Office of Financial Aid:
News & announcements for the week of
August 24, 1998

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The entire staff in the Chicago-Kent Financial Aid Office to would like to welcome all returning and first year law students!  We hope you have a great year. 

The Financial Aid Office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  We are located on the second floor in suite 230.  Please feel free to stop in our office during business hours with any concerns or questions you may have throughout the year.

The Financial Aid staff includes:

    Joline B. Weidner     Director
    Ariana T. Monroe    Assistant Director
    Orlando Dallas        Financial Aid Assistant
    Vanita Ware            Financial Aid Assistant


   SCHOLARSHIPS

Chicago-Kent Scholarships for continuing and first year students have been updated on the student award letters.  Scholarships should credit to students' accounts this week.  Any credit balances remaining after all aid has been credited to cover tuition, fees and health insurance, if necessary, will be issued as a refund to the student.  However, a Refund Request form must be completed at the Bursar's Office before a check is issued. 

If you have any questions as to your scholarship award amount and estimated refund, please contact our office. 

Questions concerning scholarship eligibility and criteria should be directed to the Admissions Office.


REGISTERING WITH AN UNPAID BALANCE
 
Continuing students that have a previous unpaid balance with the Bursar's Office and are unable to register for Fall 1998 classes must complete a Petition to Register with an Unpaid Balance form or pay the total amount due.  Petition forms are available in the Financial Aid Office and Administration & Financial Office (Suite 265).

Petition forms require the following information:

    1. the recorded unpaid balance and signature of the Bursar
    2. the recorded expected financial aid for the term unpaid and signature of a financial aid administrator

Once completed, petitions are submitted to the Bursar's Office for review.  Petitions will be approved if the expected financial aid for the term unpaid will cover the balance. 

For more information about registering with an unpaid balance, please contact the Bursar's Office.


FEDERAL PERKINS PROMISSORY NOTES

The Financial Aid Office will conduct a federal Perkins promissory note signing day on Wednesday, August 26, 1998 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Room 580.  No appointment is necessary and awarded students may sign their promissory note at their convenience during these hours. 

Please bring with you your student ID, driver's license number, information for two personal references and personal bank account information.  You will be required to show your student ID in order to receive your promissory note and provide the additional information above on various forms.  Be advised that no one will be allowed to leave with their promissory note.  Federal Perkins promissory notes will remain in the possession and supervision of an administrator. 

If you are unable to attend the promissory note signing day, please contact our office after the signing day to make alternative arrangements to sign your promissory note. 

Please note that Perkins loan proceeds will not credit to student accounts without a signed promissory note.

If you have any questions about the federal Perkins loan, feel free to contact our office.


STUDENT LOAN CHECKS

Student loan checks, federal and private, are being received and processed by the Financial Aid Office daily.  The average processing time is 3 - 5 days from the date the check is received in the office from the lender.  Students will be notified that their checks are available for endorsement by the Bursar's Office via e-mail.

Please note that financial aid files must be complete, by federal regulation, before any loan checks are credited to student accounts.  If documents are missing from your financial aid file and your loan proceeds are placed on "hold", you will be contacted to submit the missing information.  Once your file is complete federal and/or private loan checks will be forwarded to the Bursar's Office.  After you receive your e-mail message from the Bursar, checks may be endorsed.

Refunds will be issued only after a credit balance appears on your student account.  Be advised that if your private loan check arrives before your federal check(s), the private loan check must be endorsed and credited towards your balance.  Although the private checks are made payable to the student, it is Chicago-Kent policy that balances be paid in full before refunds are issued no matter the order loan checks are received.

 

 


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