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Forms and Useful Links

Below you will find various downloadable financial aid forms and Web links to online forms .  Paper copies are available from the Business Office. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view many of the forms. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free and can be downloaded by clicking here.

Verification Documentation

2014-2015

Dependent Verification Worksheet
Independent Verification Worksheet

IRS Tax Return Transcript Request
FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool Instructions

Non-filing Statement - Parent
Non-filing Statement - Student

Child Support Paid - Parent
Child Support Paid - Student

SNAP Verification - Parent
SNAP Verification - Student

Loan Applications

Holy Cross College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program which was enacted by Congress earlier this year as a part of Healthcare Reform legislation.  More information about the Federal Direct Lending Program can be found at www.direct.ed.gov

Accepting your Financial Aid: Applying for Federal Direct Stafford Loan

STEP ONE - If you have been offered a Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan (subsidized and/or unsubsidized), you must log in to your Holy Cross portal account to accept or decline this aid.

  1. Log in to your Holy Cross College portal account 
  2. Click on the "Financial Aid" tab
  3. Select the "My Award Letter" option
  4. Using the pull-down menu, select the appropriate aid year, ie 2013-2014
  5. Accept or decline offered loans - adjust amounts accordingly if you wish to borrow less
    than the total amount offered

STEP TWO - If you are borrowing Federal Stafford Student Loans for the first time, you must complete an Entrance Counseling Session online at www.studentloans.gov.  The Entrance Counseling Session will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.  You will need your Federal Student PIN number (same PIN you used to sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid {FAFSA}).

  1. Go to www.studentloans.gov
  2. Click on "Sign In"
  3. Sign in using the information you provided on the FAFSA and your PIN number
  4. Click on "Complete Entrance Counseling"

STEP THREE - Next you must e-sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).  The MPN is done on the same web site, www.studentloans.gov , will also take approximately 30 minutes and must be completed in one session.  This is the final step that will allow the scheduled disbursements of the student's loan(s).

  1. Go to www.studentloans.gov
  2. Click on "Sign In" 
  3. Sign in using the information you provided on the FAFSA and your PIN number
  4. Click on "Complete Master Promissory Note" - you will need to provide the name, address and telephone number of two references who have known you for at least three years and have different addresses from each other

The Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note information will be provided to Holy Cross College upon completion.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please be advised that your Stafford Loan(s) will not be disbursed to your student account unless you complete all three steps outlined above. 

Applying for Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

The Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan program allows parents to borrow the difference between their student's cost of attendance and the financial assistance he or she is receiving.  The interest rate is fixed at 7.9 percent and the loan carries a 4 percent origination fee that is deducted from the loan when it is disbursed.  
 
Parent PLUS Loan payments may be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time or more.  Borrowers should contact their servicer for details.
 
STEP ONE - To apply for the Parent PLUS Loan, the student's parent will fill out the PLUS Loan Request form and submit the completed form to the Office of Financial Aid.  The Holy Cross College Office of Financial Aid will run the credit check to ascertain the borrower's eligibility for the PLUS loan.  If the credit check is approved, the borrower will then proceed with the next step in the process.*
 
STEP TWO - Next you must e-sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).  The PLUS MPN is done on the same web site, www.studentloans.gov , will also take approximately 30 minutes and must be completed in one session.  This is the final step that will allow the scheduled disbursements of the student's loan(s).

  1. Go to www.studentloans.gov
  2. Click on "Sign In"
  3. Sign in using the information you provided on the FAFSA and your PIN number
  4. Click on "Complete Master Promissory Note" - you will need to provide the name, address and telephone number of two references who have known you for at least three years and have different addresses from each other

The Master Promissory Note information will be provided to Holy Cross College upon completion.
 
*In the even the credit check is not approved, the borrower/student has two options.

  1. The first option is for the borrower to secure an endorser to proceed with the PLUS loan. The borrower must contact the Office of Financial Aid to utilize the endorser option.
  2. Appeal the decision by contacting www.myedaccount.com
  3. The second option allows the student to elect to utilize the additional sum of $4,000/$5,000 unsubsidized loan funding depending upon his or her grade level.  This option can be indicated on the original PLUS Loan application.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  As with Stafford Student Loans, a Parent PLUS Loan will not be disbursed to your son or daughter's student account unless a parent successfully completes both steps outlined above.

Private/Alternative Loans

For information on alternative or private loans, click here.

Perkins Loan Holders

If a Perkins Loan was included in your financial award letter, please download and print the Federal Perkins Promissory Note only if you are awarded this loan.  The completion of this Perkins Promissory Note will confirm that you are both requesting, accepting the loan and signing the master promissory note for it. Upon completion of the promissory note, please mail the original (keep a copy for yourself) to the attention of the Office of Financial Aid, Holy Cross College, PO Box 308, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0308.

Perkins Loan Requirements

Work Study Forms

The Work Study Application is available on Moodle for all currently enrolled students.

These forms are available to students interested in on-campus employment. Please note that students awarded Work Study on their award letter will be given priority consideration for most on-campus positions.

Dependency Override Request

A student's dependency status for financial aid is determined by the responses to questions on Step 3 of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  If the student cannot answer "yes" to any of those questions, they are considered dependent.  An emancipated student who doesn't answer any of those questions with a "yes" is still considered dependent for financial aid purposes.  If you have encountered an extreme situation in your life that you believe may qualify you to be independent, please use this form, complete it and submit it, along with all requested/required documentation for review in the Office of Financial Aid. 

Dependence Override Request Form

By federal law, the following circumstances DO NOT warrant the approval of a student's dependency appeal.

It is the policy of the Holy Cross College Office of Financial Aid to evaluate each dependency override appeal regardless of approval of a dependency override at another institution.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The completion of this form is required when filing a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal and must accompany the appeal.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

Useful Links

Other Useful Links and Governmental Web Sites

Below is a list of government web sites that may be useful in answering aid questions.