What is the Federal School Code for Mount Aloysius College?
How do I know where I'm supposed to work for the Federal Work-Study Program?
It is your responsibility to review the on and off campus Federal Work-Study job listings and contact the supervisor of the site at which you wish to work to inquire about a job. If a position is open, you will need to schedule and interview with the supervisor and have him/her sign your Employment Application. You will not be assigned to a job.
How do I know if a Federal Work-Study site still has positions open?
You will need to contact the supervisor of the site and inquire if their positions have been filled.
I had FWS last year, however this year I was not awarded it. Why didn't I get work-study?
There are several reasons why you may not receive Federal Work-Study from year to year. The reason could range from when you filed your FAFSA to funding levels or even other aid sources you received. Contact the Financial Aid Office regarding your specific situation.
What types of identification are acceptable to complete my I-9 form for work-study?
Two forms of identification must be produced to complete the form. A valid driver's license and social security card are normally the documents students' produce to complete the I-9 form. However, there are several other document that can be accepted. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you unable to use both the driver's license and social security card.
I've completed all of my Federal Work-Study paperwork for the semester. Now what do I do?
Once Federal Work-Study paperwork is complete, you will receive a postcard in the mail a few weeks before the semester begins. This postcard will confirm your work-study site, your supervisor and the number of hours you've been awarded. It is your responsibility to contact your supervisor the first week of classes to set up a schedule and begin working.
I wasn't awarded work-study but would like to participate. How can I get a Federal Work-Study job?
If funding allows, the Financial Aid Office will have a sign up sheet the first day of classes that you may sign to indicate your interest. The Financial Aid Office will then check your eligibility and contact you if you're eligible. Additional Federal Work-Study money, if available, is only awarded out during the beginning of each semester. There is no guarantee that work-study sign ups will be held each semester.
Is the Federal Work-Study deducted from my tuition bill?
No. You will receive a paycheck every two weeks for the hours you have worked.
How do I calculate how much to take out in the Direct Parent Plus Loan?
Once you receive the Financial Aid Award Letter, contact the Controller's Office to determine the amount needed to cover the bill for the entire academic year.
My parents believe they will not be eligible for a Direct Parent Plus Loan due to adverse credit...now what?
Parents should still complete a Direct Plus Loan Pre-qualification form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office so an official determination can be made. If the loan is denied additional unsubsidized money can be processed for the student. A parent can also contact the Department of Education to appeal the credit decision or opt to use an endorser to try and obtain the loan.
My parent has been approved for the Direct Parent Plus Loan, when does repayment begin?
Repayment of the Parent Plus Loan begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed. There is no grace period for these loans. This means interest begins to accumulate at the time the first disbursement is made.
Can my parents defer repayment of their Direct Plus Loan?
Yes. The parent will need to contact the Department of Education to find out how to defer the payment. However, interest will accrue on the loan while in deferment.
What if my parent's income will be less in the year to come, than what was used on the FAFSA that we filed?
A: If there is a reduction of income (taxable or non-taxable), unusual medical/dental expenses, elementary and secondary tuition, and dependent care expenses, your family should complete the Special Consideration Forms for both the Federal and State government. These forms are located under the Financial Aid Forms and Documents section of the Mount Aloysius College website. Special Consideration requests must be submitted by the student and processed by the Financial Aid Office before the last day of the Fall/Spring semester.
According to the dependency questions on the FAFSA form, I'm considered dependent and must provide parent information. What should I do if I don't have any contact with my parents?
You may submit a Petition for Independent Status to the Financial Aid Office. The financial aid administrator can change your dependency status from dependent to independent based on adequate documentation of any special circumstances you might have. That decision is based on the aid administrator's judgment and is final - you can't appeal that decision to the Department of Education.
Are my book expenses covered by my financial aid?
No. It is the student's responsibility to pay for the textbooks needed for your courses. You will need to purchase the books at your own expense each semester. However, if you will have excess funds on your account after your tuition/fees and room/board are covered, you may be eligible for a timely book allowance (voucher).
I'm a dependent student, but whose information do I report if my parent's are divorced or separated?
You report the information about the parent you lived with for the greater amount of time during the 12 months preceding the date of application. If you didn't live with either parent, or if you lived with each parent an equal number of days, use information about the parent who provided the greater amount of financial support during that time.
I'm getting ready to file my FAFSA. My parent recently got re-married, do I need to put my stepparent information on the FAFSA?
Yes. The FAFSA information is based on what the current marital status. This does not mean the stepparent is obligated to give financial assistance to you, but his or her income and assets represent significant information about the family's resources.
I filed my FAFSA form, however, I did not list Mount Aloysius College as one of my college choices - how do I add it?
Using your Federal PIN number, you can go back into your FAFSA form on-line and add Mount Aloysius College to your application. Our federal school code is 003302. You will also need to complete the Pheaa Enrollment Change Form if MAC is now your 1st school of choice.
I am not doing well in a class and may drop/withdraw from it - what will happen to my aid?
Your financial aid for the semester will remain the same if you drop after the add/drop period, however you may need to make up the dropped credits over the summer to maintain aid eligibility (academic progress) in future semesters. You should check with the Financial Aid Office who will review your transcript and advise you appropriately.
When can I expect a refund of excess monies on my account?
A: Refunds will not be available until approximately 6 - 8 weeks after the start of the semester. Contact the Controller's Office for additional information.
When reviewing my FAFSA, I realized that I made a mistake and need to make a correction - how do I do this?
You can do this one of two ways. With your PIN# go back in to your FAFSA record and make the correction and resubmit to the Department of Education. Or, you can bring your correction with supporting documentation, if needed to the Financial Aid Office and we'll make the correction for you.
I have been selected for verification by the Department of Education, how do I get a copy of my Federal Tax Return Transcript ?
You can request it online at www.irs.gov or call 1-800-908-9946. You can also do a paper request by downloading the form at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506TEZ.pdf