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Consumer Information

Institutional and Financial Assistance Information for Students

Annual Security Report

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Student Right-to-Know Act

Consumer Information Clery/Campus Security Information

Crime Log Disclosure

Constitutional Day Disclosure

FERPA

Safeguarding Customer Information

Misrepresentation

Loan Disclosures

 

INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION

GED Disclosure

Selective Service

Males between the ages of 18 through 25 are required to register with the Selective Service System to receive financial aid. Selective Service "mail-back" registration forms are available at any Post Office. A man can fill it out, sign it, affix postage, and mail it to Selective Service. Another way is to check a box on the application form for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA form). He can check "Yes" on Box #29 of that form, and the Department of Education will furnish Selective Service with the information to register him. Students may also register online by going to the Selective Service website at www.sss.gov

Students with Disability

Homestead Schools does not discriminate in admission or access to our program on the basis of age, race, color, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or national origin. The school is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for eligible students with documented disabilities as defined by state and federal laws relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This school offers programs for students with disability depending on the physical ability of the handicapped student. We provide reasonable accommodation for the known disability of a qualified applicant, student, client, or employee except when the accommodation imposes an undue hardship on the school, other students, or employees. If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact the school’s Chief Academic Officer.

Health & Safety Exemption Requirement

Homestead Schools adheres to all requirements pertaining to the protection of student information. However, there are limited exceptions to FERPA regulations under which the school is permitted to disclose education records or personally identifiable, non-directory information from education records in connection with a health or safety emergency without student consent.

The situation must present imminent danger to a student, other students, or members of the school community in order to qualify as an exception. This action is not taken lightly and only under circumstances that present imminent danger.

Voter’s Registration

The Program Participation Agreement (PPA) includes a voter registration requirement that applies to general elections and special elections for federal office, and to the elections of governors and other chief executives within a state.

You can pick up a voter registration form at your county elections office, library, or U.S. Post Office. It is important that your voter registration form be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election. You will need to re-register to vote when you move to a new permanent residence or change your name.

Registered voters may apply for a vote-by mail ballot for an upcoming election at any time. If you apply by mail, your application must be received no later than 7 days before an election, otherwise you will need to apply in person to get a vote-by-mail ballot for that election. You can use the application printed on your Sample Ballot that is mailed to you by your county elections official prior to every election. If you don't want to wait for your sample ballot, you can write to your county elections official for an application or you may use the California Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application. Read the instructions, type your information directly into the application, then print, sign and date the application, and mail it to your county elections office.

Voter Registration Forms are available online at Election Assistance Commission Website www.eac.gov

You may receive voter registration forms from the Financial Aid Office.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE EVACUATION DISCLOSURE

Emergency Notifications

Emergency notification is triggered by an event that is currently occurring on or imminently threatening the school facilities. Emergency notification procedures are initiated for any significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees. Upon confirmation of a serious or emergency situation that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of the campus community, a campus-wide notice will be disseminated, unless issuing a notification will, in the judgment of the responding authorities, compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency events that qualify for emergency notifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Outbreak of Meningitis, Norovirus, or other serious illness
  • Approaching extreme weather conditions
  • Earthquake
  • Gas leak
  • Terrorist incident
  • Active Shooter/Armed Intruder
  • Bomb Threat
  • Civil Unrest
  • Explosion
  • Nearby chemical or hazardous waste spill
  • Aircraft crash
  • Fire

The notification will be distributed as soon as possible. The authorized designee will determine an incident’s extent and scope, and whether it meets the criteria for an emergency notification. Once requested by a designated authority, notifications will be made as soon as practicable. All messages should include the type of situation, the location of the situation, the time and date, instructions for the recipient and an additional method for the public to obtain information. The following forms of communication may be used to provide emergency notifications:

  • E-mail
  • Text/voice messages
  • Website
  • Classroom’s door-to-door contact

Response and Evacuations

Homestead Schools has a plan that is designed to assist school in providing a safe learning environment. It focuses on the steps that can be taken to plan for various emergency scenarios. Preparedness involves the coordination of efforts between the school and the community at large. The School Emergency Teams develop the plan to meet individual school needs and implement the plan in the event of an emergency. Please see the published Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Fire & Evacuation Drill

Evacuation drills are monitored by the school emergency team leader. Reports are prepared by participating departments which identify deficient equipment so that repairs can be made immediately during meetings and during other educational sessions that they can participate in throughout the year. Annually, Homestead Schools conducts announced or unannounced drills to test the emergency response and evacuation procedures and to assess and evaluate the emergency evacuation plans and capabilities.

The purpose of evacuation drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in case of an emergency. During the drill, occupants practice drill procedures and familiarize themselves with the location of exits. In addition to educating the occupants of each building about the evacuation procedures during the drills, the process also provides an opportunity to test the operation of fire alarm system components.

Homestead Schools will publish a summary of its emergency response and evacuation procedures in conjunction with at least one drill or exercise each calendar year following this table:

TIMELY WARNING EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION DISCLOSURES

Method of Disclosures

Hometead School annually distributes to all enrolled students and employees a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available.

Federal regulations set forth by the Higher Education Act require the disclosure of certain consumer information each year to prospective and enrolled students. Homestead Schools provides the following consumer information disclosures on the website at www.homesteadschools.net and school catalog. If you need assistance obtaining the information listed on the website or to receive a paper copy of the information, please contact the Financial Aid Office by phone at (310) 791-9975 or by e-mail at info@homesteadschools.com.

Paper copies are available from the Financial Aid office Monday thru Friday from 9:00am until 4:30pm.

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For information about Student Body Diversity click here.

Copyright Infringement Policies & Sanctions

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees.

For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. All equipment, services and technologies provided to students as part of the school’s computer system constitute the exclusive property of Homestead Schools. Similarly, all information composed, transmitted, received or stored via the school’s computer system is also considered the property of Homestead Schools. As such, all stored information is subject to disclosure to management, law enforcement and other third parties, with or without notice to the student.

Students are responsible for complying with copyright law and applicable licenses that apply to software, files, documents, messages and other material they wish to download, copy, or transmit. This includes peer-to-peer sharing of files and applications. All students obtaining access to any material prepared or created by another company or individual must respect any attached copyrights and may not copy, retrieve, modify or forward such copyrighted materials, except with written permission of the lawful owner. Students receiving electronic files via the school’s e-mail system or Internet connection should ensure that the sender is the lawful owner or has obtained the necessary license or permission.

The school monitors and filters all internet activity and provides regular reports of internet use to the office of the President. Therefore, to avoid disciplinary or criminal consequences, students should be very careful to investigate any material obtained via the Internet to be sure it is legal before copying. Students found to be in violation of any part of the policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the school.

Homestead Schools shall notify students and employees annually of the school’s obligation to combat illegal file sharing and the information available on this disclosure.

Academic Program Information

Homestead Schools offer the following programs:

Program

Total Hours

Credential Awarded

Type of Delivery

RN-BSN

1088(60 Credit Hours)

BSN Degree Residential, Online*, Blended
Vocational Nursing

1632

Diploma Residential
Medical Assisting

720

Diploma Residential
Nurse Assistant Training

150

Certificate Residential
Home Health Aide

40

Certificate Residential

*Please see the RN-BSN Faculty Orientation Manual for instructional materials/methods used, and the student-faculty interaction in distance education.

The School’s Physical Facilities

The school’s physical facilities are adequate to meet the school’s mission and the goals of the educational programs and are sufficient for the operation of the programs.

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Classrooms

There are four (4) classrooms equipped with overhead projector,

*Please see the RN-BSN Faculty Orientation Manual for instructional materials/methods used, and the student-faculty interaction in distance education.

The School’s Physical Facilities

The school’s physical facilities are adequate to meet the school’s mission and the goals of the educational programs and are sufficient for the operation of the programs.

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Classrooms

There are four (4) classrooms equipped with overhead projector,

LCD projector, and computer.

Program

Square Footage:

Capacity:

110

455

30 students
113

441

30 students
116

584

30 students
130

304

15 students

 

 

 

 

 

Skills Laboratory

There are three skills lab with a total of six (6) patient’s care units and adequate supplies and equipment.

Skills Lab 1: (Room 127)

Square Footage:

Capacity:

# of Patient Care Unit: Capacity/Unit:
523

30 Students

2

5 Students

Skills Lab 2: (Room 130)

Square Footage:

294

20 Students

2

5 Students

Skills Lab 3:

Square Footage:

200

15 Students

2

5 Students

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded usually only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Pell Grant.) Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added.

How much can I get?

The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2019-2020 award year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) is $6,195. The amount you get, though, will depend not only on your financial need, but also on your costs to attend school, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
Note: The maximum award amount is given for any Pell Grant eligible student whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept.11, 2001. You must be under 24 years old or enrolled at least part-time in college at the time of your parent's or guardian's death.

How to Apply for Federal Student Aid

You must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSASM) to apply for federal student aid and most state and college aid. FAFSA on the WebSM is the quickest and easiest method of applying.To go to FAFSA website click here

Federal Student Aid Forms

The Federal Student Aid Forms section has information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing options, deadlines for applying, a sample paper FAFSA, FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, and student loan deferment and forbearance forms. Check out federal student aid forms by clicking HERE.

Am I eligible to receive financial assistance?

Age is not a factor in determining eligibility for the Federal Student Aid programs. To learn more click here.
Your school can apply Pell Grant funds to your school costs, pay you directly (usually by check), or combine these methods. The school must tell you in writing how much your award will be and how and when you'll be paid. Schools must disburse funds at least once per term (semester, trimester, or quarter). Schools that do not use semesters, trimesters, or quarters must disburse funds at least twice per academic year.

What are the eligibility requirements for a parent to get a Direct PLUS Loan?

* You must be the biological or adoptive parent (or, in some cases, the stepparent) of the student for whom you are borrowing.

* Your child must be a dependent undergraduate student who is enrolled at least half-time at a school that participates in the Direct Loan Program. Generally, your child is considered dependent if he or she is under 24 years of age, has no dependents, and is not married, a veteran, a graduate or professional degree student, or a ward of the court. Learn about dependency status at StudentAid.gov/dependency .

*You cannot have an adverse credit history (a credit check will be done).

*In addition, you and your child must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens (see StudentAid.gov/noncitizen ), not be in default on any federal education loans, not owe an overpayment on a federal education grant, and meet other general eligibility requirements for the federal student aid programs.

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How much can I borrow?

It depends on your year in school and whether you have a subsidized orunsubsidized Direct Loan. A subsidized loan is awarded on the basis offinancial need. If you're eligible for a subsidized loan, the government will pay (subsidize) the interest on your loan while you're in school,for the first six months after you leave school, and if you qualify tohave your payments deferred. Depending on your financial need, you may borrow subsidized money for an amount up to the annual loan borrowing limit for your level of study (see below).

You might be able to borrow loan funds beyond your subsidized loan amount even if you don't have demonstrated financial need. In that case, you'd receive an unsubsidized loan. Your school will subtract the total amount of your other financial aid from your cost of attendance to determine whether you're eligible for an un subsidized loan. Unlike a subsidized loan, you are responsible for the interest from the time the unsubsidized loan is disbursed until it's paid in full. You can choose to pay the interest or allow it to accrue (accumulate) and becapitalized (that is, added to the principal amount of your loan).Capitalizing the interest will increase the amount you have to repay.

You can receive a subsidized loan and an unsubsidized loan for the sameenrollment period as long as you don't exceed the annual loan limits.

If you're a dependent undergraduate student (excluding students whose parents cannot borrow PLUS Loans), each year you can borrow up to:

    1. $5,500 if you're afirst-year student enrolled in a program of study that is at least afull academic year. No more than $3,500 of this amount can be in subsidized loans.
    1. $6,500 if you've completed your first year of study and the remainder of your program is at least a full academic year. No more than $4,500 of this amount can be in subsidized loans.
    1. $7,500 if you've completed two years of study and the remainder of your program is at least a full academic year. No more than $5,500 of this amount can be in subsidized loans.

If you're an independent undergraduate student (and a dependent student whose parents have applied for but were unable to get a PLUS Loans)(a parent loan)), each year you can borrow up to:

    1. $9,500 if you're a first-year student enrolled in a program of study that is at least a full academic year. No more than $3,500 of this amount may be insubsidized loans.
    1. $10,500 if you've completed your first year of study and the remainder of your program is at least a full academic year. No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.
    1. $12,500 if you've completed two years of study and the remainder of your program is at least a full academic year. No more than $5,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

These amounts are the maximum yearly amounts you can borrow in both subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Loans, individually or in combination. Because you can't borrow more than your cost of attendance minus the amount of any Federal Pell Grant you're eligible for and minus any other financial aid you'll get, you may receive less than the annual maximum amounts.

How will I get the loan money?

For the Direct Loan , you'll be paid through your school in at least two installments. No installment may exceed one-half of your loan amount. Your loan money must first be applied to pay for tuition and fees, room and board, and other school charges. If loan money remains, you'll receive the funds by check or in cash, unless you give the school written authorization to hold the funds until later in the enrollment period.

Generally, if you're a first-year undergraduate student and a first-time borrower, your school cannot disburse your first payment until 30 days after the first day of your enrollment period. This practice ensures you won't have a loan to repay if you don't begin classes or if you withdraw during the first 30 days of classes.

A school with a cohort default rate of less than 10 percent for each of the three most recent fiscal years for which data are available are not required to delay the delivery or disbursement of the first disbursement of a loan for 30 days for first-time, first year undergraduate borrowers.

Disbursement and Credit Balance Information

On the date of the disbursement, Homestead Schools’ Business Office will request funds through the G5 system. Once the funds are transferred to the School’s account, funds will then be applied to each individual’s student account. After each disbursement, students are sent a written notice that funds were received and applied to their account. This notice is sent within 30 days after funds were applied to student’s account.

What is a credit balance?

A credit balance is the amount of money, usually from financial aid, that remains after a student's charges are paid in full. Students with credit balance will receive a check of that amount within 14 days after all school related charges had been satisfied.

Professional Judgment Policy

Professional Judgment refers to the authority of a school's financial aid administrator to make adjustments to the data elements on the FAFSA and to override a student's dependency status. The school does not have the authority to change the need analysis formula itself or to make direct adjustments to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Instead, the school may make adjustments to the inputs to the formula. The changes to the inputs are dictated by the impact of the special circumstances on the family's income and assets. The standard formula is then applied to the new data elements, yielding a new EFC figure. Professional Judgment is on a case by case basis only. Students requesting Professional Judgment will need to supply written official documents to support the request.

What is a credit balance?

A credit balance is the amount of money, usually from financial aid, that remains after a student's charges are paid in full. Students with credit balance will receive a check of that amount within 14 days after all school related charges had been satisfied.

Professional Judgment Policy

Professional Judgment refers to the authority of a school's financial aid administrator to make adjustments to the data elements on the FAFSA and to override a student's dependency status. The school does not have the authority to change the need analysis formula itself or to make direct adjustments to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Instead, the school may make adjustments to the inputs to the formula. The changes to the inputs are dictated by the impact of the special circumstances on the family's income and assets. The standard formula is then applied to the new data elements, yielding a new EFC figure. Professional Judgment is on a case by case basis only. Students requesting Professional Judgment will need to supply written official documents to support the request.

Dependency Overrides

Financial aid administrators have the authority, through Section 480(d)(7) of the Higher Education Act, to change a student's status from dependent to independent in cases involving unusual circumstances.

Collecting and Maintaining Acceptable Documentation

Third party written documentation supporting a student's unusual circumstances is generally required. However, we understand that there may be some instances where the only documentation available to the financial aid administrator is a statement by the student. In these limited cases, the student's statement must include the facts related to the student's unusual circumstances, and the institution must include any other pertinent facts in writing.

Financial Aid Administrator's Written Determination

After reviewing all relevant documentation related to a student's assertion that there are unusual circumstances that support why he or she should be considered to be independent rather than dependent, the financial aid administrator must make a specific determination for the student. Upon making such a determination that a dependency override is warranted, the financial aid administrator must prepare a written statement of that determination, including the identification of the specific unusual circumstance upon which the financial aid administrator based his or her determination. The institution must maintain this documentation and the supporting documentation used to make each determination.

In particular, the following circumstances do not merit a dependency override, either alone or in combination:

    • Parents refuse to contribute to the student's education;
    • Parents are unwilling to provide information on the application or for verification;
    • Parents do not claim the student as a dependent for income tax purposes;
    • Student demonstrates total self-sufficiency.

Note that all of these circumstances are largely discretionary in nature. A student cannot become independent just because the parents are unwilling to help pay for the student's college education.

Although these circumstances are not sufficient for a dependency override, they do not preclude it. Sometimes there are additional circumstances that occur in conjunction with these circumstances that do merit a dependency override. These can include the following:

        • an abusive family environment (e.g., sexual, physical, or mental abuse or other forms of domestic violence)
        • abandonment by parents
        • incarceration or institutionalization of both parents
        • parents lacking the physical or mental capacity to raise the child
        • parents whereabouts unknown or parents cannot be located
        • parents hospitalized for an extended period
        • an unsuitable household (e.g., child removed from the household and placed in foster care)
        • married student's spouse dies or student gets divorced

Homestead Schools Verification Policy 2018-2019

To ensure that limited financial aid funds are awarded to eligible students in an equitable and consistent manner, Homestead Schools has developed policies for verification of family reported information. Requirements for verification of family-reported information for purposes of qualifying for financial aid must be cost effective, flexible, and based upon acceptance of a reasonable tolerance range for error applied to award amounts. Verification procedures will be uniformly applied to all financial aid programs which require demonstrated financial need as eligibility criterion.

Who?

Homestead Schools will verify all students selected for verification by the Department of Education. In addition, we will resolve all comments on the ISIR, and conflicting documentation. The Homestead Schools Financial Aid Staff may also question any aspect of an application.

What?

For applicants undergoing verification, Homestead Schools will verify the items specified in the 34 CFR Part 668.56. Specifically, these items include for Title IV applicants:

            • U.S. income tax data
            • Number enrolled in college;
            • Household size;
            • Certain untaxed income and benefits:
              • Child support
              • Food stamps (SNAP)
              • IRA/Keogh deductions
              • Tax-exempt interest
              • Untaxed portions of pensions
              • Payments to tax-deferred pension/savings plans (found on W-2)

Additional items will also be verified when there is conflicting documentation on file or items selected by Homestead Schools Financial Aid Staff.

Students' Responsibilities

It will be the student's responsibility to ensure that all documents requested are submitted with proper signatures. If a student’s dependency status changes during the award year, updating will occur unless that change is as a result of a change in marital status. Household size and number in postsecondary education can only be updated during the verification process.

Documentation

Documentation will consist of signed copies of the completed and signed appropriate requested forms. Some exceptions to documentation may be made in conjunction with what is allowed by federal regulation. The Federal Department of Education has instituted some changes to the verification process regarding income-tax return data as follows:

            • Students and parents can no longer submit a signed paper copy of the IRS 1040 as a way to confirm the income reported on the FAFSA. When completing the income sections of the FAFSA, the applicant is given the option to have this data retrieved directly from the IRS.
            • If the applicant decides not to use the IRS data retrieval process and the application is chosen for verification, the applicant and the parents will be required to submit an IRS tax transcript.
            • If the IRS tax retrieved information is changed on the FAFSA, the applicant will be required to submit an IRS tax transcript.
            • However, the IRS data can be retrieved by the applicant when a correction is made to the FAFSA. If the retrieved data is not changed, then an IRS tax transcript will not be required.
            • The applicant must have a 2015 IRS tax return on file with the IRS.

Tax Filers with Special Circumstances – The IRS Tax Retrieval may not be available for the applicant in the following circumstances:

            • A joint tax return was filed for 2015 and the student or the student’s parents have filed the FAFSA with a marital status of separated, divorced or widowed.
            • If the tax filer is married to someone other than the individual included on the 2015 joint tax return.
            • If the parent or student was not married in 2015 but is married at the time the FAFSA is filed. The current spouse’s income must be reported on the FAFSA.
            • If the parents or the student is married but filed tax returns separately.
            • If an amended tax return was filed.

Requesting an IRS Tax Transcript– There are three ways tax filers can request a tax transcript.

            • Online Go to www.irs.gov - A paper transcript will be mailed to the requestor within 5 to 10 days. Please sign the tax transcript and send it to the Office of Financial Aid at NMSU.
            • Telephone  (800) 908‐9946 - A paper transcript will be mailed to the requestor within 5 to 10 days. Please sign the tax transcript and send it to the Office of Financial Aid at NMSU.
            • IRS Form 4506T-EZ 4506TEZ  forms can be downloaded from http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506tez.pdf. A paper transcript will be mailed to the requestor within 5 to 10 days. Please sign the tax transcript and send it to the Office of Financial Aid at HOMESTEAD SCHOOLS. **Transcripts ordered using this method can be mailed directly to HOMESTEAD SCHOOLS by the IRS only if the tax filer requests this on line #5, in which case the signature would be waived.
            • IRS Data Availability –   In general, tax filers can anticipate that the IRS data will be available within:
              • Two weeks if the tax return has been filed electronically
              • • Eight weeks if the tax returns have been mailed.

If the tax filer has changed or corrected the federal income tax return, the amended information may not be available through the IRS data retrieval process. You will be required to submit both the original IRS tax transcript as well as the amended IRS tax account transcript.

If An IRS 1040 Will not and is not required to be filed The filers must attest that an IRS 1040 has not and will not be filed and that the IRS 1040 is not required to be filed. Copies of all W-2 forms from all employers must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid at HOMESTEAD SCHOOLS.

Applicants filing a Puerto Rico tax return or a foreign tax return may not use the IRS Tax Retrieval and must send a copy of their 2011 tax documents.

Food Stamp Recipients Recipients of Food Stamps, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may be asked to provide the Office of Financial Aid with documentation that Food Stamps were received (FAFSA Question #75. If documentation is not provided when requested, there may be additional income and asset information requested by the Office of Financial Aid.

Child Support Paid Applicants, who have been chosen for verification and who have indicated that child support was paid by the filer during 2015, the filer must confirm the amounts of child support paid, to whom the payments were made, and the names and address of the children receiving the child support.

Time Period

No Title IV aid will be released until the student has completed any required verification process.

Interim Disbursements

No Title IV aid will be released until the student has completed any required verification process.

Consequences

If a student fails to provide documentation or information within the required time frame, no Title IV aid will be released.

Tolerances

For the Federal Pell Grant Program, the tolerance values will be used in order to pay a student. If the student does not qualify for payment options based on tolerance, then a correction must be filed with the Central Processor.

Notification

Students are notified by phone or in person. All students applying for financial aid are to be verified by the school.

Referral Procedures

If it is determined that a student has received funds that they were not entitled to receive, the student must repay the amount. If a repayment is not made, the overpayment will be referred to the US Department of Education.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (updated as of July 1, 2011 per the DOE guidelines)

Homestead Schools, in compliance with Federal and state regulations, requires that all students maintain satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of a degree, diploma, or certificate in order to be eligible to receive financial aid and remain in good academic standing and continue their enrollment. This SAP policy is applied consistently to all students of Homestead Schools regardless of whether or not federal aid is received by the students.

VOCATIONAL NURSING

Federal guidelines require that financial aid recipients maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to remain eligible for Title IV federal student aid. This SAP policy is applied consistently to all Vocational Nursing (VN) students at Homestead Schools, regardless of whether or not federal student aid is received by the student. The VN program requires 1632 hours for completion. Satisfactory academic progress for full time students will be measured every term. This SAP is based on the Evaluation Methodology for Student Progress (EMSP) in the VN program. Student meeting the EMSP will meet the SAP policy and thus will remain eligible for federal student aid.

Homestead Schools has an SAP policy that monitors:

            1. Quality – Required Grade Averages

At the end of each increment, the cumulative grade average will be determined and documented in each student’s official record.  Students with a 76 or above grade point average (GPA) as specified in the chart below will be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.  Earning a grade of 75.9 or below in any theoretical subject within a period will have earned a “Failed” grade in that subject. Students who failed a theoretical subject can re-take the failed subject to improve his or her overall GPA to meet the SAP requirements as specified in the chart below provided they don’t exceed the 150% maximum timeframe allowed to complete the program.

In the event students fail to meet the cumulative 76% GPA for the 1st Period of the 1st Academic Year (AY), the student will be on “Financial Aid WARNING” status.  Students will be allowed to continue into the 2nd Period of the 1st Academic Year of the program and receive financial aid. Students must then have a cumulative 76% GPA from 1st Period and 2nd Period to remain eligible for financial aid and to avoid termination from the program.

In the event students fail to meet the cumulative 76% GPA for the 2nd Period of the 1st Academic Year, the student will be on “Financial Aid WARNING” status.  Students will be allowed to continue into the 1st Period of the 2nd Academic Year of the program and receive financial aid. Students must then have a cumulative 76% GPA from 2nd Period of the 1st AY and 1st Period of the 2nd AY to remain eligible for financial aid and to avoid termination from the program.

In the event students fail to meet the cumulative 76% GPA for the 1st Period of the 2nd Academic Year, the student will be on “Financial Aid WARNING” status.  Students will be allowed to continue into the 2nd Period of the 2nd Academic Year of the program and receive financial aid. Students must then have a cumulative 76% GPA from 1st Period of the 2nd AY and 2nd Period of the 2nd AY to remain eligible for financial aid and to avoid termination from the program.

Students terminated from the program and ineligible for financial aid can re-establish eligibility by successfully completing the required number of hours and by attaining the overall required cumulative grade average before the next period.  Withdrawal from school has no effect on the student’s satisfactory academic progress upon re-entering