Attention Students With FAS Verification Requirements
The District Financial Aid Office has partnered with FINANCIAL AID SERVICES (FAS) to complete verification. If you receive an email or letter from FAS, please respond immediately. If selected for verification and you have the FAS Verification requirement on Web Gate, click on the link from the Student Requirements page and follow the instructions. You will be directed to the FAS verification website. In addition, FAS will be contacting you requesting the information needed to complete the required verification process. Complete the verification requirements as soon as possible. You will be able to track what is needed and can possibly complete most of the requirements on the FAS Verification website.
Please watch for emails from FAS and check your account often at www.SSCwp.org until you are notified by FAS that your verification has been finalized. Your prompt response to all requests will accelerate the review of your request for financial aid. Questions regarding completing this verification process should be directed to FAS at 855-328-4400.
NEW Federal Student Aid PIN
The U.S. Department of Education has implemented the FSA ID, a new log-in process that improves the security and customer experience for the student- and borrower-based websites, including FAFSA on the Web, NSLDS Student Access, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and the TEACH Grant website. The new FSA ID, which is comprised of a user-selected username and password, replaces the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information.
Users who arrive at the impacted websites are directed to a link to register for their new FSA ID. The registration process should take less than 7 minutes. Only the owner of the FSA ID should create his or her account.
Click here for a one-page FSA ID guide to assist you in the process. In addition, information about the FSA ID, including frequently asked questions, is available at www.StudentAid.gov/fsaid. A short video is also available on our website on Financial Aid TV.
New! Direct Subsidized Loan Limit
There is a maximum period of time that you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans. You may not receive Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150% of the length of your program of intent. This is called your “maximum eligibility period”. Timely program completion is more important now than ever before. Be sure you have an academic plan in place to help you stay on track with your program. Please see Federal Direct Loans for more information.