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  • Five types of financial aid available Grants: free money, usually awarded on the basis of financial need (often as determined by the FAFSA)Scholarships: free money, awarded on varying criteria depending on who is donating the moneyWork-study: federal or state program where students can work, usually on campus, and the money made does not count against you in next year’s FAFSA Student loans: borrowed money, must be repaid! Savings
  • ACG (Academic Competitiveness Grant): students who have already received ACG grants can still get funded this year, but no new applicants will receive funding SMART (National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent) Grant: same as ACG
  • FAFSA is required to qualify for ANY OF THESE FUNDS!Pell grant limit: $5,550 annual limitFSEOG (Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant): campus-based grant, funds awarded by institution, between $100 - $4,000 annuallyLEAP (Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership): campus based grant, maximum award for Utah is $2,500 (federally, the max is $5,000, but states can impose lower limits) TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education): intended for people who teach f/t within 8 years of graduation @ a Title I school, annual max award $4,000; if students don’t fulfill the teaching component, the grant turns into a loan and the student must repay itUCOPE (Utah Centennial Opportunity Program for Education): campus based grant, annual award between $300 and $5,000, only for residents of UtahIraq & Afghanistan Service Grant: $5,550 max, one time only, for students whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/2001, and who, at the time of the parent's or guardian's death were less than 24 years old or were enrolled at least part-time at an institution of higher education. The grant is for students who are not Pell-eligible. Students may receive up to $5,550. The payment is adjusted for less-than-full-time study
  • As of July 1, 2010, all student loans come directly from the federal government through a program called Federal Direct. For Stafford loans, you might qualify for “subsidized” loans—this means the government will pay the interest on your loan while you’re in school. These are awarded depending on “financial need” (and we’ll get to that in more detail when we talk about the FAFSA). Just about anyone will qualify for an unsubsidized Stafford loan (where the student is responsible for paying the interest accrued while in school)Perkins: potential forgiveness program Private loans are made by banks, credit unions, or other financial entities. They often have fewer borrower protections than federal loans, so use all the federal loans available to you before turning to private loans. Usually carry higher interest ratesNo deferments/forbearances
  • Free Application for Federal Student AidRequired for all Federal Financial AidGrantsWork-studyFederal Loan ProgramsMany scholarships now require it too!Fill it out online at: www.fafsa.govYou will need your financial information for thisIf you are a “dependent” student, you will need your parents’ informationE-sign using a PIN! Get yours at www.pin.ed.govAvailable in English and Spanish
  • Note: Professional judgments are COMPLETELY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICER! There is no particular case that guarantees the student any particular outcome. Also, students may be asked for additional documentation to prove their case (e.g., letter from counselors to verify the student has been a victim of child abuse, etc.)
  • Everyone attending MUST do the survey! This is not optional. Just have everyone log on and fill it out (takes about 5 minutes).
  • Any questions?
  • Fall 2011 NT4CM

    1. 1. National Training For Counselors and Mentors <br />Fall 2011 <br />A UHEAA Presentation<br />NT4CM<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />DWS – Economist’s Update<br />USOE – Counselor’s Update<br />Financial Aid Update<br />What’s changed? <br />FAFSA Updates<br />UtahFutures<br />Updates<br />Advanced Admin Tools<br />Q& A<br />
    3. 3. Show Me the Best Jobs!<br />Labor Market Trends<br />
    4. 4. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Making a Career Choice<br />Abilities<br />Supply<br />Interest<br />INFORMATION<br />Needs<br />Demand<br />
    5. 5. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Things to Remember<br />1. Based on Employment Trends<br />2. We don’t have a crystal ball<br />3. We don’t ask employers<br />4. Supply and Demand<br />5. All occupations will have openings<br />
    6. 6. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Things to Remember<br />6. Location, Location, Location<br />7. Wages are Important<br />8. Growth and Replacements<br />9. Change is Constant<br />10. Education Pays<br />
    7. 7. Supply and Demand<br />Occupational Projections represent only anticipated labor market demand.<br />
    8. 8. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Economics 101<br />Labor Markets reflect both supply AND demand.<br />Supply information is very difficult to obtain.<br />There may be lots of “demand” but lots of “supply,” too.<br />Although we produce long-term projections every two years to account for a changing economy, the underlying trends have not changed significantly in recent years.<br />
    9. 9. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Openings come from:<br />Growth in the economy.<br />Need to replace workers who leave the occupation.<br />
    10. 10. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Let’s Talk Trends<br />
    11. 11. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Here and Across the Nation<br />These two occupational groups standout:<br />Medical/Healthcare<br />Technical, Computer-Related<br />
    12. 12. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />The Baby Boomer Effect<br />Boomers are getting older and will require more healthcare.<br />Boomers are starting to retire—increasing demand for replacement workers.<br />
    13. 13. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Computers and Technology<br />Computers do more and more.<br />Workers are needed to program, repair and design them.<br />
    14. 14. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Bigger and Bigger. . .<br />The share of jobs that require formal education beyond high school is growing.<br />
    15. 15. Utah Job Openings by Training Level, 2008 – 2018<br />Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />
    16. 16. Utah Occupations with the Highest 2008 Employment <br />Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />
    17. 17. Utah Occupations Annual Openings<br />2008-2018<br />Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />
    18. 18. Utah Fastest Growing Utah Occupations <br />With 100 or More Annual Openings, 2008 - 2018<br />Annual<br />Rate of<br />Growth<br />Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />
    19. 19. Highest Paying Utah Occupations with 100 or More Annual Openings, 2008 - 2018<br />Number of<br />Annual Openings<br />Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />
    20. 20. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Making Sense of the numbers. . .<br />Our “Star Ratings” can be a guide.<br />
    21. 21. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Things to Remember<br />1. Jobs are rated 0-5 Stars<br />2. “Five Star” is the Best<br />3. Based on Employment Outlook<br />4. Based on Wages<br />5. Applied by Training Level<br />
    22. 22. Bachelor’s Degree or Higher<br />Chief Executives<br />Pharmacists<br />Lawyers<br />Computer and Information Systems Managers<br />Dentists, General<br />Sales Managers<br />Financial Managers<br />Computer Software Engineers, Applications<br />Medical and Health Services Managers<br />Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software<br />Civil Engineers<br />Construction Managers<br />Mechanical Engineers<br />Computer Programmers<br />General and Operations Managers<br />Physical Therapists<br />Internists, General<br />Family and General Practitioners<br />Petroleum Engineers<br />Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary<br />Physician Assistants<br />Marketing Managers<br />Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School<br />Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers<br />Biomedical Engineers<br />Database Administrators<br />Industrial Engineers<br />Biochemists and Biophysicists<br />Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Five Star Jobs<br />
    23. 23. More than High SchoolLess than a Bachelor’s<br />Dental Hygienists<br />Registered Nurses<br />Diagnostic Medical Sonographers<br />Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation<br />Medical Equipment Repairers<br />Respiratory Therapists<br />Insurance Sales Agents<br />Radiologic Technologists and Technicians<br />Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Five Star Jobs<br />
    24. 24. Long-Term On-the-Job Training<br />First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers<br />Sales Representatives, Technical<br />First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers<br />Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers<br />First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives<br />Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators<br />Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers<br />Purchasing Agents<br />First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers<br />Sales Representatives, Nontechnical<br />Sheet Metal Workers<br />Food Service Managers<br />First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers<br />Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Five Star Jobs<br />
    25. 25. Short/Moderate Term On-the-Job Training<br />Loan Officers<br />Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators<br />Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer<br />Subway and Streetcar Operators<br />Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters<br />Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs<br />Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks<br />Advertising Sales Agents<br />Postal Service Mail Carriers<br />Correctional Officers and Jailers<br />Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers<br />Painters, Construction and Maintenance<br />Pharmacy Technicians<br />Maintenance and Repair Workers, General<br />Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks<br />Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation<br />Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers<br />Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors<br />Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers<br />Loan Interviewers and Clerks<br />Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Five Star Jobs<br />
    26. 26. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Be Careful!<br />A “five-star” Bachelor’s-Degree-or-Higher job will pay much better than a “five-star” on-the-job training occupation.<br />
    27. 27. Why Earn a Degree?<br />
    28. 28. Education Pays - Utah<br />Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />
    29. 29. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />Location, location, location<br />Where you live affects the kind of occupations that will be available.<br />
    30. 30. Utah Department of Workforce Services.<br />On the Local Level. . .<br />Localized data is available—but only for the largest counties.<br />Remember fewer occupational choices are available outside the Wasatch Front.<br />Not as many technical occupations available.<br />As rural Utah continues to grow, a wider variety of occupations will become available.<br />For info on your area, see our jobs.utah.gov/wi<br />
    31. 31. Utah State Office of Education <br />Counselor Update<br />Dawn Stevenson <br />
    32. 32. SEOP:Plan for College and Career Readiness<br />August 9, 2011 message from Lillian Tsosie-Jensen<br />Start to think about it/use it this year<br />Official change 2012-13<br />Joint statement from USOE and USHE<br />
    33. 33.
    34. 34.
    35. 35. What does CCR mean?<br />Key Cognitive Strategies<br />Intellectual openness, inquisitiveness, analysis, reasoning and argumentation, interpretation, precision and accuracy, problem solving<br />Academic Behaviors<br />Self-awareness, self-knowledge, and self-control, metacognition, study skills<br />Academic Knowledge and Skills<br />Writing, research, English, Math, Science, Social science, world language, and the arts <br />Contextual Skills and Awareness<br />Understand the system and culture<br />David T. Conley, Redefining College Readiness, Gates Foundation, 2007<br />
    36. 36.
    37. 37. WWC Practice Guide<br />
    38. 38. 5 Recommendations<br />Offer courses and curricula that prepare students for college-level (community college without remediation), and ensure that students understand what constitutes college ready curriculum by 9th grade<br />Utilize assessment measures throughout high school so that students are aware of how prepared they are for college, and assist them in overcoming deficiencies.<br />
    39. 39. 5 recommendations, cont.<br />3. Surround students with adults and peers who build and support college-going aspirations<br />4. Engage and Assist students in completing critical steps for college entry<br />5. Increase families’ financial awareness and help students apply for financial aid.<br />
    40. 40.
    41. 41. Ready, Set . . . <br />6th Grade SEOP Goals and Activities (optional)<br />
    42. 42. Getting Started<br />7th and 8th Grade SEOP Goals<br />
    43. 43. Looking Deeper<br />9th and 10th Grade SEOP Goals<br />
    44. 44. Next Steps<br />11th and 12th Grade SEOP Goals<br />
    45. 45. Where do I find the Practice Guide?<br />CCGP Web page, publications http://schools.utah.gov/cte/guidance_publications.html<br />In the appendix of the Strengthening the Senior Year: College and Career Readiness<br />
    46. 46. Components of College and Career Advising<br />Nurture college aspirations<br />Advance academic planning<br />Ensure enrichment and extracurricular engagement<br />Enable College and career exploration and selection processes<br />Promote college and career assessments<br />Provide college affordability planning<br />Increase understanding about college and career admission processes<br />Make the transition for high school graduation to college enrollment<br />
    47. 47. Financial Aid <br />
    48. 48.
    49. 49. Grants<br />
    50. 50. Extinct Grants <br />ACG <br />SMART<br />LEAP (unfunded)<br />
    51. 51. Current Grants<br /><ul><li> Pell
    52. 52. FSEOG
    53. 53. TEACH
    54. 54. HESSP (formerly UCOPE)
    55. 55. Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant</li></li></ul><li>Scholarships<br />
    56. 56. UtahFutures & Scholarships<br />Local Scholarship feature <br />Please send us scholarships that aren’t currently in the search so we can add them! <br />Adding ability for regional searches on UtahFutures <br />
    57. 57. USHE Scholarships <br />
    58. 58. Scholarship Contact Information<br />April 21, 2010<br />55<br />New Century<br />newcentury@utahsbr.edu<br />801-321-7221<br />Regents’ Scholarship<br />regentsscholarship@utahsbr.edu<br />801-321-7294 (students and parents)<br />801-321-7159 (school personnel)<br />
    59. 59. Student Loans<br />
    60. 60. Student Loans<br />Federal Loan Programs<br />Stafford Loan<br />PLUS Loan<br />Perkins<br />Private/Alternative Loans<br />
    61. 61. Savings<br />
    62. 62. Utah’s official and only 529 college savings plan<br />A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged program to save for higher education expenses.<br />59<br />What Is The Utah Educational Savings Plan?<br />Administered by the Utah State Board of Regents and the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority<br />Direct-sold programA nonprofit agency<br />
    63. 63. Use of the Money<br />Qualified Higher Education Expenses<br /><ul><li>Funds can cover tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, and required equipment
    64. 64. Use at any educational institution (including college, technical school, or graduate school in the United States or abroad) that participates in federal financial aid programs for students, not just in Utah (for a list of qualified schools, see fafsa.ed.gov)</li></ul>60<br />
    65. 65. Tax Benefits<br /><ul><li>Earnings exempt from federal and Utah state income tax if used for qualified higher education expenses
    66. 66. Utah state income tax credit per beneficiary can be claimed up to the following amounts:</li></li></ul><li>FAFSA<br />Free Application for Federal Student Aid<br />
    67. 67. FAFSA Overview<br /><ul><li>Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    68. 68. Required for all Federal Financial Aid</li></ul>Grants<br />Work-study<br />Federal Loan Programs<br /><ul><li>Fill it out online at: www.fafsa.gov
    69. 69. E-sign using a PIN! </li></ul>Get yours at www.pin.ed.gov<br /><ul><li>Available in English and Spanish
    70. 70. IRS Data Retrieval
    71. 71. Skip logic for questions</li></li></ul><li>Unusual Circumstances<br />“Professional Judgment”<br />Dependency overrides<br />Parent lost a job<br />Medical expenses that weren’t covered by insurance<br />Parents divorced<br />Cannot get parents’ info<br />Any other unusual changes <br />
    72. 72. Sample Award Packages<br />
    73. 73. UtahFutures<br />
    74. 74. Major Updates<br />Learning Express Library<br />High School version now standard<br />Green Jobs listing <br />Course Planner Editor <br />New available account types: <br />Parent accounts <br />Advisor accounts <br />
    75. 75. Evaluation <br />This training funded by College Access Challenge Grant <br />Help us bring you more training in the future! <br />www.surveymonkey.com/s/fall2011training<br />
    76. 76. Find more information at<br />www.HigherEdUtah.org<br />www.facebook.com/uheaa<br />www.youtube.com/uheaa<br />www.twitter.com/uheaa<br />
    77. 77.
    78. 78. UHEAA Outreach<br />Michelle Riddle<br />mriddle@utahsbr.edu<br />(801) 321-7145<br />Sumiko Martinez<br />smartinez@utahsbr.edu<br />(801) 366-8477<br />
    79. 79. Brought to you by<br />Paid for by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. <br />

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