July 1 Office of Financial Aid will begin accepting fee discount forms for dependent students.
GoldLink can accept Financial Aid transfer to ID BUC$ accounts.
Mid July Authorized/Memoed (accepted and estimated) aid will show on student accounts. Students can begin to Confirm Registration through GoldLink. Note: Financial Aid recipients sign the Promise to Pay to Confirm their Registration through GoldLink or by paper from The Financial Aid Office.
August 19 Aid begins to credit to student accounts as it is received.
E-refunds/Direct Deposits will begin.
Financial Aid funds are transferred to student ID BUC$ accounts.
August 22 Classes will be dropped if you have not Confirmed your Registration by 6:00 pm. If you are in need of assistance contact The Financial Aid Office.
August 25 First day of classes for those that begin on Monday.
September 6 Office of Financial Aid will adjust aid based on your registered hours. Financial Aid does not pay for audit classes.
September 15 APS Students must have service positions.
September 8 – 15 Instructors report student class attendance in GoldLink to the Records Office.
September 16 If your attendance has not been reported in GoldLink, you will receive a notification email asking for your assistance in this matter.
September 20 Last day for students to have instructors turn in verification of attendance (if requested) to the Records Office.
September 22 Office of Financial Aid will begin to adjust aid based on your class attendance reported to the Records Office.
December 15 APS work requirement must be met for the Fall 2013 semester.
December 16 Students can begin to check their federal aid eligibility including lottery and APS for Spring semester on GoldLink through the Financial Aid link. Students will receive an email if they are not eligible for certain awards based on the following:
· Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for federal grants, loans, and work study http://www.etsu.edu/finaid/policies/satisfactorypro.aspx
· Tennessee Educational Lottery http://www.etsu.edu/scholarships/ls/dlh.aspx
· Academic Performance Scholarship http://www.etsu.edu/scholarships/aps/policies.aspx
Dec 24 – Jan 1 ETSU closed for the holidays.
CLASS ATTENDANCE: Students must regularly attend classes to receive financial aid. An email will be sent to you if your attendance has not been reported to the ETSU Records Office. Financial aid will be adjusted or cancelled if class attendance is not verified by your instructors to the Records Office each semester. You can check your attendance on GoldLink by clicking on ‘Student’, ‘Student Records’, and ‘Attendance Reporting’.
AWARDS: The Office of Financial aid reserves the right to adjust or cancel awards due to errors, changes in financial status, academic status, academic program, or other extenuating circumstances. Each award is contingent on the receipt of funds to the University.
OVER AWARDS: The Office of Financial Aid reviews students’ files that have been found to be in an over award. Notify the Office of Financial Aid if any awards such as scholarships, assistantships, etc. are expected to be received but not listed on your financial aid award notification. Federal regulations require the University to prevent and correct over awarding a student’s financial aid need and/or cost. Awards are subject to change. If you have an over award and you have already received a Direct Deposit or Balance of Aid, you may owe the University a repayment.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS: Review the policy and make Satisfactory Academic Progress. Remember that all attempted hours, including F’s, I’s, and W’s on your transcript count for financial aid purposes. Please seek advice from a financial aid counselor if you have concerns about the effect of your grades on your future eligibility. You must earn 67% of the hours you attempt each semester to remain eligible for financial aid for future semesters.
FAFSA: Remember to complete your Renewal FAFSA and apply early for 2014-2015 after January 1, 2014. Read your Student Aid Report to see if you have been selected for verification. Follow up as soon as possible by turning in the verification documents and doing the IRS Tax Data Retrieval on the FAFSA and/or requesting the Federal Tax Return Transcript from the IRS. April 15 is the Priority deadline to have FAFSA filed, verification complete, all corrections made, and file ready to package for Fall 2014.