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Welcome to the
  • Michigan High School CounselorVideo Conference
  • November 14, 2006

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Federal Update
  • Rick Shipman
  • Michigan State University
  • November 14, 2006

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What is Federal Financial Aid?
  • Grant Programs
  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • National Science and Math Access to Retain Talent
    (SMART) Grant
  • Work Program
  • Work-Study
  • Loan Programs
  • Perkins Loan
  • Stafford Loans
  • Federal Family Education Loan
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • PLUS Loans

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How to Apply
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Paper application
  • Web-based
    application
  • (to file online parent student need a
    Personal Identification Number or PIN)

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PIN Web Site
  • PIN serves as electronic signature on ED
    documents, including electronic promissory notes.
  • PIN is used to gain access to ED systems,
    including
  • Corrections on the Web
  • NSLDS
  • Direct Loan Origination
  • Direct Loan Servicing
  • Loan Consolidation.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Initial step in the application process
  • Core document to apply for financial aid
  • Used to calculate an Expected Family Contribution
    (EFC)
  • Confirms certain eligibility requirements

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Completing the FAFSA
  • Information requested
  • Step 1 Student demographic information
  • Step 2 Student financial information
  • Step 3 Dependency status questions
  • Step 4 Parent financial information
  • Step 5 Independent student household
    information
  • Step 6 List of schools to receive results
  • Step 7 Signatures and certifications

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Completing the FAFSA
  • More than 88 of FAFSAs are now filed online.
  • The FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) Worksheet has been
    redesigned to help filers with FOTW.
  • FOTW Worksheet is in the order that the questions
    appear on FOTW the paper FAFSA is not.

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Completing the FAFSA
  • FOTW Worksheets will be sent to schools to
    replace paper FAFSAs.
  • FOTW Worksheets will be in an 8 page booklet,
    just like FAFSAs.
  • FOTW Worksheets may not be used as FAFSAs!
  • If you need more forms, you can order them by
    calling 1-877-4EDSPUBS or online at
    http//www.fsapubs.org/.

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How Is The Data Used?
  • In a statutory formula called the Federal
    Methodology
  • Looks at income, assets, and size of family to
    determine familys ability to pay for education
  • Result is called the Expected Family Contribution
    (EFC)

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Changes in FAFSA 2007-08
  • More than 88 of FAFSAs are now filed online.
  • View a draft of the Worksheet on the Web at the
    URL below.

www.ifap.ed.gov - Click on FAFSAs and Renewal
FAFSAs link under Publications
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FAFSA on the Web (FOTW)
  • Certification page will require students to agree
    not to disclose their PIN to anyone.
  • Parents with multiple children in college will be
    able to transfer their information to other
    childrens applications.

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Demonstration Site for FOTW
  • Available in December 2006
  • FAFSADEMO.TEST.ED.GOV
  • User Name EDDEMO
  • Password FAFSATEST

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With Electronic Signatures
  • It is not necessary to print and sign a paper
    signature page if both the dependent student and
    parent(s) have a federal PIN.
  • The PINs are entered as part of the FOTW
    completion process and replace a pen and paper
    signature form.

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Without Electronic Signatures
  • If both the dependent student and parent(s) do
    not have PINs, they must provide a signature page
    for the signatures and mail it.
  • It is permissible for the student or parent
    applicant to sign electronically with a PIN and
    the other to submit a paper signature form.
  • Signature page must be received within 14 days.
  • If signature page is not received by the federal
    government within 14 days, the applicant receives
    a signature page in the mail which must be must
    be signed and resubmitted.

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Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • The SAR summarizes the data provided on the FAFSA
    as well as the federal calculations and is sent
    to the applicant.
  • Paper SARs will be on yellow paper.
  • Only last 4 digits of parents SSN will display
    on paper and electronic SARs.
  • Displays official EFC.
  • Submit to college only if requested.
  • Paper application without students e-mail
    address will result in paper Student Aid Report
    (SAR).
  • Paper application with students e-mail address
    will result in e-mail with Web site for SAR on
    the Web.

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Corrections on the Web
  • Available regardless if original application was
    paper or electronic.
  • Students PIN required to access.
  • Parents must have PIN to correct parent
    information.
  • Pop-up message will appear when student tries to
    correct transaction already corrected by a school.

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Avoid Errors!
  • Errors on the FAFSA or supplemental forms may
    delay application processing and result in the
    loss of financial aid funds.
  • Encourage students/parents to read the
    instructions and complete the forms carefully!

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Independent Student Criteria
  • Born before January 1, 1984
  • Working on a masters or doctorate program
  • Married
  • Has child(ren)/dependents for whom he/she
    provides more than half the support
  • Both parents are deceased
  • Is/was a ward of the court until age 18
  • Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or currently
    serving on Active duty in the US Armed Forces for
    purposes other than training
  • Most high school students will not be independent
    but, in extraordinary circumstances, the college
    aid administrator can override dependency.
    Contact the college aid office for help.

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Types of Federal Aid Grants
  • FAFSA required for all federal grants
  • Pell Grant Program
  • Undergraduates pursuing first baccalaureate
    degree
  • 400 to 4,050 per year currently
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Undergraduates pursuing first baccalaureate
    degree
  • Awarded first to students with exceptional
    financial need (i.e., students with the lowest
    EFCs at that school)
  • Priority to Federal Pell Grant recipients
  • 100 to 4,000 per year

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Types of Federal Aid Grants
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • Began 7/1/06
  • For Pell eligible US Citizens
  • A 3.0 GPA required beyond the freshman level
  • ACG is for freshmen and sophomores who completed
    a rigorous HS curriculum
  • Freshmen get 750 sophomores 1,300

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Types of Federal Aid Grants
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • ED provides 5 categories of rigorous curricula
  • State established advanced or honors program
  • State Scholars Initiative
  • A curriculum similar to State Scholars
  • Completion of at least 2 AP courses with 3 scores
    or 2 IB courses with 4 scores
  • State designated program
  • State Scholars Initiative
  • 4 Years of English
  • 3 Years of Math
  • 3 Years of Science
  • 3 Years of Social Studies
  • 1 Year of Foreign Language
  • Michigans newly adopted Michigan Merit Standard
  • Next slide

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Types of Federal Aid ACG
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Types of Federal Aid Grants
  • SMART Grant
  • Began 7/1/06
  • For Pell eligible US Citizens
  • 3.0 GPA required beyond the freshman level
  • For junior/senior students in specific majors
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Foreign Language,
    Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences,
    Technology
  • 4,000 per year

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Types of Federal Aid Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Undergraduate or graduate students
  • Must file FAFSA to be eligible
  • Priority to those with exceptional need
  • Interest rate is 5
  • Nine-month grace period
  • Deferment and cancellation provisions available
  • Up to 4,000 per year for undergraduates 6,000
    for graduates

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Types of Federal Aid Loans
  • Federal Stafford Loan
  • Must file FAFSA to be eligible
  • Annual loan limits (Current/after June 07)
  • 2,625/3,500 for Freshmen
  • 3,500/4,500 for Sophomores
  • 5,500 for Juniors and Seniors
  • 18,500/20,500 (each year of graduate/professiona
    l study)
  • Subsidized must demonstrate need
  • Unsubsidized need is not a consideration
  • 6.8 fixed interest rate as of 7/1/2006 - 10 year
    repayment

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Types of Federal Aid Loans
  • Federal Grad PLUS
  • Required to file FAFSA
  • Creditworthiness determined by lender
  • Cosigner may be required
  • Loan limit is cost of education minus other aid
  • Repayment begins approximately 60 days after loan
    fully disbursed
  • In-school deferments readily available
  • 7.9/8.5 fixed interest - 10 year repayment

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Types of Federal Aid Loans
  • Federal Parent PLUS
  • Not required to file FAFSA
  • Creditworthiness determined by lender
  • Cosigner may be required
  • Loan limit is cost of education minus other aid
  • Repayment begins approximately 60 days after
    funds are fully disbursed
  • 7.9/8.5 fixed interest - 10 year repayment

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Types of Federal Aid Work
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Employment during school
  • Reimburses employer for a percentage of student
    earnings
  • Non-profit jobs only (on or off campus)
  • Income is taxable (state and federal)
  • Excluded from students total income on next
    years FAFSA
  • Program varies from school to school

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Supplemental Forms
  • Institutional application
  • Stafford loan application
  • Parent/Grad PLUS Loan application
  • CSS Financial Aid PROFILE (school aid)

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Counselor Resources
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid
    Administrators
  • WWW.NASFAA.ORG
  • Counseling Tools
  • Student Aid on the Web
  • WWW.STUDENTAID.ED.GOV
  • FSA for Counselors
  • http//ifap.ed.gov/FSACounselors/clcf/main.html
  • Online information for middle school, high school
    and TRIO counselors

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Counselor Resources
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More Resources
  • The Financial Aid Information Page
  • WWW.FINAID.ORG
  • Accurate and Comprehensive Information
  • Links to Free Scholarship Searches
  • Scholarship Scam Alerts
  • Financial Aid Consultant Guide
  • Loan Calculators
  • Strategies--Maximizing Aid Eligibility
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions?
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A national award-winning non-profit Bryan
Taylor November 14, 2006
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3 Ways to Make Your Job Easier
  • College Goal Sunday
  • EduGuides
  • Professional Development

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1. College Goal Sunday
  • Do the FAFSA
  • February 11, 2007
  • 27 regions
  • 300 volunteers
  • 4,000 scholarships
  • Flyers posters shipped in December

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1. College Goal Sunday
  • To Do
  • Place a link
  • Hand out flyers
  • Promote the event

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2. EduGuides
  • My daughter was scheduling her classes when
    I came across your EduGuide. A teacher had
    recommended it. I didnt know there was so much
    info on what to do. From a parents perspective
    this is exactly what you need. Ill be following
    up with my daughters counselor to talk about
    what we need to do differently.
  • Laurie Curtis, Caro mother

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Expert Advice at Every Step
  • Preschool Elementary Middle
    High College
  • With official MDE guidance info
  • More than one million annual copies

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2. EduGuides
  • To Do
  • Distribute
  • Ask district if you dont receive copies
  • Order College EduGuide
  • Link

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3. Professional Development
  • This session touched me. My students will
    benefit from all Bryan talked about.
  • Kris Hubbard,Teacher

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3. Professional Development
  • Parents and teachers
  • Focused on overcoming family problems to boost
    achievement on new merit curriculum
  • More than 3-in-4 rate as better than most PD
  • More than 4-in-5 leave with specific action steps
  • Matching grants
  • Call for info

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3 Ways to Make Your Job Easier
  • College Goal Sunday
  • EduGuides
  • Professional Development

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Questions?
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GEAR UP/ COLLEGE DAY PROGRAMMichigan Dept. of
Labor and Economic Growth
  • YEAR 1
  • July 21, 2006 July 20, 2007
  • Funded by U. S. Department of Education
  • and State of Michigan
  • Sheree Price
  • November 14, 2006

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Grant Award Notification
  • 18 million dollars for 6 years
  • 9 million dedicated to scholarships
  • 9 million dedicated to early intervention and
    administrative costs
  • Continued annual funding contingent upon the
    projects performance during the year
  • Submit an annual Work Plan inclusive of
    benchmarks, activities and time line
  • Submit an annual Budget for the program

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Cohort Approach
  • States that opt to serve a cohort must provide
    services to all students in the participating
    grade levels at a school, rather than a selected
    group of students. Services must be provided to
    a cohort starting no later than the 7th grade and
    continuing through high school.

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Cohort Approach
  • A cohort must
  • Serve all the students in a particular grade
    level(s) at a participating school(s) that has a
    7th grade and in which at least 50 percent of the
    students are eligible for free or reduced-price
    lunch under the National School Lunch Act.
  • or

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Cohort Approach
  • 2) If an eligible entity determines that it would
    promote, the effectiveness of the program, an
    entire grade level of students beginning not
    later than the 7th grade, who reside in a public
    housing as defined in section 3(b) (1) of the
    United States Housing Act of 1937) may receive
    services.

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Early College Awareness
  • Set high expectations and high standards for all
    students
  • Encourage students to work hard and get the best
    grades they can
  • Help students find people to support positive
    goals
  • Encourage students to take college prep courses
  • Help students learn that financial aid is
    available.

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GU/CD Goal
  • Early Intervention Component
  • To ensure that all GEAR UP students receive the
    academic preparation, social support, and
    guidance necessary to succeed in college and the
    workforce.

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Early Intervention Services
  • Sites are required to provide early college
    preparation and awareness services
  • Mentoring
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Outreach
  • GU/CD Pledge
  • Career Preparation
  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities
  • Tutoring 

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Objectives
  • Objective 1 Increase access to information for
    parents, students, educators and administrators
    regarding the benefits and accessibility of
    postsecondary education in Michigan.

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Objectives
  • Objective 2 Raise awareness of students and
    parents knowledge of financial aid
    opportunities for postsecondary study.

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Objectives
  • Objective 3 Raise academic standards and
    expectations. Ensure that GU/CD students receive
    the academic preparation, social support and
    guidance necessary to succeed in college and the
    workforce.

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Objectives
  • Objective 4 Increase professional development
    opportunities for teachers, counselors and GU/CD
    staff.

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Contact
  • GEAR UP/College Day Program
  • 201 N. Washington Sq.
  • 3rd Floor Victor Office Center
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • (517) 373-9700

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Staff
  • Rudy Redmond, Manager
  • redmondrc_at_michigan.gov
  • Patrick Melia, GU/CD Coordinator
  • meliap_at_michigan.gov
  • Sheree Price, GU/CD Coordinator
  • prices1_at_michigan.gov
  • Dawn Marsh, GU/CD Analyst
  • marshd_at_michigan.gov

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Saving for College in Michigan
Diane Brewer November 14, 2006
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2007 Enrollment
  • MET 8 Month Enrollment
  • 2007 MET Enrollment
  • October 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007
  • April 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007
  • Increased pricing for Contract Purchases After
    January 31, 2007
  • Monthly Purchase Early Payment Discount

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WHATS NEW
  • MET recognized as a Parental Asset for Financial
    Aid (prior to July 1, 2006 recognized as a
    Student Resource) contract value equal to average
    or lowest tuition
  • 529 plans MET and MESP provided permanent Federal
    Income tax-free treatment
  • MET time to use benefits extended to 15 years
  • MESP Match Funds Approved for 2006-07

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Matching Grant
  • The State will match 1 for every 3 contributed
  • Maximum 200 per beneficiary
  • Requirements -- when the MESP account is opened
  • Beneficiary must be 6 years old or younger
  • Beneficiary must reside in Michigan
  • Household income of the beneficiarys custodial
    parent(s) must be 80,000 (AGI) or less
  • Available only the 1st year the beneficiary is
    enrolled in the program
  • State ultimately determines who is eligible
  • Proceeds are invested in the TIAA-CREF
    Institutional Bond Fund
  • For tuition only

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  • MET Contract Options
  • Three Types of Contracts
  • Full Benefits
  • Limited Benefits
  • Community College
  • MESP Investment Options
  • Seven Investment Options
  • Age Based
  • Conservative option
  • Moderate option
  • Aggressive option
  • Principal Plus Interest
  • 100 Fixed Income
  • 100 Equity
  • Balanced

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  • Similarities
  • Benefits of Internal Revenue Code Section 529
  • State Federal Tax Exemption on Qualified WDs
  • State Income Tax Deduction for Contributions
  • Transfer Contracts/Accounts Among Siblings
  • Gift Tax Exemption
  • Payroll Deduction, ACH or Coupon Payments
  • MET MESP can be used separately or together
  • Enroll Online www.setwithmet.com or
    www.misaves.com

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  • Differences
  • MET - Prepay Tuition Mandatory Fees
  • MESP - Save for all Qualified Higher Education
    Expenses
  • MET - Pays Tuition Mandatory Fees at MI Public
    Two- or Four-Year College (Refund amount portable
    to attend MI Private or eligible Out-of-State
    College)
  • MESP - Account Balance can be used to pay for
    Total Qualified Expenses at any eligible college
    in the nation

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  • Differences (cont.)
  • MET - Prepay with Monthly Installments, Payroll
    Deduction, ACH or Lump Sum - Ignore Rising
    Tuition
  • MESP - Save as Much as 235,000. Deposit as
    little as 25 (15 if payroll deduction)
  • MET - Purchase for MI Child, Newborn to 12th
    Grade, Allowed 15 years to use contract
  • MESP - Open Account for Anyone No Age Limit, No
    Residency Requirement

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Student Financial Services BureauOffice of
Scholarships and GrantsCarla FoltynTom
Freeland November 14, 2006
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • All State of Michigan scholarship and grant
    programs housed in one office.
  • OSG administers 14 different programs for
    students.
  • OSG staff is dedicated and committed to helping
    students.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Programs Administered
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship
  • Michigan Tuition Grant
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Michigan Nursing Scholarship
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
  • Work-Study Undergraduate
  • Work-Study Graduate
  • Adult Part-Time Grant (APTG)
  • Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant (MEOG)
  • GEAR-UP Michigan!
  • GEAR-UP College Day
  • LEAP
  • Paul Douglas Teachers Scholarship (repayments
    only)

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship
  • Maximum award 1,300 for 2006-07
  • Based on need and qualifying ACT score
  • Qualifying ACT score 90 (sum of four tests)
  • Composite score 23
  • Best to have seniors complete ACT test by
    December test date
  • Insure students social security number on ACT
    document
  • Priority date to file FAFSA March 1, 2007

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Tuition Grant
  • Need based
  • Private college specific
  • Minimum annual award - 2,100 for applications
    received up to July 1, 2007 (for academic year
    2006-07

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Tuition Grant and Michigan Competitive
    Scholarship
  • Both need based
  • 2007-08 FAFSA is yellow
  • State residency
  • 18 students MI
  • 68 parents MI
  • Question 24 year in college must be answered
    0 for high school seniors
  • List Michigan college for consideration
  • List preferred college first

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • 3,000 maximum award (2,500 high school and up
    to 500 middle school)
  • High school amount is based on MEAP test scores
  • Level 1 or 2 in math
  • Level 1 or 2 in science
  • Level 1 or 2 in writing
  • Level 1 or 2 in reading
  • Must take all four high school tests to be
    considered for a Merit award.
  • Only students who earn a high school award are
    eligible for a middle school award.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Alternate A 1 or 2 in two MEAP areas combined
    with qualifying ACT or SAT score
  • ACT 24
  • SAT 1170
  • Or

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Alternate B 1 or 2 in two MEAP areas combined
    with qualifying scores on WorkKeys Job Skills
    Assessment Tests
  • Reading for Information
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Writing

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Grade 12 seniors (Class of 2007)
  • Encourage students to re-test in MEAP (Not MME)
  • MEAP testing will be from March 12-30. Check
    with your MEAP coordinator to see when your
    school will be administering the tests

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Grade 11 Juniors (Class of 2008)
  • All juniors MUST take the Michigan Merit Exam
    (MME)
  • Students must take ALL parts of the MME to be
    considered eligible for a Merit award

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Grades 11 and 12 Spring Administration
  • March 13 ACT Plus Writing
  • March 14 WorkKeys, reading Michigan
    mathematics
  • March 14-21 Michigan science and social studies
    (augmented)
  • March 27 Makeup ACT Plus Writing
  • March 28 Makeup WorkKeys Michigan mathematics
  • March 28- April 4 Makeup Michigan science and
    social studies

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Deadline for the class of 2006 to certify is
    November 15, 2006, to use funds during the 06-07
    academic year.
  • Deadline for the class of 2007 to certify is
    November 15, 2007.
  • Class of 2007 awards are subject to approved and
    available funding.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Phase I Pays up to 80 semester or 120 term
    credits toward an Associates Degree or
    Certificate
  • Not all 4-year schools offer Associates Degree
    programs and, therefore, cannot participate in
    Phase I.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Phase II Pays up to 2,000 for credits earned
    in a 4-year program at a Michigan degree-granting
    college or university. (Must have 56
    transferable semester or 84 transferable term
    credits or an Associates Degree or Certificate.)
  • Phase II Must be completed within 30 months of
    completion of Phase I.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Must have been Medicaid eligible for 24 months
    out of a 36 consecutive month period.
  • May be identified as early as sixth grade
  • (age 12)
  • Contact OSG if you suspect a student is eligible
    and has not received a letter.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Nursing Scholarship (MNS)
  • Available for undergraduate and graduate study
  • Award maximum - 4,000 per year
  • Renewable
  • Colleges select recipients
  • Selection criteria some colleges use GPA and
    some use need
  • Contact college to apply directly
  • There is a work requirement that awardees must
    complete or the scholarship reverts to a loan

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Campus-Based Programs
  • State allocates lump sums to colleges and
    colleges select eligible students for these
    programs
  • Michigan Work-Study (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant (MEOG)
  • Michigan Adult Part-Time Grant (APTG)

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
  • Merit-based award
  • Maximum award - 1,500
  • Renewable for up to 4 years
  • January OSG sends nomination form to each high
    school principal and guidance office requesting
    each school to nominate one student for the
    award.
  • Deadline for return of nomination form is
  • March 1st.
  • Spring OSG notifies high schools of selected
    recipients and sends certificates to schools.
  • June letter and form sent to recipients home
    address.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Summary
  • Future programs dependent on annual legislative
    initiatives and/or appropriations.
  • Stay tuned to Web site www.michigan.gov/studentai
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  • OSG customer call center (toll free)
  • 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687)
  • OSG e-mail address OSG_at_michigan.gov

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Student Financial Services BureauOutreach
ServicesStephanie BogardNovember 14, 2006
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Paying for College in Michigan
  • Promotes Michigan Financial Aid Programs
  • General Information on Federal Financial Aid
    Programs
  • Information on Applying for Financial Aid
  • Resource for Searching for Scholarships
  • College Planning Calendars for
  • Juniors and Seniors
  • Locations of Michigan Colleges
  • and Universities

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Paying for College in Michigan
  • Publication Requests
  • Telephone 1-800-642-5626, Extension 37054
  • Email sfs_at_michigan.gov
  • Fax 1-517-241-0155

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Michigan Postsecondary Handbook
  • Yearly Updates
  • Profile Pages
  • Proprietary School Program Inventory
  • CIP Code Directory
  • Occupational Programs Licensed by Other State
    Agencies
  • Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment
    Policies
  • Appendix Information

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Michigan Postsecondary Handbook
  • Every Other Year Updates
  • Two- and Four- Year Colleges and Universities
    Program Inventory
  • Distribution will begin in December 2006
  • Publication Requests
  • Contact Patty Hill
  • Telephone 1-800-642-5626, Extension 36051
  • Email hillpl_at_michigan.gov
  • Fax 1-517-241-0155

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College Access Initiative
  • Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 signed into law on
    February 8, 2006.
  • Requires guaranty agencies to promote access to
    postsecondary education
  • Career planning
  • Planning for college
  • Finding a college
  • Paying for college
  • New Web site launched on September 18, 2006
    www.going2college.org

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Michigan GEAR UP/College Day
  • Student Financial Services Bureaus role
  • Provides Financial Aid Workshops to targeted
    school districts.
  • Provides professional development opportunities
    to middle and high school counselors and
    educators.
  • Manages the Scholarship Fund.

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MGA Outreach Services
  • Outreach Activities FY 06
  • Financial Aid Presentations 58 events
  • General Financial Aid
  • Completing the FAFSA
  • Scholarship Searches and Scams
  • Early Awareness
  • Lessons in Dollars two events
  • Extreme Reality Program eight events

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MGA Outreach Services
  • Outreach Activities FY 06
  • High School and College Fairs 11 events
  • Bureau-wide Initiative
  • Five full-time staff
  • 18 volunteers
  • Training started in late January of 2005

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College Goal Sunday
  • Date
  • February 11, 2007
  • from 200 to 400 p.m.
  • Lansing site
  • Lansing Community College West Campus,
    5708 Cornerstone Drive

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College Goal Sunday
  • Opportunities
  • Individualized help from financial aid
    professionals
  • 2 computer labs available to file FAFSA on the
    Web
  • Financial aid presentation on completing the
    FAFSA and general financial aid information
  • Display booth with financial aid information

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Welcome to the
  • Michigan High School CounselorVideo Conference
  • November 14, 2006

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Federal Update
  • Rick Shipman
  • Michigan State University
  • November 14, 2006

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What is Federal Financial Aid?
  • Grant Programs
  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • National Science and Math Access to Retain Talent
    (SMART) Grant
  • Work Program
  • Work-Study
  • Loan Programs
  • Perkins Loan
  • Stafford Loans
  • Federal Family Education Loan
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • PLUS Loans

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How to Apply
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Paper application
  • Web-based
    application
  • (to file online parent student need a
    Personal Identification Number or PIN)

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PIN Web Site
  • PIN serves as electronic signature on ED
    documents, including electronic promissory notes.
  • PIN is used to gain access to ED systems,
    including
  • Corrections on the Web
  • NSLDS
  • Direct Loan Origination
  • Direct Loan Servicing
  • Loan Consolidation.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Initial step in the application process
  • Core document to apply for financial aid
  • Used to calculate an Expected Family Contribution
    (EFC)
  • Confirms certain eligibility requirements

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Completing the FAFSA
  • Information requested
  • Step 1 Student demographic information
  • Step 2 Student financial information
  • Step 3 Dependency status questions
  • Step 4 Parent financial information
  • Step 5 Independent student household
    information
  • Step 6 List of schools to receive results
  • Step 7 Signatures and certifications

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Completing the FAFSA
  • More than 88 of FAFSAs are now filed online.
  • The FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) Worksheet has been
    redesigned to help filers with FOTW.
  • FOTW Worksheet is in the order that the questions
    appear on FOTW the paper FAFSA is not.

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Completing the FAFSA
  • FOTW Worksheets will be sent to schools to
    replace paper FAFSAs.
  • FOTW Worksheets will be in an 8 page booklet,
    just like FAFSAs.
  • FOTW Worksheets may not be used as FAFSAs!
  • If you need more forms, you can order them by
    calling 1-877-4EDSPUBS or online at
    http//www.fsapubs.org/.

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How Is The Data Used?
  • In a statutory formula called the Federal
    Methodology
  • Looks at income, assets, and size of family to
    determine familys ability to pay for education
  • Result is called the Expected Family Contribution
    (EFC)

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Changes in FAFSA 2007-08
  • More than 88 of FAFSAs are now filed online.
  • View a draft of the Worksheet on the Web at the
    URL below.

www.ifap.ed.gov - Click on FAFSAs and Renewal
FAFSAs link under Publications
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FAFSA on the Web (FOTW)
  • Certification page will require students to agree
    not to disclose their PIN to anyone.
  • Parents with multiple children in college will be
    able to transfer their information to other
    childrens applications.

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Demonstration Site for FOTW
  • Available in December 2006
  • FAFSADEMO.TEST.ED.GOV
  • User Name EDDEMO
  • Password FAFSATEST

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With Electronic Signatures
  • It is not necessary to print and sign a paper
    signature page if both the dependent student and
    parent(s) have a federal PIN.
  • The PINs are entered as part of the FOTW
    completion process and replace a pen and paper
    signature form.

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Without Electronic Signatures
  • If both the dependent student and parent(s) do
    not have PINs, they must provide a signature page
    for the signatures and mail it.
  • It is permissible for the student or parent
    applicant to sign electronically with a PIN and
    the other to submit a paper signature form.
  • Signature page must be received within 14 days.
  • If signature page is not received by the federal
    government within 14 days, the applicant receives
    a signature page in the mail which must be must
    be signed and resubmitted.

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Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • The SAR summarizes the data provided on the FAFSA
    as well as the federal calculations and is sent
    to the applicant.
  • Paper SARs will be on yellow paper.
  • Only last 4 digits of parents SSN will display
    on paper and electronic SARs.
  • Displays official EFC.
  • Submit to college only if requested.
  • Paper application without students e-mail
    address will result in paper Student Aid Report
    (SAR).
  • Paper application with students e-mail address
    will result in e-mail with Web site for SAR on
    the Web.

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Corrections on the Web
  • Available regardless if original application was
    paper or electronic.
  • Students PIN required to access.
  • Parents must have PIN to correct parent
    information.
  • Pop-up message will appear when student tries to
    correct transaction already corrected by a school.

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Avoid Errors!
  • Errors on the FAFSA or supplemental forms may
    delay application processing and result in the
    loss of financial aid funds.
  • Encourage students/parents to read the
    instructions and complete the forms carefully!

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Independent Student Criteria
  • Born before January 1, 1984
  • Working on a masters or doctorate program
  • Married
  • Has child(ren)/dependents for whom he/she
    provides more than half the support
  • Both parents are deceased
  • Is/was a ward of the court until age 18
  • Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or currently
    serving on Active duty in the US Armed Forces for
    purposes other than training
  • Most high school students will not be independent
    but, in extraordinary circumstances, the college
    aid administrator can override dependency.
    Contact the college aid office for help.

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Types of Federal Aid Grants
  • FAFSA required for all federal grants
  • Pell Grant Program
  • Undergraduates pursuing first baccalaureate
    degree
  • 400 to 4,050 per year currently
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Undergraduates pursuing first baccalaureate
    degree
  • Awarded first to students with exceptional
    financial need (i.e., students with the lowest
    EFCs at that school)
  • Priority to Federal Pell Grant recipients
  • 100 to 4,000 per year

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Types of Federal Aid Grants
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • Began 7/1/06
  • For Pell eligible US Citizens
  • A 3.0 GPA required beyond the freshman level
  • ACG is for freshmen and sophomores who completed
    a rigorous HS curriculum
  • Freshmen get 750 sophomores 1,300

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Types of Federal Aid Grants
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
  • ED provides 5 categories of rigorous curricula
  • State established advanced or honors program
  • State Scholars Initiative
  • A curriculum similar to State Scholars
  • Completion of at least 2 AP courses with 3 scores
    or 2 IB courses with 4 scores
  • State designated program
  • State Scholars Initiative
  • 4 Years of English
  • 3 Years of Math
  • 3 Years of Science
  • 3 Years of Social Studies
  • 1 Year of Foreign Language
  • Michigans newly adopted Michigan Merit Standard
  • Next slide

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Types of Federal Aid ACG
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Types of Federal Aid Grants
  • SMART Grant
  • Began 7/1/06
  • For Pell eligible US Citizens
  • 3.0 GPA required beyond the freshman level
  • For junior/senior students in specific majors
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Foreign Language,
    Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences,
    Technology
  • 4,000 per year

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Types of Federal Aid Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Undergraduate or graduate students
  • Must file FAFSA to be eligible
  • Priority to those with exceptional need
  • Interest rate is 5
  • Nine-month grace period
  • Deferment and cancellation provisions available
  • Up to 4,000 per year for undergraduates 6,000
    for graduates

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Types of Federal Aid Loans
  • Federal Stafford Loan
  • Must file FAFSA to be eligible
  • Annual loan limits (Current/after June 07)
  • 2,625/3,500 for Freshmen
  • 3,500/4,500 for Sophomores
  • 5,500 for Juniors and Seniors
  • 18,500/20,500 (each year of graduate/professiona
    l study)
  • Subsidized must demonstrate need
  • Unsubsidized need is not a consideration
  • 6.8 fixed interest rate as of 7/1/2006 - 10 year
    repayment

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Types of Federal Aid Loans
  • Federal Grad PLUS
  • Required to file FAFSA
  • Creditworthiness determined by lender
  • Cosigner may be required
  • Loan limit is cost of education minus other aid
  • Repayment begins approximately 60 days after loan
    fully disbursed
  • In-school deferments readily available
  • 7.9/8.5 fixed interest - 10 year repayment

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Types of Federal Aid Loans
  • Federal Parent PLUS
  • Not required to file FAFSA
  • Creditworthiness determined by lender
  • Cosigner may be required
  • Loan limit is cost of education minus other aid
  • Repayment begins approximately 60 days after
    funds are fully disbursed
  • 7.9/8.5 fixed interest - 10 year repayment

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Types of Federal Aid Work
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Employment during school
  • Reimburses employer for a percentage of student
    earnings
  • Non-profit jobs only (on or off campus)
  • Income is taxable (state and federal)
  • Excluded from students total income on next
    years FAFSA
  • Program varies from school to school

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Supplemental Forms
  • Institutional application
  • Stafford loan application
  • Parent/Grad PLUS Loan application
  • CSS Financial Aid PROFILE (school aid)

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Counselor Resources
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid
    Administrators
  • WWW.NASFAA.ORG
  • Counseling Tools
  • Student Aid on the Web
  • WWW.STUDENTAID.ED.GOV
  • FSA for Counselors
  • http//ifap.ed.gov/FSACounselors/clcf/main.html
  • Online information for middle school, high school
    and TRIO counselors

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Counselor Resources
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More Resources
  • The Financial Aid Information Page
  • WWW.FINAID.ORG
  • Accurate and Comprehensive Information
  • Links to Free Scholarship Searches
  • Scholarship Scam Alerts
  • Financial Aid Consultant Guide
  • Loan Calculators
  • Strategies--Maximizing Aid Eligibility
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions?
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A national award-winning non-profit Bryan
Taylor November 14, 2006
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3 Ways to Make Your Job Easier
  • College Goal Sunday
  • EduGuides
  • Professional Development

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1. College Goal Sunday
  • Do the FAFSA
  • February 11, 2007
  • 27 regions
  • 300 volunteers
  • 4,000 scholarships
  • Flyers posters shipped in December

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1. College Goal Sunday
  • To Do
  • Place a link
  • Hand out flyers
  • Promote the event

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2. EduGuides
  • My daughter was scheduling her classes when
    I came across your EduGuide. A teacher had
    recommended it. I didnt know there was so much
    info on what to do. From a parents perspective
    this is exactly what you need. Ill be following
    up with my daughters counselor to talk about
    what we need to do differently.
  • Laurie Curtis, Caro mother

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Expert Advice at Every Step
  • Preschool Elementary Middle
    High College
  • With official MDE guidance info
  • More than one million annual copies

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2. EduGuides
  • To Do
  • Distribute
  • Ask district if you dont receive copies
  • Order College EduGuide
  • Link

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3. Professional Development
  • This session touched me. My students will
    benefit from all Bryan talked about.
  • Kris Hubbard,Teacher

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3. Professional Development
  • Parents and teachers
  • Focused on overcoming family problems to boost
    achievement on new merit curriculum
  • More than 3-in-4 rate as better than most PD
  • More than 4-in-5 leave with specific action steps
  • Matching grants
  • Call for info

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3 Ways to Make Your Job Easier
  • College Goal Sunday
  • EduGuides
  • Professional Development

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Questions?
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GEAR UP/ COLLEGE DAY PROGRAMMichigan Dept. of
Labor and Economic Growth
  • YEAR 1
  • July 21, 2006 July 20, 2007
  • Funded by U. S. Department of Education
  • and State of Michigan
  • Sheree Price
  • November 14, 2006

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Grant Award Notification
  • 18 million dollars for 6 years
  • 9 million dedicated to scholarships
  • 9 million dedicated to early intervention and
    administrative costs
  • Continued annual funding contingent upon the
    projects performance during the year
  • Submit an annual Work Plan inclusive of
    benchmarks, activities and time line
  • Submit an annual Budget for the program

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Cohort Approach
  • States that opt to serve a cohort must provide
    services to all students in the participating
    grade levels at a school, rather than a selected
    group of students. Services must be provided to
    a cohort starting no later than the 7th grade and
    continuing through high school.

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Cohort Approach
  • A cohort must
  • Serve all the students in a particular grade
    level(s) at a participating school(s) that has a
    7th grade and in which at least 50 percent of the
    students are eligible for free or reduced-price
    lunch under the National School Lunch Act.
  • or

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Cohort Approach
  • 2) If an eligible entity determines that it would
    promote, the effectiveness of the program, an
    entire grade level of students beginning not
    later than the 7th grade, who reside in a public
    housing as defined in section 3(b) (1) of the
    United States Housing Act of 1937) may receive
    services.

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Early College Awareness
  • Set high expectations and high standards for all
    students
  • Encourage students to work hard and get the best
    grades they can
  • Help students find people to support positive
    goals
  • Encourage students to take college prep courses
  • Help students learn that financial aid is
    available.

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GU/CD Goal
  • Early Intervention Component
  • To ensure that all GEAR UP students receive the
    academic preparation, social support, and
    guidance necessary to succeed in college and the
    workforce.

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Early Intervention Services
  • Sites are required to provide early college
    preparation and awareness services
  • Mentoring
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Outreach
  • GU/CD Pledge
  • Career Preparation
  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities
  • Tutoring 

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Objectives
  • Objective 1 Increase access to information for
    parents, students, educators and administrators
    regarding the benefits and accessibility of
    postsecondary education in Michigan.

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Objectives
  • Objective 2 Raise awareness of students and
    parents knowledge of financial aid
    opportunities for postsecondary study.

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Objectives
  • Objective 3 Raise academic standards and
    expectations. Ensure that GU/CD students receive
    the academic preparation, social support and
    guidance necessary to succeed in college and the
    workforce.

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Objectives
  • Objective 4 Increase professional development
    opportunities for teachers, counselors and GU/CD
    staff.

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Contact
  • GEAR UP/College Day Program
  • 201 N. Washington Sq.
  • 3rd Floor Victor Office Center
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • (517) 373-9700

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Staff
  • Rudy Redmond, Manager
  • redmondrc_at_michigan.gov
  • Patrick Melia, GU/CD Coordinator
  • meliap_at_michigan.gov
  • Sheree Price, GU/CD Coordinator
  • prices1_at_michigan.gov
  • Dawn Marsh, GU/CD Analyst
  • marshd_at_michigan.gov

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Questions?
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Saving for College in Michigan
Diane Brewer November 14, 2006
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2007 Enrollment
  • MET 8 Month Enrollment
  • 2007 MET Enrollment
  • October 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007
  • April 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007
  • Increased pricing for Contract Purchases After
    January 31, 2007
  • Monthly Purchase Early Payment Discount

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WHATS NEW
  • MET recognized as a Parental Asset for Financial
    Aid (prior to July 1, 2006 recognized as a
    Student Resource) contract value equal to average
    or lowest tuition
  • 529 plans MET and MESP provided permanent Federal
    Income tax-free treatment
  • MET time to use benefits extended to 15 years
  • MESP Match Funds Approved for 2006-07

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Matching Grant
  • The State will match 1 for every 3 contributed
  • Maximum 200 per beneficiary
  • Requirements -- when the MESP account is opened
  • Beneficiary must be 6 years old or younger
  • Beneficiary must reside in Michigan
  • Household income of the beneficiarys custodial
    parent(s) must be 80,000 (AGI) or less
  • Available only the 1st year the beneficiary is
    enrolled in the program
  • State ultimately determines who is eligible
  • Proceeds are invested in the TIAA-CREF
    Institutional Bond Fund
  • For tuition only

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  • MET Contract Options
  • Three Types of Contracts
  • Full Benefits
  • Limited Benefits
  • Community College
  • MESP Investment Options
  • Seven Investment Options
  • Age Based
  • Conservative option
  • Moderate option
  • Aggressive option
  • Principal Plus Interest
  • 100 Fixed Income
  • 100 Equity
  • Balanced

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  • Similarities
  • Benefits of Internal Revenue Code Section 529
  • State Federal Tax Exemption on Qualified WDs
  • State Income Tax Deduction for Contributions
  • Transfer Contracts/Accounts Among Siblings
  • Gift Tax Exemption
  • Payroll Deduction, ACH or Coupon Payments
  • MET MESP can be used separately or together
  • Enroll Online www.setwithmet.com or
    www.misaves.com

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  • Differences
  • MET - Prepay Tuition Mandatory Fees
  • MESP - Save for all Qualified Higher Education
    Expenses
  • MET - Pays Tuition Mandatory Fees at MI Public
    Two- or Four-Year College (Refund amount portable
    to attend MI Private or eligible Out-of-State
    College)
  • MESP - Account Balance can be used to pay for
    Total Qualified Expenses at any eligible college
    in the nation

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  • Differences (cont.)
  • MET - Prepay with Monthly Installments, Payroll
    Deduction, ACH or Lump Sum - Ignore Rising
    Tuition
  • MESP - Save as Much as 235,000. Deposit as
    little as 25 (15 if payroll deduction)
  • MET - Purchase for MI Child, Newborn to 12th
    Grade, Allowed 15 years to use contract
  • MESP - Open Account for Anyone No Age Limit, No
    Residency Requirement

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Questions?
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Student Financial Services BureauOffice of
Scholarships and GrantsCarla FoltynTom
Freeland November 14, 2006
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • All State of Michigan scholarship and grant
    programs housed in one office.
  • OSG administers 14 different programs for
    students.
  • OSG staff is dedicated and committed to helping
    students.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Programs Administered
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship
  • Michigan Tuition Grant
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Michigan Nursing Scholarship
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
  • Work-Study Undergraduate
  • Work-Study Graduate
  • Adult Part-Time Grant (APTG)
  • Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant (MEOG)
  • GEAR-UP Michigan!
  • GEAR-UP College Day
  • LEAP
  • Paul Douglas Teachers Scholarship (repayments
    only)

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship
  • Maximum award 1,300 for 2006-07
  • Based on need and qualifying ACT score
  • Qualifying ACT score 90 (sum of four tests)
  • Composite score 23
  • Best to have seniors complete ACT test by
    December test date
  • Insure students social security number on ACT
    document
  • Priority date to file FAFSA March 1, 2007

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Tuition Grant
  • Need based
  • Private college specific
  • Minimum annual award - 2,100 for applications
    received up to July 1, 2007 (for academic year
    2006-07

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Tuition Grant and Michigan Competitive
    Scholarship
  • Both need based
  • 2007-08 FAFSA is yellow
  • State residency
  • 18 students MI
  • 68 parents MI
  • Question 24 year in college must be answered
    0 for high school seniors
  • List Michigan college for consideration
  • List preferred college first

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • 3,000 maximum award (2,500 high school and up
    to 500 middle school)
  • High school amount is based on MEAP test scores
  • Level 1 or 2 in math
  • Level 1 or 2 in science
  • Level 1 or 2 in writing
  • Level 1 or 2 in reading
  • Must take all four high school tests to be
    considered for a Merit award.
  • Only students who earn a high school award are
    eligible for a middle school award.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Alternate A 1 or 2 in two MEAP areas combined
    with qualifying ACT or SAT score
  • ACT 24
  • SAT 1170
  • Or

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Alternate B 1 or 2 in two MEAP areas combined
    with qualifying scores on WorkKeys Job Skills
    Assessment Tests
  • Reading for Information
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Writing

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Grade 12 seniors (Class of 2007)
  • Encourage students to re-test in MEAP (Not MME)
  • MEAP testing will be from March 12-30. Check
    with your MEAP coordinator to see when your
    school will be administering the tests

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Grade 11 Juniors (Class of 2008)
  • All juniors MUST take the Michigan Merit Exam
    (MME)
  • Students must take ALL parts of the MME to be
    considered eligible for a Merit award

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Grades 11 and 12 Spring Administration
  • March 13 ACT Plus Writing
  • March 14 WorkKeys, reading Michigan
    mathematics
  • March 14-21 Michigan science and social studies
    (augmented)
  • March 27 Makeup ACT Plus Writing
  • March 28 Makeup WorkKeys Michigan mathematics
  • March 28- April 4 Makeup Michigan science and
    social studies

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
  • Deadline for the class of 2006 to certify is
    November 15, 2006, to use funds during the 06-07
    academic year.
  • Deadline for the class of 2007 to certify is
    November 15, 2007.
  • Class of 2007 awards are subject to approved and
    available funding.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Phase I Pays up to 80 semester or 120 term
    credits toward an Associates Degree or
    Certificate
  • Not all 4-year schools offer Associates Degree
    programs and, therefore, cannot participate in
    Phase I.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Phase II Pays up to 2,000 for credits earned
    in a 4-year program at a Michigan degree-granting
    college or university. (Must have 56
    transferable semester or 84 transferable term
    credits or an Associates Degree or Certificate.)
  • Phase II Must be completed within 30 months of
    completion of Phase I.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Must have been Medicaid eligible for 24 months
    out of a 36 consecutive month period.
  • May be identified as early as sixth grade
  • (age 12)
  • Contact OSG if you suspect a student is eligible
    and has not received a letter.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Nursing Scholarship (MNS)
  • Available for undergraduate and graduate study
  • Award maximum - 4,000 per year
  • Renewable
  • Colleges select recipients
  • Selection criteria some colleges use GPA and
    some use need
  • Contact college to apply directly
  • There is a work requirement that awardees must
    complete or the scholarship reverts to a loan

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Campus-Based Programs
  • State allocates lump sums to colleges and
    colleges select eligible students for these
    programs
  • Michigan Work-Study (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant (MEOG)
  • Michigan Adult Part-Time Grant (APTG)

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
  • Merit-based award
  • Maximum award - 1,500
  • Renewable for up to 4 years
  • January OSG sends nomination form to each high
    school principal and guidance office requesting
    each school to nominate one student for the
    award.
  • Deadline for return of nomination form is
  • March 1st.
  • Spring OSG notifies high schools of selected
    recipients and sends certificates to schools.
  • June letter and form sent to recipients home
    address.

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Summary
  • Future programs dependent on annual legislative
    initiatives and/or appropriations.
  • Stay tuned to Web site www.michigan.gov/studentai
    d
  • OSG customer call center (toll free)
  • 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687)
  • OSG e-mail address OSG_at_michigan.gov

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Questions?
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Student Financial Services BureauOutreach
ServicesStephanie BogardNovember 14, 2006
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Paying for College in Michigan
  • Promotes Michigan Financial Aid Programs
  • General Information on Federal Financial Aid
    Programs
  • Information on Applying for Financial Aid
  • Resource for Searching for Scholarships
  • College Planning Calendars for
  • Juniors and Seniors
  • Locations of Michigan Colleges
  • and Universities

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Paying for College in Michigan
  • Publication Requests
  • Telephone 1-800-642-5626, Extension 37054
  • Email sfs_at_michigan.gov
  • Fax 1-517-241-0155

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Michigan Postsecondary Handbook
  • Yearly Updates
  • Profile Pages
  • Proprietary School Program Inventory
  • CIP Code Directory
  • Occupational Programs Licensed by Other State
    Agencies
  • Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment
    Policies
  • Appendix Information

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Michigan Postsecondary Handbook
  • Every Other Year Updates
  • Two- and Four- Year Colleges and Universities
    Program Inventory
  • Distribution will begin in December 2006
  • Publication Requests
  • Contact Patty Hill
  • Telephone 1-800-642-5626, Extension 36051
  • Email hillpl_at_michigan.gov
  • Fax 1-517-241-0155

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College Access Initiative
  • Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 signed into law on
    February 8, 2006.
  • Requires guaranty agencies to promote access to
    postsecondary education
  • Career planning
  • Planning for college
  • Finding a college
  • Paying for college
  • New Web site launched on September 18, 2006
    www.going2college.org

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Michigan GEAR UP/College Day
  • Student Financial Services Bureaus role
  • Provides Financial Aid Workshops to targeted
    school districts.
  • Provides professional development opportunities
    to middle and high school counselors and
    educators.
  • Manages the Scholarship Fund.

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MGA Outreach Services
  • Outreach Activities FY 06
  • Financial Aid Presentations 58 events
  • General Financial Aid
  • Completing the FAFSA
  • Scholarship Searches and Scams
  • Early Awareness
  • Lessons in Dollars two events
  • Extreme Reality Program eight events

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MGA Outreach Services
  • Outreach Activities FY 06
  • High School and College Fairs 11 events
  • Bureau-wide Initiative
  • Five full-time staff
  • 18 volunteers
  • Training started in late January of 2005

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College Goal Sunday
  • Date
  • February 11, 2007
  • from 200 to 400 p.m.
  • Lansing site
  • Lansing Community College West Campus,
    5708 Cornerstone Drive

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College Goal Sunday
  • Opportunities
  • Individualized help from financial aid
    professionals
  • 2 computer labs available to file FAFSA on the
    Web
  • Financial aid presentation on completing the
    FAFSA and general financial aid information
  • Display booth with financial aid information

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