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Financial Aid

 

Financial Aid Forms

This page provides forms, worksheets, and information related to financial aid.

Forms and Worksheets

  • Required Forms

    ALL Students requesting Federal Financial Aid are required to complete, sign, and submit these forms to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Arkansas State University - Mountain Home.

    2015 - 2016 Forms

    2015 - 2016 Financial Aid Data Form

    This form is also used for Title IV Authorization.

    2016 - 2017 Forms

    Verification Forms

    Please review you missing information request to determine the correct verification form to download.

    Additional information may be required to be submitted with the form so please read it carefully.

    Any student selected for the Verification process must complete, sign, and submit the correct form to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Arkansas State University - Mountain Home.

    Any student who filed the FAFSA as a dependent must obtain a parent's signature on the verification form in addition to their own.

    2015 - 2016 Forms

    2015 - 2016 Child Support Verification Form

    The student's file is being reviewed and we are in need of additional information to determine the student's eligibility.

    2015 - 2016 Marital Status Verification Form

    A possible conflict between the student's marital status and the federal tax return filing status reported on the FAFSA must be resolved before the student's Federal Financial Aid eligibility can be determined.

    2015 - 2016 SNAP Verification Form

    Complete the top of the form then have the Department of Human Services complete the certification verifying receipt of SNAP benefits by the student or another member of the household.

    2015 - 2016 V1 Verification Form

    Use only if V1 verification is required.

    2015 - 2016 V3 Verification Form

    Use only if V3 verification is required. This form is the same as the Child Support Verification Form

    2015 - 2016 V4 Verification Form

    Use only if V4 verification is required.

    2015 - 2016 V5 Verification Form

    Use only if V5 verification is required.

    2015 - 2016 V6 Verification Form

    Use only if V6 verification is required.

    2015 - 2016 Verification of Dependency Status Form

    The form will indicate which additional information or documentation is needed to determine if the dependency status the student indicated on the FAFSA is correct.

    2016 - 2017 Forms

    Worksheets

    Provide a completed copy of the worksheet to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Arkansas State University - Mountain Home.

    This information is needed in order to determine the student's eligibility for financial aid

    2015 - 2016 Worksheets

    2015 - 2016 Aid Eligibility Worksheet

    The student either left FAFSA question 23 blank or reported that having a conviction for possessing or selling illegal drugs which may make the student ineligible for federal financial aid.

    2015 - 2016 Itemized Worksheet

    The student's file is being reviewed and we are in need of additional information to determine the student's eligibility because an unusually low income was reported.

    2016 - 2017 Worksheets

    Other

    2015 - 2016 Forms

    2015 - 2016 Statement of Educational Purpose

    Can not be faxed. Must be signed in front of a financial aid representative or a notary public. Also provide a copy of a current and valid government-issued photo identification (ID).

    2016 - 2017 Forms

  • Provide a copy of the requested documents to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Arkansas State University - Mountain Home.

    Copy of DD214 Form

    The student indicated a status as a veteran on the FAFSA did not match the Veterans Administration records. The student’s member copy 4 of the DD214 Form is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Drivers License with Date of Birth Legible

    The student’s name, date of birth and social security number reported has resulted in mismatching information. The student’s driver’s license is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of INS Alien Registration Documentation

    Provide a copy of Alien Registration Documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS).

    Copy of Marriage License

    The marital status reported on the student’s FAFSA has resulted in mismatching information. The marriage license is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Official Military Orders

    Provide a copy of the student's Official Military Orders to confirm you answer on the FAFSA documenting that you are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training.

    Copy of Parent 1 Drivers License with Date of Birth Legible

    The name, date of birth and social security number reported for FAFSA Parent 1 on the student’s FAFSA has resulted in mismatching information. The FAFSA Parent 1 driver’s license is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Parent 1 Social Security Card

    The name, date of birth and social security number reported for FAFSA Parent 1 on the student’s FAFSA has resulted in mismatching information. The social security card for FAFSA Parent 1 is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Parent 2 Drivers License with Date of Birth Legible

    The name, date of birth and social security number reported for FAFSA Parent 2 on the student’s FAFSA has resulted in mismatching information. The FAFSA Parent 2 driver’s license is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Parent 2 Social Security Card

    The name, date of birth and social security number reported for FAFSA Parent 2 on the student’s FAFSA has resulted in mismatching information. The social security card for FAFSA Parent 2 is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Parent's 2014 W2 Statement(s)

    The parent(s) of a dependent student chosen for verification that will not file or is not required to file a 2014 Federal Income Tax Return with the IRS MUST provide a copy of all IRS W-2’s that the parent(s) received for work performed during 2014.

    Copy of Parent's Divorce Decree

    The parental marital status and income information reported on the student’s FAFSA has resulted in mismatching information. Your parent's divorce decree is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Student's 2014 W2 Statement(s) & Spouse's if Married

    The student chosen for verification that will not file or is not required to file a 2014 Federal Income Tax Return with the IRS MUST provide a copy of all IRS W-2’s that the student received for work performed during 2014.
    • The spouse of a married student must also provide a copy of all IRS W-2’s that the spouse received for work performed during 2014.

    Copy of Student's Birth Certificate

    The student’s name, date of birth and social security number reported has resulted in mismatching information. The student’s birth certificate is being requested to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Student's Divorce Decree

    The student's marital status and income information reported on the student’s FAFSA has resulted in mismatching information. The student's divorce decree is being requested in an effort to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Student's Social Security Card

    The student’s name, date of birth and social security number reported has resulted in mismatching information. The student’s social security card is being requested to resolve the mismatch.

    Copy of Valid Government ID

    A Valid photo ID CANNOT be expired and MUST be issued by a recognized United States federal or state governmental entity.
    • A Valid Government-issued photo identification (ID) is a driver's license, other state-issued ID or United States passport.

    Parent's 2014 Tax Information

    A student chosen for verification whose parent(s) filed or will file a 2014 Federal Income Tax Return must provide IRS Tax Return Transcript(s) from the IRS as part of the requested Verification documentation.
    • You can get the IRS Return Transcript (s) from http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript .
    • If the IRS Tax Return Transcript(s) is not possible contact the IRS directly at 1(800)908-9946 for assistance, or if you believe you may have issues related to identity theft, call 1(800)908-4490 for help requesting an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

    Proof of Selective Service Registration

    All males that have reached the age of 18 must be registered with Selective Service to be eligible for federal financial aid.
    • Provide proof of registration for Selective Service or provide documentation that the student is not required to register for Selective Service to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
    • Both registering for Selective Service and proof of registration with Selective Service can be accomplished online at www.sss.gov.

    Proof of US Citizenship

    Documentation of Proof of U.S. Citizenship is needed.

    Spouse's 2014 IRS Tax Return Transcript

    A married student chosen for verification whose spouse has filed or will file a 2014 Federal Income Tax Return separate from the student MUST provide a 2014 IRS Tax Return Transcript for both the student and spouse as part of the verification process.
    • To get IRS Tax Return Transcripts, go to www.irs.gov and follow the on screen instructions to set up an account with the IRS then log in to download IRS Tax Return Transcript(s).
    • If downloading the IRS Tax Return Transcript is not possible contact the IRS directly at 1(800)908-9946 for assistance, or if you believe you may have issues related to identity theft, call 1(800)908-4490 for help requesting an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

    Student has One or More Loans in an Active Bankruptcy Status

    A student may remain eligible for Federal Financial Aid while in active bankruptcy proceedings as long as loans that have been deferred due to bankruptcy proceedings have been in good standing (Not in Default) prior to any deferment based on bankruptcy.

    Student Signature on Federal Signature Page

    The FAFSA was not signed by the student. A student's signature is required on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Transcript Needed

    An official academic transcript from a post-secondary educational institution previously attended must be received and interpreted by the Registrar/Admissions Office before Federal Financial Aid may be offered.
    • Contact the Registrar/Admissions Office or the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to discuss which post-secondary educational institution(s) transcript are not received.

    Aid Suspended - Student Appeal Required

    The student is considered ineligible for Federal Financial Aid because student is not maintaining the required Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Student must submit a letter of appeal to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Arkansas State University – Mountain Home.
    • Documentation that substantiates statements in a letter of appeal are recommended, but not always required. The appeals committee may request documentation that substantiates statements made prior to considering an appeal.

    Document Resolution of Previous Federal Aid Overpayment

    Our records indicate that you have an unresolved over-payment of Federal Aid from a previously attended educational institution.
    • A Letter is needed from the previously attended educational institution reflecting you no longer owe an over-payment.
    • Students can view their Federal Student Aid status by logging into the National Student Loan Data System at nslds.ed.gov.

    Documentation that all Federal Loan Defaults are Resolved

    Our records indicate that you are in default.
    • A Letter is needed from the lender/servicer or guarantee agency holding the defaulted loan(s) which provides clearance for each loan in default.
    • Students can view the status of their outstanding Federal Student Loan(s) by logging into the National Student Loan Data System at nslds.ed.gov.

    Exceeds Loan Limits

    Our records indicate you have reached or exceeded the allowable limits for Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loans.
    • Your application for Federal Financial Aid has been suspended because you may be ineligible for Federal Financial Aid.
    • Contact the Arkansas State University – Mountain Home Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for further assistance.

    Letter Requesting Additional Information

    Your application for Federal Financial Aid has been suspended because the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Arkansas State University – Mountain Home has sent a letter requesting additional information.
    • Provide the additional information requested as soon as you receive the letter or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Arkansas State University – Mountain Home for further clarification.

    Loans Discharged because of Disability

    Persons granted a Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge are not eligible to receive a new loans in the future except under specific conditions with specific medical documentation.
    • The proper paperwork is available from your current loan servicer. Log onto the National Student Loan Data System at https://www.nslds.ed.gov/ to determine the current holder(s) of your loans.

    Marital Status Change

    You corrected the date of your marital status to be after the date you submitted your application.
    • Your marital status (FAFSA Item 16) and date (FAFSA Item 17) should only be changed if they were reported incorrectly on the date the FAFSA was originally submitted, or if a Financial Aid Administrator has instructed you to update this information.
    • Review FAFSA items 16 and 17 and make the necessary corrections or contact your Financial Aid Administrator for assistance.

    Online - Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

    Our records indicate that you have been offered a Direct Stafford Loan. One of the requirements which must be met to receive a this loan is Online Direct Loan Entrance Counseling available at studentloans.gov.

    Parent Signature of Federal Signature Page

    The dependent student’s FAFSA was not signed by a parent. A parent signature is required on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • In order to submit or make corrections and sign the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov, both the student and a parent must sign using their own separate Federal PIN number.
    • Allow 10 days to two weeks for the student’s status to update in our system after using the Federal PIN number to sign the FAFSA.
    • Each update to a FAFSA can result in a request for additional information.

    Pell Lifetime Eligibility

    There is a limit to the total amount of Federal Pell Grants that a student may receive. Your records indicate that you are either close or have reached the maximum limit. Your Pell eligibility may be limited.

    Unusual Enrollment History (UEH)

    Based upon data provided by the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), additional information may be required to determine your eligibility for Federal Student Aid.
    • Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for further assistance.

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