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Part-Time Employment Student jobs are listed on the Student Job Board, located on the 1st floor of Barge Hall and on the Student Employment Website. Bring appropriate original ID to the Student Em- ployment Office to complete the I-9 form before you begin to work. www.cwu.edu/~seo

Work Study Program Work-Study is a need-based financial aid employment award and is available to undergraduates, post- baccalaureates and graduates during the academic year. Hourly wages begin at minimum wage and go up to $15+ per hour. If you have a subsidized loan, you are probably eligible. Eligible students will receive the Work-Study Personnel Action Form in the mail soon after the initial Financial Aid award if you checked on the FAFSA that you are interested in Work-Study. If you did not check the FAFSA but would like Work-Study, see a Financial Aid Counselor. Go to the Student Employment Website www.cwu.edu/~seo for more information and to search the online Job Board. Contact Student Employment or Financial Aid if you have questions.

Summer Session Summer 2012 aid will require a 2011-2012 FAFSA.

To receive a Pell Grant during the Summer you may also submit the 2012-2013 FAFSA.

Summer information and application available spring quarter at www.cwu.edu/~finaid

Financial Aid Adjustments You are required to report all resources such as scholar- ships, guaranteed sources, and DVR. We will make neces- sary adjustments. It is always our intention to make ad- justments to the best advantage of the student if possible. Financial Aid is credited to your account by the third day of class if you are pre-enrolled in 12 credits (10 if Mas- ters). Adjustments are made for less than full-time enroll- ment on Census date (immediately following add/drop). Please see www.cwu.edu/~sfs for Refund day. Students who receive financial aid funds and consider withdrawing during the quarter should meet with a Financial Aid Coun- selor prior to withdrawal to discuss resulting financial obli- gation. Complete withdrawal always results in Financial aid suspension, but may be appealed for special circum- stances. The Return of Funds Policy is available on line at www.cwu.edu/~finaid. Click on Financial Aid Hand- book 2011-2012.

A grade of No-show can result in some or all aid being canceled creating an immediate amount due.

Education Tax Incentives See IRS Publication 970. Information on tax credits and other issues related to financial aid can be found at: www.irs.gov

Your Responsibility:

Use your Legal Name, Social Security Number, and birth date for both the FAFSA and CWU admission application.

Complete registration by the end of Add/Drop.

Inform the Financial Aid Office, in writing, if you receive additional resources from other sources such as scholarships, DVR, employer reimbursement of tuition.

ACCEPT OR DECLINE YOUR AID ON SAFARI Go to www.cwu.edu Wildcat Connection >Safari>Self Service>Campus Finances>Accept/ Decline Awards.

First time student borrowers: Complete an Entrance Interview. www.studentloans.gov

All first time borrowers: Complete the student and/or Parent Electronic Master Promissory Note and online PLUS Request at www.studentloans.gov.

If an unwanted Federal loan pays to your account, write VOID on the refund check and return to the Financial Aid Office within 14 days with written notice to cancel or reduce the loan.

All student borrowers: Complete an Exit Interview before you leave school. www.nslds.ed.gov.

Master’s candidates must enroll in at least 5 credits of course work at #501 level or higher.

Read and respond immediately to any correspondence from the Financial Aid Office.

Keep your address and phone number updated on Safari www.cwu.edu Wildcat Connection > Safari.

Check GroupWise email and Safari Self Service frequently.

Check your “To Do List” on Safari frequently.

Make progress toward a degree as described in the "Satisfactory Progress Standards Policy”. The policy is available on line at www.cwu.edu/~finaid.

REAPPLY ANNUALLY—due March 15 www.fafsa.ed.gov

June 1 is the priority deadline for Verification.

May 15 is the priority deadline for Summer aid applications.

Keep your award notices, promissory note, disclosure notices, and Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN) in a safe place.

Inform the Financial Aid Office if you transfer to another school.

Begin repayment of your loans within six months of leaving school.

Phone: 509-963-1611

Fax: 509-963-1788 E-mail: finaid@cwu.edu


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