DEC/JAN/ FEB: 2011 - 2012
Students that are selected for verification and did not use the IRS Retrieval Tool will be required to:
LaGuardia Community College is no longer allowed to accept signed copies of Tax Returns filed to complete the verification process. How do I obtain an IRS Tax Transcript?
January 26th, 2012Thursday, January 26, 2012 E-Building Atrium from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PMExplore the Benefits of Financial LiteracyLearn about all the Resources offered by Student Financial Services:
You must re-apply for financial aid every academic year. The Department of Education will automatically send an email or postcard in January reminding you to use your FAFSA PIN# to re-apply for federal student aid by completing a new FAFSA On the web application. When you re-apply, you will be given the option to have your FAFSA partially completed for you using information that has been carried over from last year’s application. Use the “Link to IRS” option on the FAFSA application to complete income information questions. Using the “Link to IRS” option prevents errors as the required information will be extracted from taxes filed with the IRS. Apply on-line at www.fafsa.ed.govThe Office of Student Financial Services encourages all students to use the Internet to file, re-apply or make corrections on their FAFSAs as it guarantees speed as well as greater accuracy. Our Resource Center in C-109 is available for you to reapply. If you wish to obtain a PIN number to access and sign your FAFSA on the Web application, go to www.pin.ed.gov.
Be sure to submit your FAFSA by April 15th for Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
Visit the Student Financial ServicesResource Center (C-109)
Resource Center hoursMonday – Thursday 9am – 6pm Call (718)-482-5935
Students who have a Pell balance on record and have been processed for Financial Aid by January 19th, 2012 will be eligible to receive a book advance check during the first weeks of classes. Students are eligible to receive a maximum of $573.00 as an advance payment from their Pell grant to cover cost of books. Book Advance Payment ScheduleFebruary 29th March 7th Students receive the book advance payment as they prefer: Paper checks, Direct Deposit, or CUNY Scholar Support Prepaid Card
The CUNY Portal is a gateway to CUNY applications, services and CUNY resources. With a single sign-on you can access many CUNY applications. Now you can check your student information, financial aid application status (both Federal FAFSA and State TAP), financial aid awards, view and fix errors, link to the Education Department’s Online Entrance Interview for Direct Loans, and link to the interactive Loan request page – all through the CUNY Portal.Go to www.cuny.edu.Click “Log-in” at bottom left of navigation barType in your Username and Password. Click the “Log In” button. (If you do not have an account, click “Register Now!” to get a username and password.)Click the link to Admissions and Financial Aid under the Apply to CUNY section.Click Financial Aid on the left of the navigation bar.Click on Application Status – this will lead you to FAFSA and TAP applicationsClick on Award Summary to view a display of Pell, TAP, campus-based aid and Direct Loans
You will also find links to:
Use your Federal Work Study award for 2011-12. Why pass up the opportunity to obtain great work experience?As soon as you get your new award letter for FWS for 2011-12:
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Aponte, at 718-482-6087
Entrance InterviewAll students who have been awarded a Federal Perkins Loan for 2011-12 must take the on-line Pre-Loan Entrance Interview before a check can be issued. Follow these 4 simple steps:
Bring the Confirmation page to Mr. Stanley Rumph in C-107 for final approval of your Perkins Loan. We will accept only electronically signed Promissory Notes.
Entrance CounselingAll students applying for a Federal Direct Loan must complete the Department of Education's On-line Entrance Counseling for Borrowers’ Quiz. Just follow these 5 simple steps:
Once the MPN is completed, you will receive a Disclosure Notice from the Department of Education approximately 10 days before the scheduled disbursement date. The Disclosure Notice will indicate the approved gross loan amount(s), fees, net loan amounts, and anticipated disbursement dates. All loans are disbursed in at least 2 disbursements.
If you are graduating, drop below 6 credits, or leaving LaGuardia Community College, and you have an outstanding Perkins or Direct Loan, federal regulations require you to complete an Exit Counseling/Interview. The exit counseling/interview serves to remind you of your rights and responsibilities, and gives you an opportunity to speak with a financial aid counselor about any questions that you may have regarding your loan.What will happen if you leave the college without taking an exit counseling/interview?Your school records, including your academic transcript and diploma will not be released until you complete this requirement;Perkins Loan Borrowers: You must take the online Exit Interview at http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/financial-aid/links/ Direct Loan Borrowers: Complete your Exit Counseling online at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/Don’t Default on Your Student LoanIf you default on your student loan you will face the following serious consequences:
For information about Student Loan Repayment options:Federal Direct Student Loan borrowers can visit the NSLDS website: http://www.nslds.ed.gov Perkins Loan borrowers can visit the Educational Computer Services, Inc. website: www.ecsi.net
Academic Year 2011 – 2012Financial aid academic program appeal will only be approved by the Appeals Committee within the current academic year. Documents supporting the appeal must be attached to the appeal form for review. The dates for supporting documentation must be within the current academic year the appeal is being requested. The decision of the committee is final.
The Financial Aid Appeal Waiver Form is available online:http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid-policies/Appeals must be requested within 30 days of notification.Students can only apply for a one-time waiver for TAP
Monday & Thursday 9:00am – 7pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00am – 5pmFriday, Saturday, Sunday CLOSED
Holiday Hours December 19th – 29th 9:00am – 5pmDecember 21st (only) 9:00am – 2pmClosed Monday Dec. 26th Thursday Dec. 29th Monday Jan. 16th Monday Feb. 13th Monday Feb. 20th
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