The New Web Grants 4 Students

The New Web Grants 4 Students


Welcome to the step-by-step guide to using the new web grants for students here You’ll be introduced to the brand new web grants for students student landing page The first thing you’ll see once you log in is a welcome screen along with some information regarding your demographics We’ll go over how to change that information later To contact the California Student Aid Commission, please call eight eight eight two two four seven two Six eight Monday through Friday from 8 to 4:45. Our website is www.calgrants.org or www.webgrants4students.org When you first arrive at our new page You will see a log in. Anybody who has not logged into their brand new Web Grants 4 Students, when you do attempt to you will be prompted to set up a brand new password if you’ve never been to this page before you can create an account To create an account it’ll ask for your social security number or DREAM Act ID You will need to set up a username here and include your name date of birth You receive an email from us where you’ll be asked to confirm your email address and then you can set your challenge questions Once you’re able to log in the first thing you’ll see is our bar at the top you’ll have access to ‘my applications’ ‘student forms’ and ‘my history’. There’s also a brand new contact page where you’ll be given access to our phone numbers and information to us. There’s a new resource page which has information that may be handy to you. The demographics tab has your CSAC ID, which can be used instead of your Social Security Number with any CSAC agent. You’ll see your date of birth the last four of your Social Security Number and your phone number. Your email and address are also available and should you have a third party person on file that name will show there as well. You can edit your profile Which would allow you to change your address phone number or email address. You can also set up a third party contact person on the third party access tab. It will ask for this information so that you can go ahead and add them. Here you’ll be able to see your name, date of birth, and the information that we have should you choose to use the edit button. you’ll be prompted to contact the California Student Aid Commission so that we can help you out. There is a handy form along with identification that’s required in order change this currently. For a third party representative click add third party. Once you’ve added them it will tell you that you’ve saved it successfully and give you the information, at any point you do have the option to remove this person if you no longer like that person to speak on your behalf. You’ll be able to see a history of any changes that have been made and what the changes were and who made the changes. Then you’ll see when scroll down your application, school of attendance, annual award amount and remaining eligibility cards. These four cards will give you an idea of what you can expect from your award. First one we will focus on is your application status. You have multiple application statuses available including incomplete and awaiting processing. Should you click on the ‘To Do’ list when you’re incomplete it will let you know that there is going to be some time necessary for us to the process. Should you click on show details under the application status card it’ll give you details about the application that you submitted to us and whether or not you’ve actually submitted or we received it. The two things that are needed to submit a Cal Grant application are a FAFSA or DREAM Act application and a GPA. Once you’ve been awarded or not awarded you can have one of these statuses… Awarded, Pending or Not Awarded. Clicking on the button on the card will give you more information regarding your reasoning. Once you’re awarded it will give you information regarding the award that you have been offered. Should you feel that the denial is unwarranted then you have the option to submit an appeal. Select the Cal Grants Appeals form, check the box for the action that you’d like and submit a detailed explanation along with any documentation you feel necessary. Next card will focus on is the School of Attendance card From this card, you’ll see a button labeled School Change… click that button to change your school if this is not the school you’ll be attending. Once you click the button you’ll see the school code, you’ll be able to choose a new school from a drop-down. Once you’ve chosen the school that you will be attending click on ‘chose this school’ it’ll take you to the term selection. Select the term that you’re going to be changing the school for and click ‘I have read and understand the above statements’. Click ‘Submit School Change’ and School change will be complete. Once you click on the show more details of the School of Attendance you’ll be given more information about your school, how much they’ve reported to us that it should cost for the year and other helpful information. The next card we’ll focus on is the ‘Annual Award Amount’. Once you click on show more details you’ll be given a screen where you can see different amounts you could receive for attending different amounts of time. If you attend halftime, 3/4 time or full time. The next card we will look at is the ‘Remaining Eligibility’. From the Remaining Eligibility card, you can see how much time Cal Grant you have estimated remaining for, you may place a hold, but also put a leave of absence. simply click place hold and you’ll be shown a Cal Grant place hold screen where you can choose the appropriate terms for your award. Once you click on the terms click on ‘place hold’ and then a hold will be placed for you. By clicking on show details you can see the various information regarding your award. Here you’ll see that this student was paid in multiple years previously. Back at the demographics screen, you can view your California aid report. It will show you various information about the award that you have been offered. If you have more than one California aid report by clicking on select date you can choose previous states to see what you offered previously. Once you’ve completed your application and have been processed for the award, you may have a To-Do list. This particular to-do list is for the students coming directly out of high school the E1 status students. By completing the form and indicating what school you’re gonna be attending, and the month and year that you graduated you’ll be able to confirm your status, certify that you graduated, or that you did not so that we can properly process you for an award. Once you do so you’ll receive a notification indicating that your graduation date has been certified. This status is for the students that are transferring from a community college to a four-year Bachelor granting degree school. Complete the information requested, certify the information is correct and declare that everything is correct and hit submit. You’ll receive a confirmation once you do so. In some cases students may be asked to clarify and process what we call a correction form. Please answer the questions that are requested of you and continue from there. Once you do so you’ll receive confirmation that you’ve done so. For students that are processed with a Cal Grant C we will ask for a supplemental form as you can see here once you complete it you’ll have a submitted successfully screen. In the event that you’re not awarded you will be given the option to see why you were not awarded. The various reasons can be you’re not eligible for this grant, or you’re not eligible for this cycle. So read the reason. Again, for any questions you can always contact the Student Aid Commission. As you can see here on this screen, this particular student is pending the Cal Grant A and not awarded for the Cal Grant B. This means that they have a To-Do list that they need to complete. Any information displayed in the section is incorrect please log into your FAFSA or California DREAM Act application. To verify the information submitted any Corrections, please allow 10 business days for our system to update with the correct information. If the information does not update after 10 business days, please contact the financial aid office at your college campus for further instructions. Next up is the Chafee grant section. The Chafee Grant is for former foster youth. If you have applied for the Chafee Grant, you’ll see these cards. The first card we’ll look at is for the application status. There are multiple statuses available. These are the most common, Complete or Incomplete. If your status is complete you can click show details and it will show you the dates when you submitted the forms. If it is incomplete it’ll indicate what is incomplete and what you need to do. The next card is for the school of attendance. From this card you can do a school change by clicking on the school Change button you’ll be taken to the school change from a drop-down list you can choose the new school. If your school is not listed you’ll see an option for ‘not listed’ by clicking on that you’ll be granted several fields that will open up where you can submit that Information to us so that we may process it for future analysis. By clicking on ‘show details’ you’ll see the name of the school you have selected and information regarding the school from the school. The next card is the award status. There are three different statuses that you may have ‘pending’, ‘award’, and ‘not awarded’ and based on the status you may see a button that can give you more information. By clicking on ‘show details’ you’ll see information about the award status that you had. By clicking on ‘problem with your check’ if you’ve lost your check, or have a name change here’s information regarding how you can update that, as well as a link to our change form, if you need to change your name. The next card is the ‘remaining eligibility’. It will tell you approximately how many years you have left of Chafee eligibility. By clicking ‘show details’ you can see the various times that you’ve been paid your Chafee Grant, how much and what the status of it was. Next we’ll look at the panels for the Middle Class Scholarship. The first thing you’ll see are the possible award statuses. You’ll be ‘awarded’, ‘not awarded’ or you’ll be ‘withdrawn’. By clicking ‘show details’, you’ll be able to see more details about your status. If there’s incorrect information by clicking on ‘how to update incorrect information’ you’ll be directed to you either the FAFSA or your DREAM Act. Possible reasons for being withdrawn are ‘over the asset ceiling’ ‘Post-baccalaureate’ ‘No satisfactory academic progress’, ‘Not Enrolled’ and ‘other’ You will need to see your financial aid office for more details. On the middle class scholarship school attendance card you’ll see where the school award is offered. This will include a student on the middle class scholarship enrollment file for award consideration. When you click on show details you’ll see where the school was awarded. The middle class scholarship school attendance cannot be changed by the student or the CSAC staff. You’ll need to contact the school that is listed as well as the school that you’re attending to have your enrollment files corrected. You’ll see the total award amount that you’ve been offered for the year. It’s calculated based on the data provided by the school. By clicking on show details you see more information about your award. On the middle-class estimated remaining eligibility card you’ll see approximately how much time you have left in the program based on the education level provided by the school of attendance. On the estimated remaining show details, you’ll see the offered remaining eligibility, established and current education level and payment history. Thank you for viewing that the California Student Aid Commission step-by-step guide to the new web grants for students

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