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Am I Eligible for Work-Study?
Facts and Job Opportunities of the Work-Study Program
Federal Work-Study Rules

SUMMER 2015 
Summer Intent to Register Form 
(Complete for summer awarding)

2015-2016 FORMS - 

V1- Standard Verification Worksheet

V3-Child Support Paid Verification Worksheet

V4-Custom Verification Worksheet

V5- Aggregate Verification Worksheet

V6- Household Resources Verification Worksheet

Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet
(For students with Drug Convictions)

Parent Plus Loan Authorization Form
(Only Complete upon request)

Asset Verification Form
(Only Complete upon request)

Dependency Status Form
(Orphan or Ward of Court/ Unaccompanied Minor/ Legal Guardianship or Emancipated Minor)

Shelby County Waiver
(For Shelby County Residents Only)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form

2014 -2015 FORMS
V1- Federal Verification Worksheet 

V2- Federal Verification Worksheet 

V3- Federal Verification Worksheet 

V4- Federal Verification Worksheet 

V5- Federal Verification Worksheet 

V6- Federal Verification Worksheet 

Asset Verification Worksheet
(Only complete upon request)

Dependency Status Form(Orphan or Ward of the State)
(Orphan or Ward of Court/ Unaccompanied Minor/ Legal Guardianship or Emancipated Minor)

 Student  Aid Eligibility Worksheet
(For students with Drug Convictions)

Satisfactory Academic Progress Form

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Check the status of your Financial Aid:


The primary purpose of  the Financial Aid office is to supply students, who would not otherwise be able to pursue a post-secondary education, with resources to help cover school expenses. The list provided below is to be used as an information guide for those applying for financial aid.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA on the Web - To complete the FAFSA online you will need a supported browser.

Note: You will need your federal PIN number and a copy of your most recent tax return. After completing the web based FAFSA, please document the Confirmation Number you receive after transmitting your application.

To receive any kind of Federal Financial Aid, a student must:

    • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program*
    • Not be in default on any Title IV loan or owe a refund on any Title IV aid
    • Not have a drug related conviction Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen**
    Generally you are an eligible non citizen if you are:

  • A U.S. permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I551);
  • A conditional permanent resident (I-551C); or
  • The holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any of the following designations:
    •  “Refugee,”
    •  “Asylum Granted,”
    • “Parolee” (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum)


    Federal Loans

    For all undergraduate subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2013, the interest rate is fixed at 3.86 percent. The rate for graduate unsubsidized loans is 5.41 percent. For Stafford loans that are first disbursed on or after July 1, 2013 there is a fee of 1.051 percent of the loan deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement; for Stafford Loans that are first disbursed on or after December 1, 2013, there is a fee of 1.072 percent of the loan, deducted proportionately from each loan. 

    To receive a Stafford Direct Loan:

    1. Complete the FAFSA.

    2. Complete the Stafford Master Promissory Note.

    3. Complete Stafford Entrance Counseling.

    Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling

    As required by federal regulation, all student Federal Direct Loan borrowers must complete Loan Exit Counseling when they graduate, withdraw, or cease to be enrolled at least a half-time at a college or university.  The exit counseling informs a borrower of their rights, responsibilities, and terms of repayment of the loan. Exit counseling online may be accessed at using the federal PIN used to complete the FAFSA.  A loan counseling exit form may completed and returned to the Student Financial Services Office if it cannot be completed online. Complete Exit Counseling Online>>

    Your federal student loans will be reported to, and tracked by, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) which is accessible to you, guaranty agencies, eligible lenders, and eligible institutions of higher education as authorized users of NSLDS. Your access is through the use of your FAFSA PIN, at


    Student Financial Services | Caldwell Hall Room 102

    Phone: (870) 575-8302 | Fax: (870) 575-4622 | Email: