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Regulations and Policies - Financial Aid - Cabrillo College

Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU)

A new federal regulation passed that limits Pell grant to the equivalent of 12 full time semesters
or 600% LEU for your entire academic career.
This regulation is retroactive to the first time you attended
college and received a Pell grant. It does not include terms you did not receive a Pell grant.
In mid-July 2012, you can log on to www.nslds.ed.gov and view your LEU.


High School Diploma, GED requirements

Federal regulations require that students have a high school diploma, GED, or the
equivalent in order to be eligible for federal financial aid. If you received a California
Certificate of Completion on or after Fall 2003, you may now be eligible to receive a
diploma. Contact your California high school to see if you qualify. For more info visit:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/

Ability to Benefit (ATB)


Effective July 1, 2012, students can no longer qualify for federal financial aid by
passing an Ability to Benefit test or completing 6 Degree Applicable Units. Students
who enrolled in a degree program after July 1, 2012 for the first time are not eligible
to use ATB to meet the requirement. If you enrolled in an eligible degree program
before July 1, 2012 you may still qualify under ATB. To find out more contact your
financial aid advisor: https://www.cabrillo.edu/services/finaid/contact2.html

Undeclared Major not eligible


Per federal regulations, only students with a declared, eligible academic major
are eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Undecided majors and Skills Certificates are
not eligible. See Cabrillo’s eligible majors in the Financial Aid Handbook:
http://cabrillo.edu/services/finaid/publications.html
Note: If you are a student borrower changing your major may affect the status of your
student loan subsidies. Talk to Financial Aid before changing your major.


Financial Aid Repeat Policy


Federal regulation limits the number of times a student may get paid financial aid for
courses being repeated. Previously passed courses with a “D” or better can only be
repeated once for financial aid payment. Federal repeat regulations apply to financial
aid. State repeat regulations are different and apply to enrollment.
For more information
visit: http://cabrillo.edu/services/finaid/repeats.html

California Dream Act

For information on this new law, visit www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp

Check Your Status Online

Visit our updated Check My Status page for instructions on how to check your financial aid status.

New Verification Requirements

Due to new federal regulations students selected for verification (and their parents in the case of Dependent students) will now have to:

  • Submit tax return transcripts from the IRS, a signed copy of your tax return, or use the IRS Data retrieval link provided in their FAFSA. Note: IRS DRT will not be available again until the 2018-2019 FAFSA application.
  • Verify wages even if they were not required to file taxes. We can accept W2s, tax transcripts stating student/spouse/ parent did not file and/or self-certification on the Verification Worksheet.

Loan policies and regulations

  • ALL students requesting a loan must submit an Educational Plan.
  • You must be enrolled in and attending 6 degree applicable units towards your major. Remedial and repeat courses are not counted.
  • Only one loan request per school year.
  • Progress reports will be required for students with a SAP status of Warning or Probation before their loan funds can be disbursed.
  • A new regulation states new borrowers (beginning July 1, 2013) may only receive Subsidized loans up to 150% of their current program. For more information about Direct Subsidized Loan time Limitation:
    https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/images/DirectSubsidizedLoanTimeLimitation.pdf
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