As you start this new financial aid award year, do you know the U.S. Department of Education’s general eligibility requirements, and the various methods for packaging student aid? Do you know where to gain more information about Stafford and PLUS loans, and the federal delivery system used in the financial aid process?
The following updated courses are in the on-demand curriculum of more than 30 self-paced online courses.
101 General Eligibility Requirements 2014-2015 Award Year
Covers ED’s specific requirements that students — and, in some cases, their parents — must meet to be eligible for Title IV aid. Financial aid administrators must ensure that students meet these federal qualifications before funds are disbursed. Several Title IV aid programs have program-specific requirements; however, all aid recipients first must meet ED’s general eligibility requirements.
106 Awarding Financial Aid 2014-2015 Award Year
Highlights the various methods of packaging financial aid and covers general policies and procedures for awarding federal student aid. This introductory course is intended for new financial aid administrators who have little or no prior financial aid knowledge, but who already understand the types and sources of financial aid available and how financial need is calculated.
107 Federal Delivery System 2014-2015 Award Year
Provides information about the federal delivery system used in the financial aid process.
210 Stafford and PLUS Loans 2014-2015 Award Year
Offers information about loans in the Federal Direct Loan and Federal Family Education Loan programs.
Knowledgeable trainers with extensive financial aid experience develop the interactive courses, which are available at no cost to schools. Courses typically take 30-45 minutes to complete.
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for more information about all of the USA Funds University courses. New users must complete a simple, one-time registration process.