Students (under age 24) who are children of former, active or retired officers or active or retired enlisted military personnel are eligible to apply. Interest-free loans, MOAA's main program, are renewable annually for up to five years of full-time undergraduate study. Assistance is available only to students who have not yet earned an undergraduate degree. The interest-free loan and grant program provides $5,500 loans, which are renewable for up to five years of undergraduate study. Students (under age 24) who are children of former, active or retired officers or active or retired enlisted military personnel are eligible to apply. If such a child served in a Uniformed Service before completing college, however, his or her maximum age for eligibility will be increased by the number of years he or she so served, up to five years. Military academy cadets are not eligible for this program. Selected students must have a sponsor that is a PREMIUM or LIFE member of MOAA or if enlisted, a member of Voices for America's Troops. For more information, please click this link: http://www.moaa.org/loans/#Student-Loan-Programs
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TEACH FOR TEXAS CONDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM
This is a Student Loan with cancellation provisions for teaching. The Teach for Texas Grant is received only after the student is accepted into the teacher education program.
The purpose of the program is to encourage students to become certified teachers and to encourage these newly certified teachers to teach in a field having a critical shortage of teachers or in communities having a critical shortage of teachers.
The maximum amount that may be awarded in a lifetime of recipient is currently $10,752. Annual awards will range from $3,584 to $10,752 based upon the applicant's anticipated program completion date as well as previous awards.
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Typically, Seniors would wait to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in January (2017) of their Senior year. However, the feds are making the FAFSA available much earlier on
OCTOBER 1 (2016) which is referred to as “Early FAFSA”.
They will use their already-completed 2015 income tax information, which is referred to as “Prior-Prior Year”, instead of having to wait to complete their 2016 tax returns.
MSU has information on their financial aid office website: MSU Financial Aid Information
This is extremely helpful to your students and parents since they are able to complete their financial aid process much quicker with tax return information that is already completed.
This allows the current FAFSA application cycle to align itself with college admissions application deadlines, which typically occur in the Fall as well.
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