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Caution Flags Details 2013-2014

Citizenship Status
  • When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your application was sent to the Social Security Administration to verify your citizenship status. The Social Security Administration could not confirm that you are a U.S. citizen.
  • Before we can consider you for federal student aid, you must provide your birth certificate, passport, or other documents that prove U.S. citizenship. If you are an eligible non-citizen, you must provide official INS documentation of your citizenship status so that we can re-submit your Student Aid Report for processing.

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Default on Federal Student Loans
  • When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) indicated that you are in Default on a least one federal student loan.
  • In order to regain federal student aid eligibility you must provide documentation from the Department of Education or a letter on institutional letterhead indicating your loan is either paid in full, consolidated or is meeting satisfactory repayment arrangements.
  • For more detailed information regarding your loan default, please visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students website at http://www.nslds.ed.gov or by calling 1-800-433-3243

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Discharged Federal Student Loans
When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) indicated that you have prior loans discharged due to disability.

To receive further federal loan funds you must submit:
 
  1. Certification from a legally licensed physician stating that your condition has improved and that: a) You have the ability to engage in substantial gainful activity; b) You can attend school.
  2. A signed statement that you are aware that a new student loan cannot later be canceled on the basis of any present impairment unless that condition substantially deteriorates and the definition of total and permanent disability is again met.
    • A letter from the US Department of Education indicating your loan(s) has/have been discharges.

Note: a prior loan discharge does not affect your eligibility for federal grant fund.

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Selective Service
  • All males ages 18-25 who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are required to register with the Selective Service in order to receive Federal Aid. In the processing of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Selective Service Administration reported that you are not registered with them.
  • If you believe that you have already registered or are exempt, please contact the Selective Service at 847-688-6888 to resolve any registration issues. You may also visit them online at www.sss.gov to register.
  • Once you have confirmed your status, you must provide official Selective Service documentation of your registration status. (i.e. elective Service Registration Acknowledgment letter).
  • Males born before 1960 and females are not required to register with the Selective Service.

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Drug Conviction
When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you indicated that have a drug conviction.
  • A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds.
  • If you answered this question incorrectly, please go online to www.fafsa.gov and make a correction to this question.
  • If you answered this question correctly, you are not eligible for Federal Student Financial Aid funds until the date calculated on Worksheet 31.
  • Please contact an SFS Representative for additional options to fund your educational expenses.

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Social Security Number, Name, or Date of Birth Mismatch
  • According to the Social Security Administration records, the date of birth you reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) does not correspond with the social security number you reported.
  • If the name and social security number shown on your Student Aid Report are correct, you must contact the Social Security Administration Office to resolve this problem. In the interim, you may provide a copy of your signed Social Security Card as proof you filed your FAFSA correctly.
  • If the date of birth is incorrect on your Oasis Account, please go to the records office to correct the date of birth and bring a copy of your driver’s license/state ID.
  • If the date of birth is incorrect on your SAR, log on to www.fafsa.gov and make the necessary corrections to your SAR.

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Bankruptcy
  • When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) indicated that you had a debt discharged (federal student loan or a grant overpayment) in an active bankruptcy claim.
  • Upon review of the information provided in NSLDS, CCC will determine if you’re eligible to receive Federal Student Aid. There is no documentation for you to submit.

Please note: If your bankruptcy schedules include a defaulted Title IV loan or grant overpayment, you will be considered ineligible for additional Title IV aid until the default or overpayment status has been resolved.

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Federal Aid Overpayment
  • When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) indicated that you have an overpayment of federal student aid funds.
  • In order to regain federal student aid eligibility you must provide documentation from the Department of Education or a letter on institutional letterhead indicating your overpayment is either paid in full, or that you are making satisfactory repayment arrangements.
  • For more detailed information regarding your federal overpayment, please visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students website at http://www.nslds.ed.gov or by calling 1-800-433-3243.

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Veterans Status Match
  • You indicated on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that you are a veteran however, the Department of Veteran's Affairs could not confirm your status as a veteran.
  • Please submit a copy of your long form DD214 (Member 4 copy) for review.

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Aggregate Loan Limit
  • When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) indicated you have borrowed over the aggregate loan limits.
  • You are not eligible for any Federal Student Financial Aid until the overborrowed amount of the loan is repaid or you have made satisfactory repayment arrangements.
  • Payments and payment arrangements must be made with the loan servicer and not CCC.

For more detailed information and your loan servicer information, please visit the NSLDS website for students at www.nslds.ed.gov or by calling 1-800-433-3243.

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Fraud
    • When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) indicated that you have been convicted of, or has pled guilty to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV aid.
    • You are not eligible to receive any Federal Student Financial Aid funding.
    • In order to regain eligibility, you must repay the fraudulently obtained funds to the US Department of Education or the loan holder. Once the payment has been received and noted on NSLDS, CCC will review the eligibility status and award the Federal Student Financial Aid.

      For more detailed information about this caution flag, please visit the NSLDS website for students at
www.nslds.ed.gov
      or by calling 1-800-433-3243.

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Identity Theft
    • When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) indicated that you have one or more Federal Student Loans categorized by identity theft.
  • You must contact CCC to make us aware of the open investigation. If the loan in question is in default, you are not eligible to receive Federal Student Loan funds until the matter has been resolved with confirmation.
For more detailed information about this caution flag, please visit the NSLDS website for students at www.nslds.ed.gov or by calling 1-800-433-3243.

 

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Unusual Enrollment History
  • When you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) indicated additional review of your enrollment history is required to determine your eligibility to receive Federal Pell Grant Funds.
  • You will be contacted via email if you are required to submit additional documentation to confirm your continued eligibility for federal financial aid.
For more detailed information about this caution flag, please visit the NSLDS website for students at www.nslds.ed.gov or by calling 1-800-433-3243.