for which the school is responsible, and overpayments for which the student is responsible. Chapter two, Withdrawals and the Return of Title IV Funds, explains how Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds are handled when a recipient of those funds ceases to be enrolled prior to the end of a payment period or period of enrollment. These requirements do not apply to a student that does not actually cease attendance at the school. For example, when a student reduces his or her course load from 12 credits to 9 credits, the reduction represents a change in enrollment status rather than a withdrawal. No return calculation is required in that instance. Principles applicable to the worksheets are discussed. Case studies in withdrawals and the return of Title IV aid are also provided.
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program; Higher Education Act 1965; Higher Education Act Title III; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program; Stafford Student Loan Program