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How to View Outstanding Requirements (Verification)

All verification is completed online.  Please log into the GSC verification system to submit all documents and answer all questions. 

For additional information, please review the following two self-help guides. 

Campus Logic Power Point

Campus Logic account creation

How to View and Accept Your Awards

You have been offered a Federal Direct Loan.  You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours a semester to receive the loan.  You do NOT have to accept this loan if you do not wish to do so.  You must either accept or decline this loan.  To do so, please login to your Banner Web account and follow the instructions below.

  1. Log into Banner Web
  2. Select “Financial Aid”
  3. Select “Award”
  4. Select “Award by Aid Year” and then select appropriate year
  5. Click on the "Terms and Conditions" tab at the top of the screen.
  6. Read the "Terms and Conditions" and accept at the bottom.
  7. Click on the “Accept Award Offer” tab at the top of the screen

At this point you may choose to  1) accept the full amount of the loan, 2) reduce the amount of the loan, or 3) decline the full amount of the loan.

One business day after you have completed the steps listed above, you will be able to sign your Master Promissory Note and complete the Entrance Counseling at studentloans.gov . Please be sure to complete these requirements as the process will not be complete until you have done so.

***If you have previously completed entrance counseling and signed a Master Promissory Note on studentloans.gov, you DO NOT have to do this again.

How to Complete Entrance Loan Counseling

  1. Sign into Student Loans using your Federal Student Aid PIN.
  2. Use of another person's PIN constitutes fraud. Use only your own PIN information.
  3. Select "Complete Counseling" found in the left navigation bar
  4. Select "Entrance Counseling" under "Choose Counseling Type"
  5. Select Gordon State College as the school you want to notify of counseling completion
  6. Select "Student Type" Undergraduate

***If you are a first time loan recipient, your loan is subject to the 30 day delay rule. This means that your loan funds will not disburse to Gordon College until 30 days from the first day of class. These funds will show as memoed to your account until the disbursement date.

How to Complete an Electronic MPN

  1. Sign into Student Loans.
  2. Use of another person's PIN constitutes fraud. Use only your own PIN information.
  3. Once signed in, click on the "Complete MPN" option located under the "Master Promissory Note" heading on the left menu bar. The Master Promissory Note (MPN) page will appear.
  4. Select the type of loan you would like to receive.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete, sign, and submit your MPN.

 

How to Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

 

To use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool at www.fafsa.gov on the student or parent finances pages:

  1. If you indicated that you recently filed your taxes or have already used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax return information into your application, then click the “View option to link to the IRS” hyperlink. (Note: If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and have not previously used it to transfer your tax return information into your application, then the “View option to link to the IRS” hyperlink does not display; skip ahead to step 2.)
  2. Enter your Federal Student Aid PIN and click Link To IRS. (Note: Students will not be asked to enter their PIN if they entered a PIN to begin their FAFSA.)
  3. Your FAFSA will be saved and you will be transferred to the IRS Web site.
  4. On the IRS Web site, enter the requested information exactly as it appears on your tax return.
  5. After the IRS has validated your identification, your IRS tax information will display. You can either transfer your information from the IRS, or choose to return to FAFSA on the Web.

If you transfer your IRS tax information, questions that are populated with that tax information will be marked with “Transferred from the IRS.”

However, there are a few scenarios in which students and parents are ineligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, such as:

  • The student/parent is married, and either the student/parent or his/her spouse filed as Married Filing Separately.
  • The student/parent is married, and either the student/parent or his/her spouse filed as Head of Household.
  • The parents’ marital status is “Unmarried and both parents living together.”
  • The student/parent filed a Form 1040X amended tax return. Remember, the Form 1040X is used to correct your original tax return.
  • The student/parent filed a Puerto Rican or foreign tax return.

Any students or parents who meet the above criteria will need to enter their tax return information manually.

How to View my Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standing

Please check your Banner Web account for your financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standing.   You’re SAP standing is calculated at the end of each semester of enrollment. 

  1. Log into Banner Web
  2. Select “Financial Aid”
  3. Select “Financial Aid Status”
  4. Select the appropriate aid year
  5. Select “My Overall Status of Financial Aid”
  6. If you see “Based on your academic transcript, the status of your academic progress is”
    1. “Not Making Progress as of” You are no longer eligible for federal funding.
    2. “Warning” You have one semester of eligible left.  You will need to be making SAP at the end of the next semester.

How to View the Date the Bursar's Office will Receive my Funds

Please check your Banner Web account to determine what day your funds will be available in the Bursar's office.  Please note that if you have a credit balance, the refunds will be available 14 days after the disbursement date.

  1. Log into Banner Web
  2. Select "Financial Aid"
  3. Select "Award"
  4. Select "Award Payment Schedule"
  5. Select the appropriate aid year
  6. This will show all of your disbursements and the date they will be available.
    1. Expected Date - is the date the funds will be available in the Bursar's office.  (Please note any refunds will be available 14 days after this date)
    2. Expected Amount - is the amount that will be disbursed on the expected date.
    3. Paid to Date - is the amount that has already been disbursed to the Bursar's office. 

How to fill out your FAFSA

  1. Go to Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Click on the FSA ID link
    1. If you are a dependent student, the parent and student must create a FSA id.
  3. Click on Start A New FAFSA
  4. Log in with your student FSA id.
  5. Add the school code of 001575
  6. Help and hints are located on the right to assist during the process.
  7. After submitting the FAFSA please look for your confirmation email. 
    1. You will find an estimated Estimated Family Contribution
    2. If you are picked for verification
    3. If your FAFSA was accepted.

How to view my balance

Please check your Banner Web account to determine if there are any outstanding balance. 

  1. Log into Banner Web
  2. Select "Student"
  3. Select “Registration”
  4. Select “Registration Fee Assessment”