FSA ID

The FSA ID ― a username and password ― has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at www.nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) at www.teach-ats.ed.gov.

Steps for creating an FSA ID are as listed:

  1. Log in to one of the websites above and click the link for creating an FSA ID
  2. Create a username and password, and enter your e-mail address
  3. Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security number, contact info, and challenge questions and answers
  4. If you have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you will be able to enter it and link it to your FSA ID (You may still create an FSA ID if you have forgotten your PIN or don’t have one)
  5. Review your information, and read and accept the terms and conditions
  6. Confirm your e-mail address using the secure code, which will be sent to the e-mail address you entered when creating your FSA ID.

For assistance, please visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid.

ACE Scholarship Program Update

 

  • The ACE (Access College Early) Scholarship Program  was authorized by the Nebraska Legislature in 2007, the Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program Act (LB 192). 2015-16 academic year students will be limited to ACE Scholarship funding for a maximum of two classes per term for the coming year.  To help you counsel your students below are some different scenarios on how this will be implemented:
    • If a student is registered for one or two classes at College A in the same term, no change from previous years…the student can receive the scholarship for each course.
    • If a student is registered for one class at College A and one class at College B in the same term, again, no change from previous years, the student can receive the scholarship for each course.
    • If a student is registered for more than two classes at College A in the same term the student can only receive the scholarship for two of the courses; the student will be responsible for the cost of the additional course(s).
    • If a student is registered for more than two classes at multiple colleges in the same term only two courses can receive funding and the student will be responsible for the cost of the additional course(s).
    • If a student takes two classes in the fall term and two classes in the spring term the scholarship is available (provided we haven’t run out of funds) for all four courses…the limit is per term, not per year.

    Additionally, there is a new criteria students can meet to be eligible for the ACE Scholarship.  A student whose family income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and who is enrolled in a career program of study can apply for an ACE Scholarship.  Career program of study means a sequence of at least three high school courses that:

    1. Are part of a career pathway program of study aligned with:
    2. the rules and regulations of the Nebraska Department of Education (http://cestandards.education.ne.gov/),
    3. a professional certification requirement, or
    4. the requirements for a postsecondary certification or diploma; and
    5. Have a least one local member of business or industry partnering as an official advisor to the program.

    Students applying under this criteria will mark it on the application and will be required to provide a copy of their parent’s 2014 1040 tax form and scholarship personnel will do the calculation to make sure they meet the income guideline.  By you approving the ACE application you are certifying that the student meets the career program of study guidelines listed above.  The amount of the scholarship will be the amount the college is charging for the course or $250, whichever is less.

    • For Fall term classes – application can be submitted starting August 1 (October 15 for Career Program of Study); deadline December 15
    • For Winter term classes – application can be submitted November 1 (January 15 for Career Program of Study); deadline March 31
    • For Summer classes which have a start date prior to July 1 – application can be submitted April 1 (May 15 for Career Program of Study); deadline July 1NOTE:  under this criteria the student is limited to a maximum scholarship amount of $250 per term.  Additionally, the law states that students applying under the other six ACE Scholarship criteria are to be given priority when applying for the scholarship; therefore, we are changing the application and deadline dates to the following:For Spring term classes – application can be submitted November 15 (March 15 for Career Program of Study); deadline May 15
  • To apply for the ACE Scholarship visit http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/Ccpe/Financial_Aid/ACE/default.asp