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Topics of discussion

  • Financial Aid Database (FAD) Modernization
  • FAD Cycle Three Reconciliation
  • Reviewing Statutory Requirements
  • Reminders and Updates

State Financial Aid Webcast October 19, 2021 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast October 19, 2021 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Accessing Systems
  • Requesting and Returning Funds
  • Reviewing Online Resources
    • Websites Overview
    • Program Guidelines
    • Forms
  • How to Contact Us
  • Reminders and Training

State Financial Aid Webcast September 14, 2021 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast September 14, 2021 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • FY 2022 Funds Request Process
  • Comptroller Closure - Impact to State Financial Aid Programs
  • Federal Changes - Impacts to State Financial Aid
    • Selective Service
    • Controlled Substance
    • Verification
  • FAFSA/TASFA - High School Graduation Requirement
  • Reminders and Training

State Financial Aid Webcast August 10, 2021 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast August 10, 2021 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Texas Working Off-Campus: Reinforcing Knowledge and Skills (WORKS) Internship Program Overview
  • Program Resource Updates
    • Educational Aide Exemption (EAE)
    • Bilingual Education Program
    • Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)
  • Transitioning Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Program Participation Agreement (PPA)
  • CAL 2021 Interest Rate Reduction
  • Reminders, Training and Deadlines

 

State Financial Aid Webcast July 13, 2021 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast July 13, 2021 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) Updates
  • Preliminary Allocations 10-Day Data Review
  • Processing State Financial Aid Programs
  • Reminders, Training and Deadlines

 

State Financial Aid Webcast June 15, 2021 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast June 15, 2021 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • FY 2022 (2021-22) Program Guidelines Updates
    • Grants
    • Loans and Scholarships
    • Exemptions
    • Work-Study
  • Work-Study Student Mentorship Program
    • New Portal Demonstration

 

State Financial Aid Webcast May 11, 2021 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast May 11, 2021 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Legislative Session Overview
  • TASFA: Annual Feedback & eTASFA
  • Frequently Asked Topics
    • Net Price Calculator (NPC)
    • Financial Aid Database (FAD)
    • Authority to Transfer Process
    • 2021-22 Allocations
  • Deadline Reminders and Training

State Financial Aid Webcast April 13, 2021 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast April 13, 2021 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • General Updates
    • Good Neighbor Program - Portal Now Available
    • TEXAS Grant & TEOG Award Amounts
    • State Programs - Opt In/Out Survey Monkey
    • TCWS Summer Awarding
    • Loan Delinquency Reports in HelmNet
  • Net Price Calculator Updated Process 2021 - Demo

State Financial Aid Webcast March 09, 2021 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast March 09, 2021 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund Update
    • Contract overview
    • Reporting requirements
    • Funding
    • FAQs
  • Net Price Calculator 2020-21 Overview
  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid 2021-22 Updates

State Financial Aid Webcast September 15, 2020 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast September 15, 2020 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • 2020-21 Welcome Back
    • Discuss SFAP webpage updates
    • Announce Fall 2020 Institutional Calendar
    • Review funds request process
    • Train on User Access Form
  • Updated Bilingual Education Program Guidelines
  • New Fact Sheet: Exemption for Blind and Deaf Students
  • General updates, deadlines, and training

State Financial Aid Webcast August 11, 2020 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast August 11, 2020 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Introduce Online HelmNet Reporting
    • Review new user instructions
    • Discuss various reports available
    • Provide a LIVE DEMO of the new reporting tool
  • Review 2019-20 FAD Cycle Two Reporting Updates
  • Discuss general updates, deadlines, and training

State Financial Aid Webcast July 14, 2020 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast July 14, 2020 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Discuss upcoming events, deadlines, and training.
  • Review the new Foster Care Exemption Fact Sheet.
  • Introduce the new Bilingual Education Program guidelines.
  • Review updates to the 2020-21 Work-Study Student Mentorship Program guidelines.

State Financial Aid Webcast June 9, 2020 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast Jun 9, 2020 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Selective Service Statement
  • Grant and work-study Provisions found in TAC, Section 22.11
  • Program specific updates

State Financial Aid Webcast May 12, 2020 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast May 12, 2020 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

Discuss recent updates to state financial aid programs affected by COVID-19.
  • Financial Aid Database (FAD) - Cycle One
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) Engament Guide
  • College Student Budgets
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Good Neighbor Program
  • Selective Service Statement

State Financial Aid Webcast April 14, 2020 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast April 14, 2020 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • State FA Resource Updates
  • Staffing Expansion for Financial Aid Services
  • 2020-21 Program Guidelines
  • Online State Loan Reporting
  • SFAP Website Improvements
  • Training Modules

State Financial Aid Webcast March 10, 2020 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast March 10, 2020 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • State FA Resource Updates
  • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • Exemption & Waiver Resources
  • College For All Texans website updates
  • TEC 54.351 vs. TEC 54.354
  • Good Neighbor Program (GNP) online recommendation process

State Financial Aid Webcast February 11, 2020 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast February 11, 2020 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • New Commissioner of Higher Education
  • Financial Aid Database (FAD) Report – Cycle 3
  • User Access Annual Review Demo
  • Upcoming Events and Deadlines

State Financial Aid Webcast October 22, 2019 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast October 22, 2019 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Who is Financial Aid Services (FAS)?
  • FAS Team Functions
  • FAS – Operations
  • FAS - Training & Communications

State Financial Aid Webcast September 10, 2019 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast September 10, 2019 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Requesting Funds
    • Grant Payment Demo
    • Funds Request Form
  • Award History Process
  • Program Updates
    • EAE
    • TCWS
    • WSMP
  • Proposed TAC Rule Changes
  • 2020-21 TASFA
  • Upcoming Events and Deadlines

State Financial Aid Webcast August 13, 2019 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast August 13, 2019 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Loan Program Guidelines
  • Legislative Changes
  • Educational Aide Exemption
  • Grant Payments Demo
  • Upcoming Events and Deadlines

State Financial Aid Webcast July 9, 2019 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast July 9, 2019 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • 2019-20 Program Guidelines
  • ABC’s of Financial Aid Database (FAD)
    • Open and Deadline Dates
    • FAD Manual Overview and Updates
    • File Processing
    • Reporting
    • Reconciliation Demo
    • Contact Us
  • Upcoming Events and Deadlines

State Financial Aid Webcast June 11, 2019 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast June 11, 2019 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Legislative Update
  • 2019-20 Program Guideline Changes
  • Authority to Transfer
  • Year-Round Grant Update
  • Award History for Grant Programs
  • User Access Process
  • Upcoming Events and Deadlines

State Financial Aid Webcast May 14, 2019 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast May 14, 2019 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Grant Funds Request Enhancements
  • CAL Interest Rate Change
  • CAL Process
  • HelmNet Loan Portal Enhancements
  • Net Price Calculator Overview
  • Upcoming Events & Deadlines

State Financial Aid Webcast April 9, 2019 [Video]

State Financial Aid Webcast April 9, 2019 [PDF]

Topics of discussion

  • Legislative Recap
  • Review EFC Priority
  • Program Guidelines
  • SFAP Webpage (Live Demo)
  • Online Inquiry (Live Demo)
  • Upcoming Events and Deadlines

State Financial Aid Webcast March 12, 2019 [Video]