State and federal aid

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State and federal aid

Pell grant funds are sent directly to the school and applied to the student bill.

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As of July 1,new federal regulations limit your lifetime eligibility for Federal Pell Grant to twelve full-time semesters. Federal SEOG is subject to campus availability. Federal College Work-Study - This award provides paid employment opportunities in various campus departments and offices.

Federal Work-Study awards are offered to students with demonstrated financial need. Students are paid at an hourly rate and receive pay every two weeks for the hours worked.

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Students are advised of their award with their financial aid package and need to accept the award on BannerWeb. Once a student has accepted the award they will need to print the College Work Study referral form and may apply for a job on our Career Development Web page under Job Link.

A student will make arrangements to meet with the supervisor for an interview for the job they have chosen. Federal College Work-Study is subject to campus availability. The Federal Nursing Loan is interest-free while attending school at least six credit hours per semester and during the nine-month grace period after enrollment ceases.

Repayment begins after the nine-month grace period ends. Federal Nursing Loan is subject to campus availability. The federal government pays the interest on the loan during enrollment of at least six credit hours per semester and during the six-month grace period after enrollment ceases.

A Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is not based on financial need and interest accrues from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full.

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An origination fee is withheld from the loan by the U. Department of Education prior to disbursement. An up-front rebate percentage is given to borrowers after the origination fee has been deducted from each loan disbursed.

Students must make all of the first 12 required monthly payments on time or the rebate amount will be added back to the principal of the loan. Funds are applied to the student bill.

State and federal aid

The loan amount can be up to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed for the academic year. Deferment is available for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan by choosing deferment on the initial application or by contacting the servicer of the loan.

Funds are sent directly to the school and applied to the student bill.Stark State federal school code is ; Financial Aid Guide (PDF); Newsletter (PDF); Gateway Specialists are available weekdays at the Gateway Student Services office during office hours to answer specific questions regarding financial aid, registration, career services, and enrollment on a walk-in basis.

Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid.

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Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based.. Grants and scholarships can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit .

State governments also receive a significant amount of assistance from the federal government in the form of federal grants-in-aid.

Federal aid is given to states for Medicaid, transportation, education, and other means-tested entitlement programs administered by the states. The federal government generally awards financial aid to students who have need.

The largest federal grant program is the Pell Grant program. The federal government offers loans to help students pay for their education and subsidizes work-study jobs at various colleges and universities. Federal Aid Programs Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) The Federal Work-Study Program is a federally funded program to provide funds for the employment of students who demonstrate need as determined by FAFSA.

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) administers the state of California's financial aid programs including Cal Grants and the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.

If you have questions about the state financial aid programs, contact CSAC at CA-GRANT (), or visit their website.

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