Office of Financial Aid:
News & announcements for the week of
April 19, 1999

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Exit Interviews
If during your course of enrollment at Chicago-Kent you borrowed a federal Stafford, Perkins and/or private loan, you are required to attend an Exit Interview session prior to graduation.  The exit interview process is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education; it is intended to inform you of your Rights and Responsibilities as a student loan borrower.  Failure to complete an Exit Interview can result in your diploma and transcript being held by the Registrar's Office.

The session will include information on repayment options, deferments, consolidation as well as other information.  Also, each student will be given an estimated profile of their personal  loan history at Chicago-Kent.  A financial aid administrator and lender representative will be available at each session for Q & A on your student loans.  Refreshments will be served.

Choose a session from the schedule below to attend that is convenient for you.  No appointment is necessary You will need to bring with you information on two personal references, your personal banking information and driver's license number.
Tuesday April 20th  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday April 22nd 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday April 26th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday April 28th 5:00 PM - 6 PM
Friday April 30th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

1998-99 Financial Aid Deadline
The deadline to submit a federal Stafford or alternative loan application for processing and disbursement is May 1, 1999.  Please keep this date in mind if you have an unpaid balance on your student account with the Bursar's Office and want to apply for a student loan to cover that balance.  Student accounts must be paid in full in order to register for the Summer 1999 or Fall 1999 terms. 

 Summer 1999 Financial Aid Application 
The Summer Financial Aid Application to request and receive financial aid for the Summer 1999 term is available in the Office of Financial Aid.  In order to have financial aid processed, you must have a complete 1999-2000 file with the Office of Financial Aid that includes, but not limited to, a Student Aid Report and Stafford or alternative loan application*.  You must register for at least three credit hours to get financial aid (six credit hours for the Stafford loan). 

*The Stafford and alternative loan applications for Summer 1999 will be available in our office in the coming weeks.  Please look for notices of Summer loan applications in future Record updates.

If you intend to study abroad for the Summer 1999 term, you will have to complete an additional form.  In studying abroad, you may also want to consider having a power of attorney to act on your behalf with our office in your absence.  Both the Study Abroad Financial Aid Request forms and Power of Attorney forms are available in our office. 

If you are registering for summer courses and would like financial assistance, but have not submitted the required documents referenced above, please do so as soon as possible. 

Bar Exam Loans
There are special loans available to students for the Bar Examination.  The loan is used for the costs associated with fees for the bar review course and living expenses.  To be eligible for a bar loan, students must be credit worthy.  Below is a chart with details on the bar loan offered by some lenders. 
Key Education 
$8,000. 6 months prior to and 2 months after graduation No previous loan is required
The Access 
$7,500. 6 months prior to and 1 month after graduation No previous loan is required
Law Loans/ 
Sallie Mae
$7,500 6 months prior to and  month after graduation Yes a previous loan is required
Principal Bank $5,000 6 months prior to and 9 months after graduation Yes a previous loan is required

Applications for each lender are available in the Office of Financial Aid. 

1999-2000 Financial Aid 
By now, students should have completed the FAFSA and picked up the FINANCIAL AID GUIDE AND APPLICATION materials from the Office of Financial Aid.    Review your package of information carefully--deadline dates, a flow chart, express loan forms and more are included. For priority processing, the student financial aid file should be completed by JUNE 1, 1999.

Office Hours
The Office of Financial Aid 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. 

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