"Let's FAct Chat" in April
The Financial Aid Office is offering FAct Chat Sessions in April as a follow-up to Financial Aid Awareness. The FAct Chat Sessions are designed to provide students with key information of "what's next", after they have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students will also have an opportunity to ask one of our Financial Aid Professionals questions.
Each FAct Chat Session has a running time of 30 minutes. Students do not have to attend each session (below), but are encouraged to understand the financial aid process and budgeting of their finances. Light refreshments will be served.
For your convenience we offer each of the 30-minute sessions on each day listed below. Join us for any one day or attend a different session each day! Don't miss out on this opportunity to receive important information to help you with your college costs!
When and Where?
Tuesday, April 16th 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Orchard Suite 1, 2nd floor, University Union
Wednesday, April 17th 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Walnut Room, 2nd floor, University Union
Thursday, April 18th 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Walnut Room, 2nd floor, University Union
Agenda and Times?
Session 1: Navigating Your My Sac State 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Discussion: The Financial Aid Office communicates via your My Sac State Student Center. Know where to find vital financial aid information as you navigate through your Student Center. Understand the importance of checking your My Sac State Student Center regularly.
Session 2: Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Discussion: Are you making progress toward your degree? Understand the SAP standards that every financial aid applicant must meet. Find out how the Financial Aid Office at Sacramento State is required to calculate your degree progress, completion rate and GPA. Also, learn what it means to be disqualified from receiving financial aid.
Session 3: Documents and Awards 12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Discussion: Find out why certain documents have been requested. Receive assistance in determining what is needed to complete required forms. Know what types of aid you have been offered and understand aid limits as they apply to every situation. Also, learn what is new for 2013-2014!
Session 4: Disbursements and Enrollment 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Discussion: Understand the steps needed fo a successful disbursement of your aid and what may prevent a disbursement from happening. Learn how your enrollment plays a key role in the disbursement, refund and/or repayment of aid. Also, learn what is new for 2013-2014!
Session 5: Your Money Matters! 1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Discussion: Now that you have figured out how to get financial aid, let us give you the tools and information you'll need to manage your money disbursement! We'll also help you learn how to avoid excesssive debt, so that your college degree doesn't come with a financial burden.