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How To Appeal Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Cost of Attendance (COA) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Suspension

How did you resolve the problem you had that led to your Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension

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On this March 12, 2014 episode we discuss the importance of the filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA ASAP with Andrew Viscariello of Black Hawk College. In addition, we are discussing three appeal types when it comes to you or your students financial aid.

Guided by we talk with Mary Lawson, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Western Illinois University (@WIUNews) , First we cover the Estimated Cost of Attendance, or ECA/COA appeals, and how to appeal that if you feel the cost profile is too low.  Next, she discusses how to appeal your initial Expected Family Contribution number, or EFC and your Financial Aid Award Letter, if it does not reflect your current financial circumstances.

Next, we talk to Angeles Fuentes of California State University, Monterey Bay, about Satisfactory Academic Progress, or SAP Appeals and how most financial aid office’s deal with those appeals.

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This Weeks Two Minute Tip Episodes: July 30 – August 3

 

 

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Thanks to everyone for the response to our two-minute episodes, and to follow those up here are this weeks list of episodes.

  1. How To File A Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal
  2. How to File an EFC Redetermination Appeal
  3. How To Get Scholarship Offers As A Transfer Student
  4. How To Get More Scholarship Offers As A Returning Student
  5. How to Get More Scholarship Offers As A HIgh School Student

I hope everyone is able to gain something from these podcasts, and feel free to Send questions for next weeks schedule.

This Weeks Two Minute Tip Episodes: July 23-27

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Thanks to everyone for the response to our two-minute episodes, and to follow those up here are this weeks list of episodes.

  1. Should Parents Put 529 Plans In Their Children’s Name?
  2. What Is A Graduate Assistantship and How Do I Qualify?
  3. How Should I File The FAFSA If My Parents Are Divorced?
  4. How Do I Get Classified As An Independent Student When Filing The FAFSA?
  5. Should I Pay A Company, Or Someone, To Search For Scholarships For Me?

I hope everyone is able to gain something from these podcasts, and feel free to Send questions for next weeks schedule.

This Weeks Two Minute Tip Episodes: July 16-20

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Thanks to everyone for the response to our two minute episodes, and to follow those up here are this weeks list of episodes.

  1. What Should I Do If My Mother or Father Loses Their Job/Is Laid Off
  2. What Should I Do If Our Family Business Slows Down And Makes Less Money
  3. What Is The Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Program, Or VA Chapter 35 Benefits
  4. What is The Illinois Monetary Award Program and How Do I Qualify?
  5. What Should I Do If I Don’t Have My Parents Tax Information to File The FAFSA?

I hope everyone is able to gain something from these podcasts, and feel free to submit questions for next weeks schedule.

This Weeks Two Minute Tip Episodes

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Thanks to everyone for the response to our two minute episodes, and to follow those up here are this weeks list of episodes.

  1. What Is The TEACH Grant, and Who Is Eligible for the Teach GRANT?
  2. What Does Estimated Cost of Attendance Mean?
  3. What Is Does Unmet Need Mean?
  4. What Is A Financial Aid Award Letter?
  5. What Is The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and Who Qualifies for It?

I hope everyone is able to gain something from these podcasts, and feel free to submit questions for next weeks schedule.