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Presentation on Cal Grants, Dream Act Financial Aid, and How High Schools can use Web Grants to Upload GPAs and track FAFSA and Cal Grant Applications

Presentation on Cal Grants, Dream Act Financial Aid, and How High Schools can use Web Grants to Upload GPAs and track FAFSA and Cal Grant Applications



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  • Read the Comment Codes to determine is any corrections are needed or if a parent’s signature is needed. To correct any entries, hit “Return to Application.”To have the parent sign, click on the “parent signature” button
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CSAC cal grants webgrants presentation jan 2013 CSAC cal grants webgrants presentation jan 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • District Initiative Data Advisory Committee DIDAC January 2013 Presentation Bryan Dickason California Student Aid Commission BRYAND@csac.ca.gov (916) 464-8919
  • The Financial Applications• FAFSA• Dream Act Application• Both supply the same information• Data is delivered to all campuses listed on the application• CSAC uses for Cal Grant eligibility
  • The FAFSA Application• By completing the FAFSA or Dream Act Application, the student supplies colleges and the Student Aid Commission with the data necessary to determine the student’s financial eligibility for federal and state based financial aid programs
  • The FAFSA Application• FAFSA completion by high school is posted online at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/about/data- center/student/application-volume
  • GPA Submission• Required for Cal Grant consideration• GPAs can be submitted with SSNs – Shorter File Layout• GPAs can be submitted without SSNs – Longer File Layout – More data elements due to no exact match with an SSN.
  • Available Student Data• USDE – FAFSA Completion by High School – http://studentaid.ed.gov/about/data-center/student – Look for Application Volume reports• CSAC – WebGrants
  • WebGrants Reports• GPA Summary Report• Non-SSN GPA Roster report• FAFSA (No GPA) Report• School of Origin Report
  • WebGrants Data• Best Practices – Student Follow-up • calgrantoffice@csac.ca.gov • studentsupport@csac.ca.gov – High School follow-up – View GPA and FAFSA Completion Reports – Submit HS Graduation Data
  • WebGrants reportsNON-SSN GPA Roster Report
  • WebGrants reports FAFSA (no GPA) Report
  • WebGrants reports School of Origin Report
  • Submitting Cal Grant GPAs• Preferred submission method is by batch upload• Submit all seniors – Clear with your legal counsel• High school graduation is required for federal and state student financial assistance.
  • Submitting Cal Grant GPAs• GPAs are submitted with SSNs or without• Non-SSN GPA Submission uses other student demographic information to match with FAFSA/Dream Application data.
  • Submitting Cal Grant GPAs• SSN GPA Submission uses shorter file layout• Non-SSN GPA submission uses longer file layout• Layouts posted on the WebGrants “Help” page• Or, contact school support at 888-294-0153
  • Submitting Graduation Confirmation• HS Graduation required for Entitlement Cal Grants – Student – College – High School • On-line certification • Via batch report
  • School Name: STATECAL HIGH SCHOOL Name Date of Birth GraduatedDOE, JANE 1 12/30/1994 □DOE, JANE 2 10/18/1993 □DOE, JOHN 1 11/02/1994 □DOE, JACK 1 05/02/1994 □DOE, JANE 3 01/19/1994 □DOE, JANE 4 10/02/1994 □DOE, JACK 2 08/19/1994 □
  • •Who is the Dream Application for?•When can it be completed?•What assistance is available through theDream Application?•AB 131 Dream Act Student Notifications•Where are the instructions and help for theapplication? 20
  • Who is the Dream Application for? The California Dream Act Application is for students who meet the qualifications of AB 540 An eligible AB 540 student is a student who:  Attended a CA high school for 3+ years  Graduated from a CA high school or the equivalent  Enrolls in an accredited CA college or university  In case of student without lawful immigration status, filed an affidavit with institution stating that he/she has filed an application to legalize status or will file as soon as he or she is eligible 21
  • AB 540 Students may be: Students who are undocumented Students who are U.S. citizens, but who are not CA residents  Usually dependent students living in the state whose parents are not CA residents In either case, the students must meet the AB 540 criteria on the previous slide 22
  • AB 130Became effective for the 2012-13 yearAllows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for & receive private scholarships administered by the public colleges and universities, including  scholarships funded through private donors  alumni contributions  individual departmental effortsFor information about how and when to apply, AB 540 students must contact their financial aid offices 23
  • AB 131•Became effective January 1, 2013 as part of the 2012-13 year• Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to  Apply for & receive institutional grants like UC Grant, State University Grant, Educational Opportunity Program (CSU) and Educational Opportunity Program & Services (CCC)  Apply for & receive Board of Governors fee waivers at the California Community Colleges  For 2013-14 year - Apply for & receive state financial aid, including Cal Grants and Chafee Foster Youth Grants for use at24 eligible public and private institutions
  • www.csac.ca.gov 25
  • www.caldreamact.org 26
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  • Once application is signed and all entries arecorrect, the application information will be sent toall colleges listed on the applicationMore colleges can be added by reentering theapplication and adding the colleges. 37
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