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Financial Aid Award Notice

We are pleased to notify you that your initial or revised financial aid award information is available on-line for your review and required action.  Read and follow the instructions below paying special attention to the on-line Award Message s.

 

Accept or Decline Awards

Each initial or revised award must be “ACCEPTED” or “DECLINED” on-line as shown in the “Required Steps” below.  If you do not accept/decline the awards within 30 days of the date of this notice, the award(s) will be cancelled so that funding will be available for other eligible students.  Please note that some funds (e.g., Pell Grant and scholarships) may already indicate an accepted status as required by the fund.

Enrollment

The aid awarded to you has been calculated based on at least full-time enrollment (Some funds require higher than full-time enrollment).  Certain grant and scholarship amounts may be prorated or cancelled at the time of disbursement if you enroll less than full-time or in fewer hours than required for the fund.  Such awards will continue to be adjusted to reflect your enrollment through the official census date of the semester/term.

Award Messages

It is important that you read and pay special attention to the AWARD MESSAGES for each fund awarded.  These messages will inform you of any additional steps you must take as well as the enrollment status required for the specific fund.  To view the Award Messages please see step 8 below.

Required Steps to View and Accept Awards

  1. Open your Internet browser and enter http://rams.angelo.edu/ in the address bar.
  2. Select “Review Financial Aid or Accept Financial Aid Awards”.
  3. Enter your Campus ID and your PIN.  (If you do not have your ID or PIN, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 325.942.2911 and they will reset your PIN for you)
  4. Select “Financial Aid”.
  5. Select “Award”.
  6. Select “Award for Aid Year”.
  7. Click the drop down menu and select the aid year.  Click “Submit”.
  8. Click on the “Fund” name to view the corresponding Award Message and pay close attention to any additional steps you must take as well as the enrollment status required for each specific fund.  Accept or decline each award (you may indicate in the box to the right if you wish to accept partial amounts for loans), and click “Submit Decision”; or you may select “Accept Full Amount All Awards” to accept all awards as offered.
  9. You must notify our office if you have been awarded aid for a term that you will not be attending (e.g. if you are graduating or transferring) so we can adjust your award period, amount, and prorate any loan amounts accordingly.

IMPORTANT:  Please check your @angelo.edu email for further important loan instructions.  To review the student loan process click here and parent loan process click here.

PLUS Loan Information

Please be aware that if you accept the PLUS loan, the disbursement of funds is contingent upon a credit check.  Please review this webpage for Parent PLUS instructions.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, mandates institutions of higher education to establish policies to monitor the academic progress of students who apply for and/or receive federal financial aid.  Angelo State University (ASU) makes its minimum standards applicable to all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs for the purpose of maintaining a consistent policy for all financial aid recipients.  Please review the full policy here:  https://www.angelo.edu/services/financial_aid/sap.php

Return of Funds Due to Withdrawal

The Act also mandates institutions of higher education to complete a refund calculation for recipients of Title IV aid who begin attendance in class and cease attending prior to the end of the period of enrollment.  This requirement is based on the assumption that students awarded financial aid for an enrollment period will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.  When the student ceases attendance prior to the end of the enrollment period, s/he may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds originally scheduled to be received.  Please review the full policy here:  http://www.angelo.edu/services/financial_aid/consumer_information.html#return

Questions

If you have questions, please contact our office at financial.aid@angelo.edu or 325/942-2246 or 800/933-6299.